78 Responses to “Annoucements! (+ Me-Made-May ’14: Week 3 Round-up)”

  1. dietcouture May 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    OMGOMGOMG…is there a limit to how many times you can OMG before it gets annoying??? I am SO IN on the OAL!!!! I am in love with that cardi – stuff like this is pretty much the focal point of my summer wardrobe. Plus, I’ve been looking for a new inspiration (and excuse to go to Jimmy Beans and buy up some deliciousness). YAY!!!!

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

      It neverrrrr gets annoying!! Yayay I’m so excited! πŸ˜€

  2. Michelle May 16, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    I just added the Myrna cardigan to my Ravelry Favorites! I’ve sworn-off SALs for the year, but only because I want things I will wear…. so I may be able to bend my own rule. Anyway, great idea!

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

      Well, you know, you can always sew a different pattern that you’re more likely to wear πŸ™‚ We aren’t picky! I just wanted to set a pattern for this one so people would have something to follow along with if they needed it. But yay for Myrna! I can’t wait to knit it up – just have to find the perfect yarn πŸ˜€

  3. The Nerdy Seamstress May 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    First off, an outfit a long! That’s super cool! May be I’ll start finishing my miette before I join this. I need to start knitting again because I have a huge yarn stash in addition to my fabric stash.

    Second, I love, love your Robson trench! Swoon! It’s super adorable and so versatile since you shortened it. I can’t wait for you to post about it. May be it will kick my ass to start on my trench! Ha!

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

      Yes! I’m working on Hetty right now; hopefully I can finish before this OAL because I hate UFOs (I’m like halfway done with the second sleeve, so maybe!).

      And I cannot WAIT to show y’all my Robson in all it’s glory! We even took fancy photos (well, fancier than me+tripod solo in the backyard haha).

  4. Chris @ makeandwear May 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Great plan – I’ve made a few of Andi’s designs and love them. Looking forward to the outfit along!

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

      She’s a fabulous designer πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see everyone’s makes!

  5. ShanniLoves May 16, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    Ah yes it’s so freaking cold here! I got a weather alert for cold funnels wtf!! I failed miserably at MMM this week. It was too cold for the skirts I wanted to wear and I was NOT about to drag out panty hose and tights again. boo!

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      Cold funnels?! What the hell is that ahahahaha

      I don’t blame you; once it got cold here I went straight back to pants because, fuck wearing tights.

  6. Inclement May 16, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Hello, Amelia πŸ™‚ Tell your mom it isn’t nice to refer to you as a “cat butt.” (But then tell her how smart she is, and how lovely her outfits are, and how she looks ALMOST as pretty as you do in your outfit that you did not even have to sew ;), and how looking ALMOST as pretty as a tortoiseshell cat is high praise indeed (in the opinion of the tortoiseshell cats).)

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      Hahahaha!! πŸ˜› Amelia will always outshine me in my own photos πŸ™‚

  7. Anonymous May 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

    I love the combo of knitting and sewing a whole outfit! Very cool idea and the Myrna sweater looks like a great cardigan to pair with dresses!

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

      Yeah, I think it’s gonna be a fun OAL πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to make up my Myrna; I think it’s the perfect summer cardigan to wear over dresses!

  8. homemaker4hire May 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

    Someone (ahem, yours truly) decided she just HAD to learn to knit so she could make sweaters to go with her cute dresses. *Because I don’t have enough to do right?!* Haven’t made one yet because I’m scared! I’m so on this OAL, I’m excited about the sweaterrrrr for my arctic office air, I may not do the dress because princess seams give me hives (so many adjustments for my monster rack, eep!). Sweater pattern bought!

    And your outfits for this week of MMM are all adorbs by the way. I died a little over that polka dot Robson and your short Hollyburn. I gotta get that pattern out again and make the short one, so cute!

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

      Oh no, it’s totally appropriate to knit sweaters because you can take that shit with you where a sewing machine can’t go! Ha! Portable clothes-making FTW!! Yay for making your first! πŸ˜€

  9. SeeKatSew May 16, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    I love those two outfits with the 2 netties, I have actually been googling similar striped fabric and of course can’t find any. Love love love those outfits, and of course those shoes. You have the best wardrobe ! I can’t imagine who you pick what to wear in the morning. Oh, and compliment your cat on her butt too for me.

