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#NYlon2014 Meet-Up

Last Saturday I attended a sewing meet-up in London for the first time. I was one of 71 sewists taking part in the amazing meet-up arranged by Rachel.

We took over the V&A, and then took over the Goldhawk Road!
NYlon2014 London Sewing Meet Up
Before the meet-up I was paired with the lovely Ingrid for the name-tag swap. Ingrid made me an amazing tag inspired by my love of Star Trek.
#NYlon2014 Sewing Meet-up Name Tag
I made Ingrid a mini dress name tag.
#NYlon2014 Sewing Meet-up Name Tag
Due to lots of nattering about sewing I didn’t actually spent that long shopping, but I did get three lovely fabrics all of which are going to become dresses! I could not resist that Doraemon fabric. I’ve never seen one before but the shop actually had three different Doraemon fabrics.
#NYlon2014 Sewing Meet-up Purchases


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Me Made May Week 1

This is my first year participating in Me Made May. Last May I only had a couple of handmade clothing items in my wardrobe so it wasn’t feasible to take part. It shows how much I’ve sewn in the last year that I felt pretty comfortable committing to wear one handmade item each day this May.

Yippee, this will be my first MMM!
‘I, Charlotte at https://englishgirlathome.com/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2014’

I did keep my pledge fairly vague with the term ‘item’ as I may rely on a few handmade accessories. Maybe next year I’ll aim for fully handmade outfits as I still need to mix in quite a bit of RTW clothing currently.

Week one has been a mixture of dressing up days & slobbing around the house days.
Me Made MayMe Made May 2014
01/05: Afternoon Blouse
02/05: Archer Shirt

Handmade Vintage DressMe Made May 2014
03/05: 1940s Marian Martin dress (9049) and Brigitte Scarf
04/05: Re-fashioned Men’s Tee

I purchased the large men’s t-shirt that was today’s MMM contribution some time ago but hadn’t gotten around to resizing it. Spurred on my MMM I whipped it through my overlocker this morning and had another outfit option. Here’s a close-up of the awesome print.
Fabric