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Lisa’s #memademay Favourites Roundup
May is a special month for all of us in the sewing community as the #memademay challenge, created by @sozoblog, encourages us to wear and share our makes and take stock of our handmade wardrobe. May is also our birthday month and an important one this year as Lisa started Sew Over It 10 years ago!
As part of our celebrations, Lisa decided to wear one of our patterns each day and share it on our Instagram Stories, which you can find in our Stories Highlights. It was quite a few patterns so we thought we’d do a roundup for you here on the blog too. We didn’t have the most consistent of weathers here in the UK, so there is a real mix of patterns throughout the month: from pretty dresses to trousers and jackets, and our cosy Jessie Coatigan even made an appearance.
The Eve Dress (pictured) is Lisa’s favourite dress pattern and it featured not once but twice this month in two different prints with the fluted sleeve option.
Lisa also wore the Heidi Dress, Marguerite Dress, Bonnie Dress, Betty Dress, Florence Dress and Heather Dress as well as a comfy Bilberry T-shirt hacked into a dress by adding a simple gathered skirt.
JACKETS & Co:
The Sorrento Jacket (pictured) from our Summer Dreaming eBook is one of those wardrobe staples that goes with everything and it was Lisa’s pick when the weather finally started warming up.
Lisa also wore the Lola Coat (from our City Break eBook), the Sylvia Robe, the Dorothy Jacket, the Suraya Jacket and the Jessie Coatigan on a particularly chilly day.
JUMPSUITS & TROUSERS:
Jumpsuits and boiler suits is a trends that is here to stay and we love it! Lisa chose our Farrah Jumpsuit (pictured) in early May, which is a great option with a relaxed shape but still fitted at the waist and plenty of pockets!
Lisa also wore the Poppy Playsuit, a hack of the Rosie Dress bodice combined with the Ultimate Culottes, the Nina Trousers and the Ultimate Trousers.
Our Luna Pyjamas also got their chance to shine. After all, we did all spend a lot of time in our PJs this past year and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be as beautiful as the rest of our wardrobe.
There were a couple of skirts amongst Lisa’s May favourites and they are a great choice for both work and play. The Haxby Skirt (pictured) is perfect for twirling and comes with three different length options.
The other pattern was the Lizzie Skirt, a classic pleated skirt that looks beautiful in so many different fabrics and is aimed at confident beginners.
TOPS & Co:
The Libby Shirt, with its boxy shape, is one of those patterns you can make over and over again using a different type of fabric to achieve a different look. Lisa wore her version in a red georgette with white polka dots (pictured).
She also wore the Anderson Blouse, Pussy Bow Blouse, Susie Blouse, Zadie Blouse, the Edie Top from our Work to Weekend eBook and the Silk Cami.
Lisa’s #memademay challenge really brought home how many patterns we have released in the past 10 years, and she barely scratched the surface! It highlighted how everyone can create a versatile wardrobe by making a mix of classic pieces that go with everything and some extraordinary ones to show off at an event.
How did you take part in #memademay this year?