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

      They have it at Mood Fabrics NYC if you are ok with buying sight unseen (or maybe they can send you a swatch?). It’s $18 a yard, a relatively thickish knit (almost a ponte), and comes in navy with white stripes, white with navy stripes, black with white stripes, and white with black stripes. And it is AMAZING. Call them! I might regret telling you this if I come back to NYC and it’s all gone tho lol.

      And thank you! Slowly getting my wardrobe to be 100% awesome haha πŸ™‚

  10. Elle May 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Isn’t it funny how we nitpick our own creations? I think all of this looks fab and gurl, if you ever need anyone to take that DVF off your hands I’ll find a way to squeeze into it.

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

      It’s true, we are definitely our biggest critics πŸ™‚ If I ever get sick of this DVF, I’ll totally holler at ya πŸ™‚

  11. Tasha @ By Gum, By Golly May 16, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    So basically you’re doing a S/KAL of my life. LOL! I’m so tempted to join in because it sounds so awesome but I have no business starting a new sweater with 4 WIP ones. But I want tooo! We shall see. Even if I can’t, it’ll be really fun to watch!!

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

      You should join anyway! You always make the cutest sweater/dress combos and I’m dying to see what you’d cook up with this one. But I totally understand not wanting a bunch of UFOs – I personally gotta finish Hetty before I can start, eep !

  12. Amanda May 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Love this idea! Andi’s cardigan designs are so cute and pretty much the entire reason I want to take up knitting (plus, I love your makes!). I just can’t seem to get started though. Maybe that means I should attempt this sew-along. πŸ™‚

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

      Andi is the reason I started knitting!! Haha!! She’s just too good. You should totally join along with us – come onnnn, let me peer pressure you into it haha πŸ™‚

      • Amanda May 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

        I need peer pressure! I’m always shying away from knitting, but these are just way too cute to pass up. Especially with all the dresses I wear!

  13. yarningoverthedays May 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Love all of your outfits especially, Monday and Tuesday. We had a cold snap in Alabama yesterday but, I was low key excited because I had an excuse to wear a pullover πŸ˜‰

    I’m looking forward to the Outfit Along. Are you going to add lining to your dress?

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

      Monday and Tuesday are my favorites too πŸ™‚ I know what you mean about low key excited – I felt the same way since I got to at least wear my new trench πŸ™‚ It’s the little things, yeah? πŸ™‚

      I will not be adding a lining to my dress, since I don’t like to wear lined garments in the summer! Facings and bias bound edges for me haha. If you want to line yours and need help, though, shoot me an email and we can figure it out together πŸ™‚

  14. Lucy May 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    ooooh, I like Monday’s. I’m still in the ’00s teen thing of never-ever-tuck-things-in-so-you-can-show-your-lower-back-to-the-world, so I have all these skirts I never wear because my tops don’t go with them. I own several bodysuits, but they’re as a base layer when it gets cold.

    But I think I need to revise that silly habit because it looks so TIDY and put together and still so casual. LOVE.

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

      Hahahaha oh man, I remember that fad. All about the low-rise jeans and short shirts so the world could see my hipbones! lol. You’re right, a bodysuit would be the perfect solution for those skirts. And no tucking in! My versions are tshirts (aka no crotch holder, basically) since I feel like a bodysuit would be toooo hot for summer here, but I’m gonna be all over that shit come winter.

  15. justsewtherapeutic May 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    Oh so excited, count me in! Was looking for an excuse to knit another Miette but the Myrna looks so cute, really enjoy knitting Andi’s pattern’s, think I may have a slight addiction as I knitted three back to back! Just need to find the perfect yarn for Myrna….

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

      I don’t know if I want to knit anyone else’s patterns, almost! Hers are totally the best. I was actually thinking of doing another Miette too (mine is now too big, so I gave it to my mom! She loves it, yay!), but then Myrna happened and now she’s at the top of the list πŸ™‚

  16. misscrayolacreepy May 16, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    I’m joining in on this challenge, it’s awesome! Thanks for hosting it, guys.

