Monthly Archives: May 2021

This is the sort of make I used to be able to whip up in an afternoon but I cut it out on Friday afternoon and have been working on it all weekend. Despite having had plenty of rest breaks in between sewing sessions I’m still paying for it today. Still learning my limits with CFS but it feels good to have made something. PS I know it’s a little tight across the bust but this is a size that I’ve made before and usually fits me well so I’m hoping that now my meds are stable I will get back to my usual shape in a few weeks Day 31. ๐Ÿงก Ashton top sewn 2021 ๐Ÿ–ค RTW Leggings bought 2021 #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2021 #MeMadeMay21 #MMMay21 #MMMay202 #SewistsOfInstagram #MillennialSewing #Sewcialists #SewMuchFun #TheSlowSew #SlowSewing #SewDisabled #ChronicallySewn #DisabledMakers #ChronicFatigue #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #MeMade #MeMadeWardrobe #MeMadeEveryDay #IMakeMyClothes #b36w29h39 #measurementsmovement #SewBusty #AshtonTop #HelensCloset #HelensClosetPatterns [Image description. Helen is wearing an orange sleeveless top and clack leggings.]

Can you believe it? We’ve nearly finished #MeMadeMay2021 and I’ve only just cracked out the summer clothes! Day 30. ๐ŸคŽRTW cardigan from Fat Face c. 2019 ๐Ÿ–ค Ogden cami sewn 2019 ๐Ÿ’™ Safiya trousers sewn 2020 #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay21 #MMMay21 #MMMay202 #SewReshare #SewReworn #LovedClothesLast #MeMade #MeMadeWardrobe #MeMadeEveryDay #IMakeMyClothes #b36w29h39 #measurementsmovement #SewBusty #SewingSafiya #MakeItSimple #TATB #TillyAndTheButtons #MakeItSimpleBook#TrueBias #OgdenCami [Image description. Helen is wearing a black camisole and blue wide leg trousers with a lightweight brown cardigan.]

Crazy hair and a stripy tee that doesn’t photograph well! Day 28. ๐Ÿ–ค Peak tee sewn 2020 ๐Ÿ’™ Peg legs sewn 2020 #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2021 #MeMadeMay21 #MMMay21 #MMMay202 #SewReshare #SewReworn #LovedClothesLast #MeMade #MeMadeWardrobe #MeMadeEveryDay #IMakeMyClothes #b36w29h39 #measurementsmovement #SewBusty #P4PPegLegs #PatternsForPirates #PegLegs #PeakTee #PeakTshirt #SewingWithKnits #SewingWithKnittedFabric [Image description. Helen is wearing a black and white striped tee and teal leggings.]

I’m still plodding away with my Deren tee but I’m at that point in the project where I start to get itchy fingers to cast on something new. I’ve never been a sock knitter but when I found out about these Addi sock-wonder needles I just had to give them a try and I think they might be winning me over. No fiddly DPNs or constant rearranging of the magic loop just straight-forward knitting in the round. Yarn. Old no. 7 merino nylon sock yarn by Birdstreet yarns @mrb_birdstreetyarn @clare_birdstreetyarn Needles. @addineedlesuk sock-wonder 2.5mm Pattern. Rye light by @tincanknits #KnittingInspiration #KnitAndBeHappy #KnittersOfInstagram #Knitstagram #RyeLightSocks #TinCanKnits #SockKnitting #SockKnittersOfIG #BirdstreetYarns [Image description. A top down photograph of a work in progress sock cuff knit in small circular needles. Beside the knitting is a small ball of yarn. The yarn is a warm brownish yellow. Both are placed on a wooden table.]

Today I got my first dose of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine… and this rather fetching sticker to prove it. It was a massive day out for me as I haven’t been anywhere for over 6 months. So now I am exhausted but not even that can wipe this massive grin off my face. Day 27. ๐Ÿ–ค Ashton top hacked to add a gathered skirt. Sewn 2020 #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2021 #MeMadeMay21 #MMMay21 #MMMay202 #SewReshare #SewReworn #LovedClothesLast #MeMade #MeMadeWardrobe #MeMadeEveryDay #IMakeMyClothes #b36w29h39 #measurementsmovement #SewBusty #MinervaBrandAmbassador, #MinervaMakes #MinervaMakers #AshtonTop #HelensCloset #HelensClosetPatterns #PfizerVaccine [Image description. Helen is wearing a loose fitting sleeveless black dress. She is smiling broadly and pointing towards a small sticker on her chest.]

