Sunday, 29 April 2012

MMM'12, new patterns, fabric, rotary cutter & mat.

Thank you all you guys for your advice on the rotary cutter and cutting mat!

I bought myself a 45mm OLFA rotary cutter and 24" x 36" self healing OLFA rotary mat. I really wanted to get the A0 mat from eBay as suggested by TigerGirl but the shipping option didn't suit me :( 

I also stumbled upon some gorgeous cotton sateen (surprise, surprise!) on sale! I love the print. Not sure what I will make with it yet. It will go into the stash until I find the perfect pattern. 


New fabric, rotary cutter and mat. 


I bought three new patterns this week from Club BMV, I got one from each pattern company. B5566 skirt, M5850 dress and V8603 skirt.  The skirts will be perfect for work! I have been dying to make pencil skirts for work. The M5850 was the pattern I wanted to buy months ago but they didn't have my size. I want to use the M5850 strapless bodice for my next dressmaking class project.




I missed sewing class this week, so I am behind on my Simplicity 3222. I should do some catch up sewing of the darts and bodice this weekend.

I've been lazy, I haven't done any sewing since my V8511 'retro inspired dress'. I've already worn it twice since I made it - Sunday lunch and movies (I finally got around to seeing 21 Jump Street, funniest movie I have seen in a while!) and out for Friday night drinks and dinner.  I love, love, love that dress!!  




I have also joined in MMM'12. I'm starting to notice I only wear my favourite hand-mades. With this challenge, I hope to be open to wearing my other hand-mades. I'll have to wear repeat dresses but I will make an effort to accessorize well.

I'll do a round-up post at the end of May rather than daily or weekly posts.

'I, Neeno of Sew Me Love, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one item made by me each day, minimum three times a week, for the duration of May 2012'

Lots of my favourite seamstresses are doing MMM'12 and I can't wait to see everyone's outfits. Right now I feel like I have lost my sewing mojo. Promise my next post will be an update on my vintage Simplicity 3222. 



11 comments:

  1. Yay, rotary cutter and mat!! I saw 21 jumpstreet and literally LOL'd the entire time, which never happens. :)
    Those pencil skirt patterns are so cute. I need to make me a pencil skirt soon...

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    1. Me too!!! I was about to write the exact same thing "I literally LOL'd" in my post!!!!! I have to get the DVD, such a good laugh!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I am so happy for you for getting a rotary cutter and mat, lol! I love mine. But it's too small... need an upgrade! :) I wish I could find some pretty cotton sateen like you. It's so nice to work with!

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    1. I'm glad I finally got the correct mat and cutter with everyone's guidance :) I can't wait to cut something on it!!! I love cotton sateen, but I really want to start making stuff with jersey and knits ..

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  3. Good luck with MMM12. It sound like such a fun challenge. I don't really have enough garments to participate yet but I am hoping to join in next year. Looking forward to your post about it. :)

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    1. Hehehe, all I have are dresses!!!! And only about 3 are ok to wear to work... this will be an interesting months... I'll prob have to fork out and get some new cardigans to jazz up my dresses :P

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  4. I love the patterns you got! Such gorgeous fabric and I'd adore a rotary cutter and mat, it's on my birthday list! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Rose! Hope your bday is soon so u can get your pressies asap!!

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  5. Oh yay, glad you got the rotary cutter! I'm so energized sewing now-- it's way speedier (and much less painful) than ye olde scissors!

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    1. I am so glad that I will no longer have to cut lining... that was always my most hated part, slippery lining!

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  6. Rotary Cutter is easily cut the mat.Very helpful for us

    Rotary Cutter

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