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

      Yay!!! Can’t wait to see what magic you create πŸ˜€

  17. Turina May 16, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    I’m in for the sewalong please, love the dress and the jumper, and the idea of having a compleeete outfit at the end is brilliant!

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

      Isn’t it? Props to Andi for thinking it up (I’m just here for the ride hahahahaha). A totally me-made outfit is such a fabulous end result πŸ˜€

  18. Casey May 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    Love all your MMM outfits, but I am TOTALLY distracted by the sew along!!! lol. Count me in! πŸ˜€ Especially because I’m pretty much living in sundresses like that right now, and have been itching for a quick knit pattern. And worsted always goes so quickly (even if I just did *ahem* come back from Maryland Sheep and Wool with nothing but fingering weight yarn…)!

    • LLADYBIRD May 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

      Oh yay! I hear ya, I live in sundresses all summer too so I’m real excited to make moreee πŸ˜€ And don’t you even talk to me about Maryland Sheep and Wool… I saw your instagrams, and my jealousy knows no limits right now haha

  19. diaryofamadmama May 16, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    Wow! Love your outfits and your hair! πŸ™‚

  20. StaceyMade May 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    Wow great outfits! I’m from Oz down under and our May has been crazy weather wise, I never know what to wear! Great idea to do the knitting and sewing patterns together – swishy dresses and cute cardies are my wardrobe staples πŸ˜€ but I am a uselessly slow knitter, I’ve only made 2 garments and neither fit! One was too big and the next too small! So how hard is the knitting pattern to follow and fit and how long will it take to knit up for someone who knits at a glacial pace? Thanks!

    • LLADYBIRD May 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

      I haven’t knit the pattern yet, personally, so this might be a better question for Andi – but based on her other patterns, I think it’ll be pretty easy πŸ™‚ We are aiming this ‘along for beginners (both sewing and knitting), so I think you’ll be good! And the sweater itself seems to be a pretty quick knit – my size uses a full 200 yards less than other standard worsted weight patterns that I tend to knit.

  21. cfletemeyer May 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    Ooh love the outfits this week! I bought the sewaholic skirt pattern after sewing the adorable navy one you posted on Instagram (-: and I am excited to read about your polka dot trench, yeah! Also, I finally started my sewing blog, here it is http://www.carrieinstitches.com/blog
    I hope your classes go well at Nancy’s store, I seriously need to take a zipper class, I have a phobia!

    • LLADYBIRD May 19, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

      Oh yay! I’m so happy I was able to peer pressure you into blogging πŸ˜€ haha!!

      And yes, come take you a zipper class! Let me put to rest all zipper phobias once and for all πŸ™‚

  22. marybeezo May 16, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

    OMG I am so in, I’ve got Yowza in my stash as well as the dress pattern. I just bought Myrna and I’m going to dig through my fabric stash for the right fabric. It’s a sign from the knitting and sewing goddesses!

  23. marybeezo May 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    Oh and your trench coat and red pants are sick (in only the best way)!

  24. Stephanie May 16, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    Gosh that coat is pretty! I linked up your knit/sew along here, too:http://swoodsonsays.com/sew-a-long-calendar/

  25. Fooniks May 17, 2014 at 12:42 am #

    Oooh, your MMM is going so well. I’m totally jealous of your wardrobe! πŸ™‚

    And the sew/knitalong? I think I’m going to get in on that. I’m almost done on my first ever knit cardigan and I’m looking for another to make. I think this is it! πŸ™‚

  26. Sammy May 17, 2014 at 1:22 am #

    YESSSSSSSSS!! This is so exciting! I seriously just learnt to knit and I’m using a pattern of Andi’s and I’ve long been a stalker of yours. And I just bought the perfect pattern. I can’t wait to get started and I just hope that I finish knitting in time.
    PS All your outfits are amazing and you look beautiful πŸ™‚

  27. tialys May 17, 2014 at 2:21 am #

    I’m in. I’ve had the Simplicity pattern (and the fabric) for a while now so this will give me the motivation to get going on it. My daughter has made it and it looks fab – as your versions do. I’ve made Andi’s Miette cardigan which was fun to knit but I much prefer v-necks so I’ve bought the pattern and I’m ready – well, as soon as I’ve bought the yarn. (Might have to miss out the keyhole on the back though – just saying)

  28. Kat H May 17, 2014 at 2:30 am #

    Oh, I am so, so in for this one! Love that new cardi pattern. πŸ™‚ (Will have to use a different dress pattern coz there’s no way I’ll be able to get into that one by end of July, but hey, cardigans can always be worn unbuttoned haha!)

