Monday, June 15, 2015

Me Made May 2015

Hey yall!! I'm still catching up on different things that are on my blogging agenda - but I wanted to share with yall my Me Made May pictures!
If you're not familiar with Me Made May, you can find more information out about it here. In a nutshell, it's a chance for all of us who sew to challenge ourselves to wear what we have made in real life! Each person makes their own commitment - whether its wearing completely handmade garments, a certain number a week, or work on making more handmade garments. So Zo hosts this every year - and I'm always impressed by what everyone wears and how many handmade garments they have!
I participated last year, too (check out my posts here and here).
 This year, my goal was to wear 3 handmade garments a week, or 12 total. Since this was just after I gave birth to Alex, I knew most of my handmade clothes might not fit so I thought this might be an optimistic goal. I ended up wearing a total of 14 outfits with a handmade garment over the course of the month. I was pretty pleased with this!
Reagan's wearing two handmade dresses.
In the left photo, Joy by Violette Field Threads and in the far right, Desert Rose by Caila Made.
Some trends that I noticed with my handmade clothes:
  • I make a lot of black, white, and mint. I also wear these colors a lot. 
  • I need to make more separates, despite the fact that I love wearing dresses. When I'm not at work - I don't wear dresses as much, so I'll get more bang for my buck if make more separates, even if they aren't all that exciting. 
  • I love to wear knits. Seriously - they are super comfortably. 
  • I like to wear pieces that layer up, which ties into making more separates.
  • I'm also pretty obsessed with my "Sewing Mama" tee shirt by See Kate Sew. It's super soft and I love the statement it makes. Seriously - I wear this almost every week.  
  • Also, I look pretty darn good in a tee shirt with a maxi knit skirt.... just sayin'. 
  • I need to NOT take pictures in the mirror with my iPhone. A tripod might be in order soon.
The patterns that I wore this month during Me Made May were:

All in all, a pretty successful Me Made May! I'm super happy with how it went. Next year, maybe I can bump up the number of outfits per week to five per week. Or, maybe I'll focus on wearing different designers or something.... who knows?!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Alex's Newborn Pictures

This week, Alex is 7 weeks old!! Hard to believe my little man is almost two months old!! We did his newborn photos when he was two weeks old. I'm super excited to share them with yall today.
I had Candice of Candice Leigh Photography do his newborn photos. She did our family photos last fall when I was 24 weeks pregnant! We loved how they turned out, and I was excited to have her do Alex's pictures. Candice did such a great job - she took a little over three hours to do his photos!! I was amazed at all that went into making these gorgeous photographs. It was hard to pick my favorites, since Candice sent us over 75 photos!

 This little hat was a gift to us when Reagan was born - and both kids wore it for their baby pictures!
I love how dapper he looks in this outfit!!



Just as a little note - I added my own logo to these photographs since he's my naked baby! I'm sure yall understand!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Insta Happily: May Edition

Hey yall!! I'm slowly starting to get back into the swing of things - or rather, adjusting to life as a family of four! Last week, I went back to school for the last week. It was great to see my kiddos and my coworkers but oh boy, did it wipe me out!

So, for a glimpse of May via my Instagram...

Seriously, though, this past month has just flown by! I seriously do not know where the time went.... besides baby bottles, diapers, preschool for Reagan, trip up to my parents' home, and just ... surviving (in the best sense). I'm so thankful that we were able to take that time - and am looking forward to my summer break, too!

Oh, and as a side note, I'll be featuring all of my Me Made May Instagram pictures in a separate post.

Follow me on Instagram for more on our life of four and my fabric fun!
See my January, February, and March posts too!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Mini Capsule Wardrobe: Fabric Selection

Hey yall! I hope that everyone is taking care - and enjoying this beautiful weather! The heat has definitely hit South Carolina, and this girl is happily enjoying the air conditioning. On .... I shared with yall the nine patterns that I choose to use for my Pattern Review Wardrobe pieces. I'm super excited to show you my fabric selections today for those patterns.

Most of the fabrics were ones that I had in my stash - the tan animal print is from A Fashionable Stitch, the white and black animal print and white linen are from Joann Fabrics, and the gauze mint is from Fabric.com. It was really fun to dig through my stash and see what I had that would work with my wardrobe planning and for the patterns I selected!
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