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Me Made May ’17: Week 3

May has been a funny month for me which I will definitely be sharing more about next week, but for now I will finally get caught up on my weekly recaps of Me Made May ’17.

If you haven’t read my first two weekly recaps for Me Made May you can find them here: week 1 and week 2.

At this point we were half way through the month and still going strong with different me made outfits.

Me Made May ’17: Week 2

Week 2 recap of Me Made May is finally here.  It has been a strange few weeks for my business which I will be sharing more about tomorrow on the blog, but I really wanted to recap every week since I am really learning so much about my clothes choices this month.

If you didn’t get a chance to read my recap from the first week of this years Me Made May you can read it here.  

Sew the Year March Recap

Tomorrow I will be sharing my Sew the Year sewing plans for April but today I wanted to share how March went.

To recap my plans, I planned to sew a knit View Ridge and the Colette Myrtle dress.  I am happy to say I managed to sew them both this month!  First month since starting this fun challenge that I actually got both projects done.

My Colette Myrtle dress was the perfect outfit for my daughters elementary school auction.  I was dressed up without being too over the top and it was fun to almost take on a different persona with this outfit.  Because faux leather is most definitely not my usual style.

Knit View Ridge

Shortly after I released the View Ridge pattern last year I sewed up one in knit.  It was everything I had hoped it would be, but then I never shared it with all of you.  I wear it often and thought I would finally sew one up for you for March Sew the Year and share.  Make sure to read all the way through because I have a fun pattern bundle to share as well.

Sew the Year – March

It’s March 1st so that means I get to share my plans for Sew the Year this month.

Last month my plans were very ambitious so this month I am going to keep it nice and simple for very exciting reasons…

I have two new patterns almost ready for testing!  

If I have any hope of getting two patterns done for the month, I can’t also have a bunch of extra sewing planned.  That is part of the reason last month was a stretch, but more on that tomorrow in my February recap.

View Ridge Tester Roundup

I am most definitely a broken record when it comes to the tester roundup for my patterns.  I am always so lucky to get such a great group of ladies helping me test my patterns.  So many of them keep coming back to help me so I guess that means I am doing something right.  I have made so many friends through this process and many of whom I can email with pattern questions because I know I can count on them to give me the feedback I need and want.

View Ridge Pattern

Introducing the newest pattern to my collection, View Ridge!

View Ridge Sewing Pattern by Straight Stitch Designs

This top is the perfect example of when you take your inspiration and make it your own.  As a pattern designer it is easy to get lost in all the possibilities but I had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted out of this top and the final pattern is that plus more.

The pattern features 3 views for a variety of lengths and finishes.  You can sew it with or without ruffles and long or cropped length.  All versions have the hi-lo hem which makes it great when pairing with pants, shorts or skirts.

View Ridge Tester Call

Last week we were lucky enough to get AMAZING weather, and not just for Seattle.  As soon as the sun came out I started dreaming of flowy tanks that can be worn with shorts, skirts and cropped jeans.  After a little bit of working and reworking I have arrived at a top that I am in love with and can’t wait to share with all of you.  With that I am calling out to all of you to help me test the View Ridge top.

View Ridge Sewing Pattern Tester Call

View Ridge is a woven top with a hi-lo ruffled hem.  With the front yoke and gathering it is super flattering on all body types.