Feeling blue. Both the colour and the vibe. Day 26 ๐Ÿ’™ Concord tshirt sewn 2020 ๐Ÿ’™ Cleo dungaree dress sewn 2020 #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2021 #MeMadeMay21 #MMMay21 #MMMay202 #SewReshare #SewReworn #LovedClothesLast #MeMade #MeMadeWardrobe #MeMadeEveryDay #IMakeMyClothes #b36w29h39 #measurementsmovement #SewBusty #ConcordTShirt #Cashmerette #CashmerettePatterns #SewingCleo #TillyAndTheButtons #TATB [Image description. Helen is wearing a blue 3/4 sleeve top and a blue denim dungaree dress.]

Hello grellow! I bought some aeroflock thread to use in my coverlock machine and I love the effect, the thread sort of puffs out a bit to give a slightly fuzzy effect and of course the neon yellow is just super fun! This is a little peak at my latest make which I finished sewing this weekend. #Aeroflock #SewingGuts #SewingDetails #SewistsOfInstagram #MillennialSewing #Sewcialists #SewMuchFun #SewDisabled #ChronicallySewn #DisabledMakers #ChronicFatigue #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #Grellow #HelloGrellow [Image description. A grey tshirt with the bottom green pulled up to reveal neon yellow stitching below.]

I like to pretend that this dress fits because it took 3 toiles to get to this point but in reality the shoulders and back are still too big and the biceps are too tight. It is very swishy though so I still kinda like it a lot! Day 24 ๐Ÿ’™ Mira dress sewn 2020 #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2021 #MeMadeMay21 #MMMay21 #MMMay202 #SewReshare #SewReworn #LovedClothesLast #SewistsOfInstagram #MillennialSewing #Sewcialists #SewMuchFun #MeMade #MeMadeWardrobe #MeMadeEveryDay #IMakeMyClothes #b36w29h39 #measurementsmovement #SewBusty #FibreMood #FibreMoodMagazine #FibreMoodMira [Image description. Helen is wearing a loose fitting blue tiered dress]

Weekend uniform. Leggings and a tee Day 22. ๐Ÿ–ค Paige piko top sewn 2020 ๐Ÿ’š Peg legs sewn 2020 #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2021 #MeMadeMay21 #MMMay21 #MMMay202 #SewReshare #SewReworn #LovedClothesLast #MeMade #MeMadeWardrobe #MeMadeEveryDay #IMakeMyClothes #P4PPegLegs #PatternsForPirates #PegLegs#M4M #MadeForMermaids #MamaPaige #PaigePiko #MamaPaigePiko #PaigePikoTop [Image description. Helen is wearing a grey top and Camo leggings.]

Another seated photograph today, partly to increase the visibility of what these patterns look like seated but also because I don’t have the energy to stand ๐Ÿ˜ด Day 21 ๐Ÿ–ค Anniversaire cardigan knit by me 2018-2020 ๐Ÿค Wiggle top sewn by me 2019 ๐Ÿ’™ Heyday dungarees sewn 2021 #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2021 #MeMadeMay21 #MMMay21 #MMMay202 #SewReshare #SewReworn #LovedClothesLast #SewDisabled #ChronicallySewn #DisabledMakers #ChronicFatigue #SewnShownSeated #MeMadeWardrobe #MeMadeEveryDay #IMakeMyClothes #b36w29h39 #measurementsmovement #SewBusty #WavesAndWild #HeydayDungarees #AnniversaireCardi #AnniversaireCardigan #Ppq21 #PomPomMag #PigeonWishesButtons#P4p #P4PWiggle #P4PWiggleDress #PatternsForPirates [Image description. Helen is wearing a grey cable knit cardigan and blue dungarees. She is sat facing the camera.]