May 1, 2014

Current Musings and Pledge to MMM 14

My apologizes for the radio silence as of late. I am currently experiencing a state of influx and I will share more on that as events actualize. 
At the beginning of April I was forced to sort and move every room in my apartment for renovations. I was devastated while my sewing was out of commission. But some good came out of it, I sorted my closet. These are my makes that survived the purge: 
That is half of my closet and certainly more than 31 garments thus Me-Made May '14 seems in order.  
Last year I was pretty successful in my MMM endeavor; I adore MMM because it heightens my awareness of my wardrobe. Year round I wear approximately a 50/50 split of me-mades and purchased garments. 

I, Melody of Sew Melodic, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '14. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made piece at least 4 times a week for the duration of May 2014.

Last month cute in a 50/50 split outfit: Me-made peplum and purchased skirt
This attainable goal of a  minimum of 4 garments a week works well for my lifestyle due to the fact that I only work five days and the other two days I live in PJs behind my sewing machine. 
Another goal for MMM '14 is to wrap up UFOs and finish mending and alterations. It is dirty work but someone has to do it. While sorting my sewing space I accumulated a 12-gallon tub of almost complete projects and simple alterations! I can knock those out this month. 
These six looks are my May UFO goals:

  • Green chiffon maxi made in April - awaiting button holes and buttons and hand stitching on the slipdress. 
  • Floral chiffon made in March - awaiting hand tacking on the zip 
  • Gold lace made in April - awaiting hand tacking on the zip
  • Hounds ponte made in March - awaiting hand tacking on the zip  
  • Satin print made in 2013 - awaiting hand tacking on the zip and hem 
  • Navy texture made in September 2013 - awaiting loads of hand stitching

I have neglected to get back into the swing of photos for the blog but I have been sewing! 
Currently I am creating a custom frock for a client which required an FBA and will share a tutorial on that soon. I made this beauty yesterday on my day off:
I plan on not letting this dress become a UFO in May; it needs a hem and zip.


  1. You are now my most, most favorite. I thought it was only me. I have no tolerance for simple finishing. It is sad. I wear unfinished things. Sad. Sad. Sad. LOL!!!

    The dress is definitely looking good!

  2. Missed ya! Glad to see you posting again and hope all is going well for you.

  3. I look forward to seeing those UFOs - they look great already!


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