01 May 2014

Me-Made-May '14

I, KC, of The Sewcratic Method sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '14. I endeavour to wear and photograph at least one me-made or refashioned article of clothing or accessory, not cheating and counting my me-made pajamas, each day for the duration of May 2014, even though I missed the May 1 deadline.

I didn't actually miss the deadline, I just missed So Zo's deadline for signing up by commenting on her post. I hadn't really thought much about Me-Made-May, having a LOT of other things on my mind, but I looked at the calendar this morning and it is May 1, and I looked at the clothing I threw on to walk the dog and it was all Me-Made, so I took that as a sign. Taking random events as signs is so much less stressful than actually thinking through decisions, don't you think?

So here I am in my Me-Made-May '14 Day One getup:


The top is Vogue 8793, made as part of Marcy and Katherine Tilton's Ultimate T-Shirt Craftsy class. Don't blame the Tiltons for the fit--I seem to learn only one thing at a time, and looking at this picture shows me why I should consider a full-bust-adjustment even on a loose-fitting top! Or I could pretend the longer back is a design element--I did make this to wear while cycling. Cycling tops are generally longer in back to accommodate cyclist who lean forward to ride in the drops. Of course, cycling tops are also generally much more fitted to cut down wind resistance, but whatever. The capri pants (I would call them knickers, but then the Brits would snigger at me) are McCalls 6360 with no embellishments. I think they are made of Dry-Flex Knit, as is the back and one sleeve of the top.

The photo was taken just outside the door to the courtyard of my new and temporary apartment. This is a lovely place on the edge of Los Angeles's NoHo (North Hollywood) Arts District, which also puts it on the edge of the NoHo Auto Body Shop District. It's too expensive for my retirement but I'll be here through May, anyway.

Now I'm off to gaze at everyone's MMM'14 creations on Flickr grade papers.


  1. Cute outfit. Have fun grading, from a retired teacher.

  2. Great looking cycling gear! I'm trying to figure out how to make my own running gear, will have to give that tee a try.

  3. Lovely to see you, KC! Since I own both of those patterns too, you're wearing my kind of outfit. ;)