MeMadeMay 2016

#MMMay2016

MeMadeMay 2016

“I, Freya of (handmadebyfreya.com, elisepatterns.com and @elisepatterns on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of Me Made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016″

Crikey, I can’t believe I’ve actually gone and signed up to this. Seriously – the number of UFO’s lying around my house is quite terrifying. Also, considering that I mostly make bras and other underwear items at the moment, this is going to be interesting as I’m going to attempt to wear things other than that!

I’ll mostly be on instagram documenting my handmade makes if you want to follow me there…

The other thing I need to work on is the posing!

Memademay2016, cocodress

 

Stripey Tilly Coco Dress

Another Coco!

I love how easy and simple this dress is! And it is the perfect casual, relaxed but still pretty smart dress to wear at the weekends…. Nice and stretchy when stuffing your face with a yummy Sunday Roast in the local pub…. (Yep, I’ve already tried that…)

Anyway, Tilly is a genius for designing the pattern but I think we already knew that… (and if you didn’t – it’s the Coco dress by Tilly and the Buttons).

Stripey Tilly Coco Dress

Oh and if you are wondering where my awesome heels are from, they’re from Clark’s! So comfortable and flattering – seriously I hadn’t been to Clark’s since approximately the last time I needed to buy school shoes. I was pleasantly surprised by their shoes!

Stripey Tilly Coco DressI opted to go without the pockets as I’m naturally an apple shape, pockets that are placed near my midriff do me no favours! The fabric is a striped black and white viscose knit. Not sure if it was double knit or not but it’s fairly stable and quite warm.

Stripey Tilly Coco Dress

(Apologies for the black underwear…)

Coco Dress, Jersey Dress

Biensûr Coco Mademoiselle…

This is the very lovely Coco dress pattern from Tilly over at Tilly and the Buttons. How awesomely talented is she? I LOVE this pattern. If you don’t know what the fuss is all about, seriously where have you been???

Coco Dress, Jersey Dress

Ok, so this should have taken me about 2 hours to make but you know when you’re really tired and do stupid things? Yep, all i’m going to say is overlocker & inside out sleeve…..

Coco Dress

And though at the beginning I did think my colour choice feels a bit Vicar of Dibley, the colour combo is definitely growing on me. But never mind, I finished it and I love it. The dress is so easy to put together, so much so that number 2 is all ready and cut out.  Don’t be too surprised if you see that appearing on here in the not too distant future!

FYI, I lengthened the dress about 5 cm and if you’re tall like me (5 ft 10″) you may want to do the same.

Coco Dress

Black & White Coco Dress, Sewing Pattern

Finally, Thanks to my friend Kat for taking the photos in the park and making me giggle. 🙂