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Hot off the sewing machine ๐Ÿ”ฅ This is my 4th pair of Safiya trousers (5 th if you count my playsuit). I really love how each different fabric gives this pattern such a different feel. AD. This fabric was given to my by @minervadotcom as part of their brand ambassador program. I’ll be sharing more details over on their website soon. #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2022 #MeMadeMay22 #MMMay #MMMay22 #MinervaBrandAmbassador, #MinervaMakes #MinervaMakers #MinervaBrandAmbassador, #AshtonTop #HelensCloset #HelensClosetPatterns #SewingSafiya #MakeItSimple #TATB #TillyAndTheButtons #MakeItSimpleBook

Blinked! That’s what you get for only taking a few pics. This is a new pairing, wearing the ZW Gather Dress as a top over my wide leg trousers. I feel so floaty! #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2022 #MeMadeMay22 #MMMay #MMMay22 #SewingSafiya #MakeItSimple #TATB #TillyAndTheButtons #MakeItSimpleBook #ZWGatherDress #ZeroWasteGatherDress #MeMadeZeroWaste #ZeroWasteDress #BirgittaHelmersson #BirgittaHelmerssonPatterns #ZeroWastePattern #SewcialistsZeroWaste

This was the other half of the “dress” I wore to some recent weddings. I love how much wear I’m going to get out of these as separates but I can always pair them together if I want to feel fancy! The top is the Woolfork pattern from Embody by @jacquelinecieslak #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2022 #MeMadeMay22 #MMMay #MMMay22 #EmbodyCapsuleCollection #PomPomPress #JacquelineCieslak #EmbodyMAL #Woolfork #WoolforkPattern #WoolforkTop #WoolforkCrop #WoolforkCropTop #P4P #PatternsForPirates #SOSPants #P4PSOSPants

The only me mades suitable for a CFS crash day are jogging bottoms and a crochet blanket. You know its bad when it gets to 6pm and you realise your jumper had been on inside out all day #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2022 #MeMadeMay22 #MMMay #MMMay22 #SewDisabled #ChronicallySewn #DisabledMakers #ChronicFatigue #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #WendyWard #MonsalLoungePants #ABeginnersGuideToSewingWithKnits #Crochet #CrochetCrew #CrochetLover #CrochetInspiration #CrochetersOfInstagram #CrochetersOfIG

25 blue and grey outfits… Or at least feels like it ๐Ÿ˜‚ #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2022 #MeMadeMay22 #MMMay #MMMay22 #PatternsForPirates #P4P #BeBoldBodySuit #P4PBeBoldBodysuit #ClaraWrap #ClaraWrapTop #GreenstyleCreations #SewingSafiya #MakeItSimple #TATB #TillyAndTheButtons #MakeItSimpleBook

I don’t think I’ve shared any of this outfit before! So here are the details about so this newness! The top is the colour quad crop pattern by @jamesnwatts which I actually knit last year but never got round to photographing. I used up some odds and ends of cascade 220 which I found in my stash and were just begging to be put together in one project. I knit size small for the back and medium for the front and added a rib band at the bottom. It’s a really fun tee and was a fab introduction to intarsia! The trousers are the @tillybuttons Safiya pattern with just a few tweaks to create my dream pattern. I increased the rise by half an inch and added a wider elastic (2″) to give my preferred waistline. Obviously I also lengthened them to full length (the pattern is cropped). I also scooped the crotch to get rid of some wrinkles which were bothering me in the previous pair. For the final adjustment I did a new to me ‘knock knee’ adjustment after some advice from @thriftystitcher. It’s amazing how much of a difference a quarter inch adjustment has made… I’ve never had trousers that hang this straight on me before! #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2022 #MeMadeMay22 #MMMay #MMMay22 #TheSlowSew #SlowSewing #SewingDetails #MeMade #MeMadeWardrobe #MeMadeEveryDay #IMakeMyClothes #MeMadeOOTD #DIYOOTD #SewingSafiya #MakeItSimple #TATB #TillyAndTheButtons #MakeItSimpleBook #ColorQuadrantCrop #JamesNWatts #PatternHack #YouCanHackIt [Image description. Helen is stood with her hands in the pockets of a pair of black wide leg trousers. She is also wearing a colour blocked knitted tee in blue, black, and white.]

Love these trousers so much I actually made another pair and have the 3rd on the cutting table! #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2022 #MeMadeMay22 #MMMay #MMMay22 #SewReshare #SewReworn #LovedClothesLast #HemlockTee #GrainluneStudio #HSewsFreeTees #SewingSafiya #MakeItSimple #TATB #TillyAndTheButtons #MakeItSimpleBook [Image description. Helen is wearing blue wide legged trousers and a cream and navy striped tee.]

I had a couple of weddings to attend in the spring and just new I wanted to make my outfit from this gorgeous liberty cotton I snagged in their summer sale last year. I had intended to make a dress but knowing that a ditsy floral is a bit of of my comfort zone I opted for coordinating separates. For the weddings they looked like a dress but I will get so much more wear out of them this way. Today, the skirt was the prefect choice for the lovely early summer weather we’ve been having. I’m sure I’ll share the matching top later in the month. I haven’t been band dropping the patterns I’ve been wearing this me made may as it is frankly too much effort for what is essentially free advertising, but as I haven’t shared this skirt previously I’ll let you know that it’s the @seamwork Pauline skirt with the member bonus hack for a gathered waist. I lengthened the slit to take it above the knee as I find walking tricky enough at the moment without having to wiggle around in a pencil skirt. #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2022 #MeMadeMay22 #MMMay #MMMay22 #SewDisabled #ChronicallySewn #DisabledMakers #ChronicFatigue #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #StellanTee #Seamwork #SeamworkPauline [Image description. Helen is stood with one hand on her hip. She is wearing a dark grey tee tucked into a blue/green/yellow ditsy floral midi skirt.]

Uh oh, I forgot to share yesterday’s outfit, even after I took the photo and everything! Yes, this is the same fabric as the safiya jumpsuit I wore earlier in the week. This Dana dress came first and I squeezed the safiya out of the remnants! #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2022 #MeMadeMay22 #MMMay #MMMay22 #P4P #PatternsForPirates #SOSPants #P4PSOSPants #BeBoldBodySuit #P4PBeBoldBodysuit #DanaDress #SOIDanaDress #SOIWorkToWeekend #SewOverIt [Image description. Helen is wearing a blue jacket with white flowers over a grey top and black skinnies]

Massive cardboard box can’t stop me from documenting this #MeMadeMay outfit… The black fabric is still making it mighty difficult though! #MeMadeMay2022 #MeMadeMay22 #MMMay #MMMay22 #AshtonTop #HelensCloset #HelensClosetPatterns [Image description. Helen is wearing a black dress. She is stood beside a cardboard box which is almost as tall as she is.]