Me Made May Competition Winner!

Me Made May is over for another year, and this week we get to announce the winner of our little competition to see what you’ve all been making and wearing over the course of the month. We had loads of fantastic entries showing off your incredible sewing skills and your brilliant taste in hand made patterns. Thanks so much for all your effort, but there can only be one winner, and that is …

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Zoe with her gorgeous shift dress made from our very own Gutermann fabric! We think she looks fantastic and given how new she is to sewing, we’re incredibly impressed by her sewing skills. Just look at the centre line – perfect pattern matching! May and Patrick would be proud. So Zoe wins a £25.00 voucher to spend on more fabrics from the shop and a big round of applause from Emporia – keep up the good work, Zoe!

Clair and I have not been slacking when it comes to sewing for ourselves and our family either this month, so here’s a little selection of what we got up to during MMM.

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I’ve been wearing a variety of old and new makes this May, with the most popular item being my brand new anchor print A line skirt; designed by Clair and made by me one afternoon in the shop, I love this skirt more than words can describe and it definitely wins my personal favourite for MMM this year. Other garments I created for Me Made May 2015 include: camisole and matching pyjama bottoms in zebra print cotton lawn (camisole pattern from the Sewing Bee book 1 and pj bottoms by Clair); a quick jersey star print cowl; a denim coloured wrap skirt (taken from an existing vintage skirt); a hand knitted nautical knot necklace (designed by me); and a kimono sleeve top (Salme patterns). Two classic Me Made items that get dragged out every summer but I only had the chance to wear a couple of times this May as the weather was so cold are my much loved culottes and the long A line skirt made from an Indian bedspread.

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Clair hasn’t just been sewing for herself this May as you can see from her little selection. During May she wore: her red and green print belt (self designed); a kimono dress covered with little Japanese girls (self drafted); a grey t shirt embellished with applique flowers; a leopard print stretch bubble hem skirt, which has been a staple part of her wardrobe for years (self drafted); a stylised felt flower brooch made during the Emporia first birthday party create session; and a black and white star print wrap skirt (Tilly & The Buttons pattern). She also made a jumper and a hoody lined with red jersey from our fabulous Marc Jacobs sweater material for two of her boys this May.

Overall, we’re really pleased with how much we wore our MMM clothes and how it has inspired us to do more sewing. And we’re also really pleased with how many of you we have inspired this month too – so a special mention goes to this little girl and her fabulous VE inspired aeroplane dress.

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Well done everyone! Let’s hope even more of you are creating fabulous garments by this time next year. Roll on MMM 2016!

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