Fifteen days of May have gone by, and so far I have been able to wear at least one Me Made piece from my wardrobe each day. Here's a quick re-cap. If you are feeling inspired by any of my makes, scroll down for links to the fabrics and patterns you can find in the Miss Maude Store.
I made a couple of Hestia Skirts by I Am Patterns this summer - and I loved them. So it stands to reason that while it's getting cooler here, I'm not ready to give up on my summer favourites. That's where the beauty of layering comes into play.
I've swapped out the sneakers and singlets for boots, tights and a simple cashmere top. Still super comfortable, easy to wear and warm! For everyday use, and walking the kids to school, I think I might throw on some flat shoes though!
This weekend's project was the Artemis Coat by I Am Patterns - the first French Indie Pattern designer to land at Miss Maude. The coat is unlined and is a simple make - probably the quickest coat you could make for winter. The pattern recommends heavy weight fabrics - nice and warm types for winter. I was looking for something to see me through autumn, so I chose to use the Scout Denim Laundered Linen in store. Thick and soft enough to head off autumn chills, but not too heavy...
And it has turned out to be a great fabric choice! I have ended up with a very versatile coat...which I love!
Because the linen is already laundered, is has a natural drape and softness to it that you don't get with a crisp unwashed linen (although that does come with age). Thus making it a great choice for an easy care coat - no time for unnecessary ironing in my life! The more wrinkles this coat gets, the better.
I love it that. depending on my mood,, the weather, or where I'm heading I can completely change the look of this coat.
The coat is unlined so I decided to bind most of the seams. Beautiful detailing on the inside of a garment always makes me smile. Plus when I wear the coat open there are pretty little flashes of Liberty Tana Lawn pocking out.
Miss Maude Made Summary
Pattern: Artemis Coat by I Am Patterns
Size: 42, but sized down as I was sewing. This would be due to using a lighter weight fabric than the pattern recommended.
Alterations: took 1.5cm width out of arm
Fabric: Laundered Linen Scout Denim from the Merchant and Mills range in store
Special Equipment: Stitch in the ditch foot on my sewing machine - helps get lovely looking binding.
Would I make it again? Yes, next time I'll try something heavier for winter.
Where will I wear this? Pretty much anywhere. Thrown on to walk the kids to school, or belted with heels for a night out.
The debut sewing pattern range from French indie designer, I Am Patterns, has arrived on the Miss Maude doorstep. A beautiful modern range with classic undertones that will see you through many seasons.
Tomorrow's job is to load them up to the online store. Limited numbers, so contact me if you'd like me to hold a pattern or two for you.
She has a thing for stacks of beautiful fabrics, delights in holding something made to last, and respects good craftsmanship. These are the driving forces behind the Miss Maude shop. And here are her musings.