  29. Courtney May 17, 2014 at 9:24 am #

    This is the BEST idea I’ve ever heard. I’m so in

  30. jenna (@KittyCatStevens) May 17, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    girl, wedges were MADE FOR YOU! gah, you are seriously stunning (and so talented, ughβ€” i love it!) have i told you lately that i miss you?? i’m just glad i get to see your face on instagram everyday πŸ˜‰

    • LLADYBIRD May 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

      Ughhh I miss you too ❀ I'm happy you're busy because it means obviously really good things for you and your business, but butthurt because it means I can't steal you away for an ice cream date! Wah! Soon enough!

  31. BusyLizzie May 18, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    This is a great idea – I am totally in! I don’t need any more dress patterns so will use one out of my stash, but will get on that cardi, just as soon as I finish the one I am doing!! I love that new cardi of Andi’s, she has such great pattern, I finished the Hetty earlier in the year and love it, I also have a Miette, but it will be nice to have a v-neck. Think I will omit the keyhole though

  32. Mikhaela Reid May 18, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    The OAL is an AWESOME idea. And I LOVE that cardi, but now I’m committed to Hetty so … ARGH. Tempted to switch patterns because I love v-necks.

  33. Librarian Tells All May 19, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    Yes!!!!!! This Knit Along sounds perfect for me. I’ve been wanting to try one of Andi’s patterns, and this one is beautiful. Count me in!

  34. Marianne May 19, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    I’d been thinking about this OAL and woke up last night having a lightbulb moment. I’m in!

    • LLADYBIRD May 19, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

      Oh, I love when that happens!! The best ideas ever happen when you wake up in the middle of the night πŸ™‚

  35. Maggie May 19, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    This is my dream AOL, I am so in! I have ripped out my Miette twice, so some hand holding on the cardigan would be great. I have the dress pattern and also have the same black eyelet fabric from your first make. You know I immediately went to the Mood website and scooped some up! That is flattering, not creepy right? Haha!

    • LLADYBIRD May 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

      Not creepy at all! Someone needs to replicate that dress; mine doesn’t fit anymore and it makes me sad. DO IT!!

  36. kristiellkay May 19, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    YUSS to the OAL! My Miette (first sweater, totally inspired by you to make, of course) was thrown in the washing machine by a well-meaning Da Boy, so I need a replacement, and fuck yes to a summer-appropriate V-neck cardi!! And I absolutely loved your black version of that dress, and can’t wait to learn about turning gathers into pleats! I love fuller skirts, but not so much the gathered poofy waist I end up with.

    Can I also say how glad I am that you mentioned your hesitation to repeat an item? After the first 2 weeks of MMM, I’m definitely feeling frustrated trying to pick out me-mades that I haven’t worn, yet (though it’s definitely making me realize what I need to add to my wardrobe, ha). If the big-leaguers like you can repeat items, then I don’t have to beat myself up so much about it, haha. So thanks for that!!

  37. Debbie May 23, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    I love all your Me Made outfits, you have great style!

    I will be joining you for the OAL. When I looked at the dress pattern it is one I have already and been meaning to sew (I even have the fabric earmarked for it!) So I see this as a sign!!! Not sure whether I will do this cute little cardi or the Miette which I have had my eye on for a while.

  38. Margo B May 25, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    I’m in! I have always wanted to make and FINISH!! a cardigan! I have one almost done but a sewalong would be so helpful and this pattern looks great. Your me mades are always great, lauren!

  39. Veronica Davenport June 8, 2022 at 6:26 am #

    Lovely poost


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