15 September, 2016
madebymeg added the project Shoe Making
Well, I did it! I made my first pair of shoes. Are they perfect? No! But do they kinda look like shoes? Hell yes! I have a lot to learn, but for my first pair I just went with my basic sewist insti…
9 August, 2016
madebymeg added the project Bathing Suit + Giveaway
I’ve been wanting to try the Sierra pattern as a bathing suit forever, but I waited for summer as an excuse to sew it up. The wraparound style is something I’ve seen a lot, and it’s a fun detail to…
15 July, 2016
madebymeg added the project BurdaStyle Funnel Neck Top
This is the first of the BurdaStyle patterns I chose earlier this year and the interesting neckline got me really excited to sew it up! I think it would look beautiful in a midweight sweater knit, …
14 July, 2016
madebymeg posted a message on madebymeg's wall
Thank you! I am a combination of self-taught with some sewing store classes. It’s really ‘practice makes perfect’ for me, as I spend a lot of time sewing each month and have definitely made my shar…
madebymeg added the project Pattern Magic Wedding Dress
It wasn’t perfect, but I had so much fun getting there that I wore my new dress with pride. One of the magical things about Pattern Magic is shifting the darts and shaping into the unique design fe…
madebymeg added the project Summer Reef Tank
Here I am all ready to head out to the city to see my friends. This was the tester version of the Reef Tank, so there may have been some additional updates to the final product. The fit worked grea…
madebymeg added the project Granville Tunic
This garment is another version of the Granville shirt from Sewaholic, lengthened into a tunic. While the fit was pretty good out of the envelope, I made a number of tiny adjustments to work on the…
25 April, 2016
madebymeg added the project Punk Rock Baby Tees
I am obsessed with this clothing refashion. These two mini band tees are for our friends who are decidedly punk rock. Lucky for me, Mr. Made shares a bit of their aesthetic and was giving away some…
12 April, 2016
madebymeg changed status to www.madebymeg.us
18 February, 2016
madebymeg added the project Gingham Granville
I think one reason home sewing gets a bad rap for looking novice and, well, “home made” is the fact that we seldom have the chance to make multiples. Sure you can make a muslin, but unless you are …
6 February, 2016
madebymeg added the project Red Wool Sweater Top
My latest project is a redrafted t-shirt pattern, which was inspired by this luxurious wool ponte from Crossroads Fabric in Santa Cruz County. The store is in an unassuming building hidden behind a…
13 January, 2016
madebymeg added the project Christmas Top
The print isn’t exactly Christmas-themed, but the deer on the red background seemed just festive enough for me. I had one yard or less for the entire project, so I knew it had to be something small…
OMG these are adorable. Nicely done!
27 October, 2015
madebymeg added the project 2015 Halloween Costume Contest - Sea Lion
Sea lions are really just the dogs of the sea, and this costume is proof! I self-drafted this costume with flippers and tail for my Frenchie, and we’ve been having way too much fun with it. Here sh…
13 May, 2015
madebymeg added the project Bathing Suit Success!
The key to bathing suit perfection? Cups. Without them, my bathing suits have been flimsy, don’t stay in place, and then with tightening always end up too tight. For this one, I had some bathing su…
15 April, 2015
Just a dose of cuteness courtesy of Beatrix and her new dress. The garment is mostly a series of almost-rectangles sewn, gathered, and buttoned together.
Details at MadebyMeg…
30 March, 2015
madebymeg commented on the project Fruity Retro Twist Bikini
Wow this is so cute! I’m glad I read up on yours, too, because I didn’t realize the top was woven. I’m hoping to make this in a swimsuit fabric, so I’ll have to muslin. Love the fabric!
19 March, 2015
madebymeg added the project Freemantle Cocoon Coat
This is Marilla Walker’s Freemantle Coat. Cocoon coats are very on-trend right now, and the Freemantle pulls heavily from street style and fashion inspiration. It is interesting and unique without …
6 March, 2015
madebymeg added the project Fitted Jeans
In all, my weekend with Ginger was a success! After making more than ten pairs of jeans from three patterns over the past few years, I feel like I finally have a TNT pattern. To the trained eye the…
9 February, 2015
madebymeg added the project Men's Gingham Shirt
While I had wanted to use this fabric for myself (and still may have some fabric left over) this one went to Mr. Made for his big 3-0 birthday. He was out of town for work in the week leading up to…
7 February, 2015
madebymeg commented on the article LauraStar Giveaway
Interfacing interfacing interfacing – will help keep you fabric stable whether embroidering or mixing fabrics
7 November, 2014
madebymeg commented on the article Win A Copy Of BurdaStyle Modern Sewing: Wardrobe Essentials!
I need my skinny jeans. Just finished making another pair tonight!
4 November, 2014
madebymeg added the project Sutton Blouse
This is True Bias’s new pattern, the Sutton Blouse! You know I love me a kimono top, so it’s no surprise I’m sporting another one here. Kelli drafted this out of a desire for more v-neck patterns, …
7 October, 2014
madebymeg added the project Last Days of Summer Maya Dress
It may be after Labor Day, but in the San Francisco Bay Area this is the nicest time of year! A new dress in Marilla Walker’s new Maya Top/Dress pattern was the perfect way to beat the heat.
17 June, 2014
madebymeg commented on the article Sew Your Own Team Shirt for the World Cup!
Haha this is great!
23 April, 2014
madebymeg added the project The (Almost) Perfect Pair
I have been trying to make the perfect pair of work pants for almost four years now. This time, I think I’ve finally gotten pretty close with Burda 7447 – recommended by Sunni and pattern admirers …
27 February, 2014
madebymeg commented on the project Valentine's Day Lace
Right?! Bra making is by far one of the hardest fitting undertakings I have ever done. Some day I’ll try a new pattern, but I have to work up the energy!
14 February, 2014
madebymeg added the project Valentine's Day Lace
While I am one of those girls who typically shuns the hype of Valentine’s Day, I can’t resist a good opportunity to make up some pretty lingerie. So whether you’re going out with the girls this Fri…
16 January, 2014
madebymeg commented on the project Darling Ranges that took ages!
super cute! totally worth the wait!
14 January, 2014
madebymeg added the project Simple Floral Blouse
I did this top as a joint project with Meli. We bought the same fabric, then each sewed up something different. For my project…