Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Fine Feathered Tank

My first Me Made May post - I pledged to wear four me-makes a week, but since this was a short week, I only have two for you! One is new, though :)

MMM Day 1:  Yellow Medallion Jacket

Not only is this my first wear for Me Made May - this is the first time I have worn this jacket EVER! That's right - completed October 2011 - first worn May 2013. OH GOODNESS! Have you ever had that happen?? I suppose by the time it was done, it wasn't the right season, and the next spring we were moving so who knows what I was doing - lol.  I really enjoyed finally wearing it, though - lots of compliments from the kiddos at school :)

Day 2: A Fine Feathered Tank

A new make! As part of my Me Made May pledge, I said I would make one new garment every week, and here is the first:

Pattern:  Simplicity 1614 - Tank tops - View D
Fabric:  Anna Maria Horner Field Study Voile - Fine Feathered Pomegranate Orange

Pattern Notes:

- Cut size 12
- Added 1" darts on both sides in back to help with extra fabric
- Top finished with bias tape (not my favorite method, but when it's bright yellow, I can't help but like it!)
- Love the back detail!
- Shoulder seam is a bit tricky - I basically did my own thing after a few tries, especially to ensure that it fit well:  my first few attempts at the instructions made the shoulder straps stick out instead of lay flat.  Eventually I just put the front strap inside the back strap at more of an angle and top stitched.  

Here are a few detail shots:

Inside out back  ::  Inside out front  ::  Shoulder seam
I really love how this top looks, and feels (mmmm voile - especially for summer!) and can't wait to wear it again!

How is your Me Made May going? Fun? Stressful? Make anything new? :)


  1. I love your tank! That vibrant hue looks great on your skin tone.

    1. thank you so much! I absolutely love the color too - and the name: pomegranate orange - sounds delicious :)

  2. Your color choices are lovely- great week!

  3. That's a beautiful tank top! The colour suits you as well....I'd have to give that one a try....well done

  4. Lovely outfits! I love how colorful both the jacket and the tank are. So perfect for spring! You look adorable in that tank.

  5. Love both of these! And glad to know I'm not the only one who makes stuff and then doesn't wear it!

  6. I love that tank! The little detail on the back is so cute :) I'm trying to make an effort to wear some of my me mades that have been left at the back of the wardrobe too this month. That jacket is lovely, hopefully you'll be able to wear it more now

  7. I can't believe you've never worn that jacket!! It's so cute and classy. You MUST wear it more. Love the tank fabric too.

  8. I like your tanktop very much. It is simple but still very stylish. The fabric you used is also pretty!

  9. I love the tank, the back is gorgeous! I may have to invest in that one :)

  10. Both pieces are super cute! They look great on you!

  11. Oh God, that voile is so pretty! Love how it fits your, very jealous of the color!!!

  12. Wow! Those are both really cute makes! I'm definitely going to have to check out that Simplicity pattern - it looks like a great summer tank. Nice fabric choice and colors also, the orange and yellow look stunning on you! Super cute! Glad you've been enjoying the embroidery goodies also, you'll have to stop by and let me know if you had fun with the kit. I have a bunch of finished things in my blog queue, hope to get a new post up soon, it's been ages! :-)

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  14. Great top! Love the back detail!!