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Merchant and Mills Camber Set

Merchant and Mills Camber Set Tee in Nani Iro

Another Merchant and Mills Pattern, this time the Camber Set Tee. This was traced and cut out the same time as the Top 64, so it is in a size 16 as well. It fits loosely and is über comfy, but am thinking a 14 will fit better. Next time. Although this is a simple shape, there are a lot of places that need better fitting on me: the armscye, hem length, waist nip/tuck, and perhaps do a forward shoulder adjustment.

The yoke insertion was quite genius and felt like something new was learned, so a worthwhile make- even if there are adjustments to be made for the next one. The fabric is Nani Iro double gauze from Miss Matatabi on Etsy.

Merchant and Mills Camber Set Tee in Nani Iro

My boy is home this week for Thanksgiving break and wanted to get in on the action. Merchant and Mills Camber Set Tee in Nani Iro

You can tell how much ease (too much)on the back. Even though double gauze feels like a dream to wear, it does have a bit of body and isn’t nearly as drape-y as say, rayon. Merchant and Mills Camber Set Tee in Nani Iro

Having these gorgeous Nani Iro fabrics in my stash was making me antsy, so glad I finally have another make with her fabric.

 

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Me Made May

Me Made May has kept me on my toes this month. If you’ve never heard of it, here is the link that explains what it’s all about. Participating this month has been a challenge and a wonderful learning experience. Having less of a wardrobe to choose from has made it obvious it’s very smart to have pieces that are easily mixed and matched to extend wear. My closet will soon be getting a thorough culling. There is one more day, but while I’m in the mood here is a quick roundup of this months favorites:
may 30 Me Made May Jacket J with striped Plantain tee collage
Jacket J from Happy Homemade Sew Chic
may 28 #mmmay14 hot pink hollyburn skirt front
Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt in hot pink linen, Deer and Doe Plantain Tee
may 27 mmmay14 new look 6120 nani iro collage
New Look 6120 (modified) in Nani Iro double gauze- holy cats, I have a new obsession. Double gauze is the bees’ knees. Bought from Miss Matatabi, fast shipping, too!
may1 linen weekend getaway #mmmay14
Liesl and Co. Weekend Getaway Dress in Yarn-dyed Linen
may 15 #mmmay14 wrap dress close
Dress 1a from Simple Modern Sewing, made sleeveless in Yarn-dyed Linen, loved that I tried layering since this really makes it more wearable through the year!
may 22 #mmmay14 moneta striped dress colorblocked
Yay, Moneta– love this pattern, so very comfy. Both knit fabrics came from Girl Charlee
may 14 #mmmay14 floral dress collage
Dress R from Stylish Dress Book I actually hated this dress and never wore it until I put on a belt- totally changed my mind. Although, fabric with better drape would be more flattering.
may 7 moneta knit dress collage #mmmay14
Another Moneta, fabric from Girl Charlee.
may 30 #mmmay14 dress with belt and jacket J full
Jacket J from Happy Homemade Sew Chic and my (super comfy!) Frankenpattern dress of Simplicity 1882 and 1652.
There are a few more but I’ll stop here, you can find more on my flickr and everyone else’s on the Pinterest board for Me Made May ’14.