Sunday, 7 June 2015

Mallori Lane by Madalynne

Have you seen Madalynnes blog? Pop on over and have a look as she has a gorgeous aesthetic, and even better just released a FREE pattern for a bra I have been lusting over!
I just love the straps on this pattern!
I started off making a black version (you might recognise  fabric from the stash) to test the fit. I have a 34 inch bust, so I made a Small version.  I was a bit creative with my construction as the instructions were a bit hard to follow -  the pattern is aimed at those who are familiar with bra construction. I used a fairly firm jersey (with a good recovery) from tessuti and lined it with black powermesh,  I used two layers of the powermesh for the bottom band.  I shortened the bottom band after trying it on as it was quite large! almost reached my belly button ;o.  Its still a comfy fit, but i thought would be better making everything a bit smaller.
My second version was an XS - I think the fit is just perfect!  I used a beige stretch lace over a ridiculously synthetic waffle stretch as the lace was very itchy! For the bottom band I reversed the order and put the lace in the middle layer - I really like that you can still see the pattern! Again I lined everything with powermesh.
Very happy with how it turned out! I'm thinking sparkles next time :)

Its not actually wonky! just how I put it on dear Agnes!

Me-Made-May 2015 summing up.

We made it! I went everyday in May wearing at least one "me-made" item (admittedly one was a self made bra - but it still counts... no?)
It was actually a kind of challenging month as I spent most of the days in the lab- hence my usual skirts and dresses had to stay in my closet! 
My colette clovers got a good workout- however I really need to make them longer, as cropped pants and safety boots look weird (admittedly safety boots look weird with most things!)
My black scarf necked cardy and ridiculously colourful Linden top (pattern) also had numerous repeats. 
Whilst I noted a massive demand for more netties in my life (wardrobe), Possibly in more neutral colours,  you may have noticed my love of all things bright- Makes me a bit fluorescent sometimes...
But the winners were my ooh la leggings- I wore them most days as I rode to work or played netball (and even wore them as pants a few times 😉).   These remain unblogged, as I made two pairs in april (and have been slack lately in the blogging department)
I'm trying to work out what fabric to make them out of next as its quite a quick fun sew - but I don't really need 3 pairs!!
How did your MM-May go?
Recognise this fabric?  This pair fits so much better than the other pattern I used

I made these out of a poly/wool blend from The Fabric Store that was on special... Ridiculously cosy!