Me Made May 2016 + Lemon Drop Dress

Me Made May 2016 + Lemon Drop Dress

I signed up for Me Made May 2016 for the third year now. I love how the challenge really makes me examine how well my handmade wardrobe is working. Plus I always find new outfit combinations that help to pull me out of a rut by spring.

Here’s my pledge for this year:

‘I, Rebecca of Sew Pomona , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavor to wear a handmade outfit each day for the duration of May 2016’

A simple but effective pledge for me.  My goal is no repeats of outfits…we’ll see how that goes!

Day 2 MMM- Lemon Drop Dress and Self Drafted Leggings, Sew Pomona Me Made May 2016

I’ll post here once a week showing what I wore as well as on the Flickr and Pinterest MMM boards.  Here’s Day 1 and 2:

MMM Day 1- Knitted Lina Tank and Embroidered Jeans

Day 1:  Knitted Lina Tank and Embroidered Jeans

This is one of my fav new looks.  The tank matches exactly with my jeans topstitching and embroidery.

I’m also have a new make to share for Day 2. Ever since we moved last month I’ve been itching to sew by the weekends. Because we’re staying with my parents until school is out during the week I just don’t get to sew much. I get a little stir crazy by the time we’re home in Plantation on Friday evening!

Day 2 MMM- Lemon Drop Dress and Self Drafted Leggings, Sew Pomona Me Made May 2016

Day 2:  Lemon Drop Dress (New!) + Self Drafted Leggings

These pictures were taken at the Naples Botanical Gardens on a lovely morning excursion with my Ami.  She turned 5 last Thursday and I can hardly believe my littlest one will be starting kinder in the fall.  The time has flown by.  One of the things I really love about Me Made May is that I end up documenting what we’re doing each day.  It’s a great visual diary!

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I bought this fabric on a whim from Marcy Tilton a few months ago on sale and was originally planning to make shorts since it’s an activewear/rain fabric. Well I was not thinking clearly and cut out the wrong pattern and the shorts were just crazy huge. Turns out I was using a wide leg pant pattern I had made for pj’s with a gathered waist.

Day 2 MMM- Lemon Drop Dress and Self Drafted Leggings, Sew Pomona Me Made May 2016

Day 2 MMM- Lemon Drop Dress and Self Drafted Leggings, Sew Pomona Me Made May 2016

Day 2 MMM- Lemon Drop Dress and Self Drafted Leggings, Sew Pomona Me Made May 2016

I gave up on that make and just wanted to make something that would be a success. Enter the Lemon Drop from SBCC. I made a maxi version of this ages ago and always meant to make another version at the regular pattern length. I cut out the exact same size (medium with no alterations.)  Next time the only changes will be to shorten the darts by maybe 1/2″ and lowering the waist an inch.  These patterns are meant for petites but the fit is still good on me at 5’7″.  I did the main body in teal and accented it with the navy bias and tie.  A nice quick make… done in under an hour!

Day 2 MMM- Lemon Drop Dress and Self Drafted Leggings, Sew Pomona Me Made May 2016

Day 2 MMM- Lemon Drop Dress and Self Drafted Leggings, Sew Pomona Me Made May 2016

I love this dress! It’s really lightweight and surprisingly comfortable. The material is a crisp but thin texture which will be great for the beach or pool too.  I’ve been loving this silhouette lately of leggings and tunic so you’ll be seeing more of these type of combo this month.  I made the leggings a few months ago with the same knit I used for my Navy Midi dress and they are so versatile.  It’s nice to have some basic pieces that mix and match.  I also made a tank top in the same material which gives the illusion of a bodysuit when worn together. And I always love this teal and navy combo.  You can see below that I just started on another Lina Tank this time in Blue Spruce.

Day 2 MMM- Lemon Drop Dress and Self Drafted Leggings, Sew Pomona Me Made May 2016Day 2 MMM- Lemon Drop Dress and Self Drafted Leggings, Sew Pomona Me Made May 2016Knitting MMM at the Botanical Gardens, Sew Pomona

Ami at Naples Botanical Gardens, Sew Pomona MMM

I’ll be sharing more MMM daily on Flickr, Pinterest and my Facebook page~#MMMay16

Happy Sewing!