So I was totally not going to make any kind of deal about this, but there's something in me that can't keep out of the fun...
Even though I'm pregnant this year (and less and less of my clothes are fitting every day), I wanted to participate this year for a few reasons... One is that I think it'll be a fun way to document what's working for me (and maybe what's not!) when it comes to my maternity wear. Secondly, I just really love seeing what everyone is really wearing everyday, instead of something styled for a blog post or a pretty Instagram pic.
The only real pledge I'm making this year is to just try to wear something me-made every day, but realistically that might only be 5 or 6 times a week, rather than every day. I only have two RTW maternity dresses, but they're both super cute (and made in the USA, which is awesome) - so those will definitely be getting some rotation.
I'll most likely post some kind of rundown at the end of the month here on the blog, but you can follow along every day (if you so desire) with me on Instagram - @keday.
Are you participating in Me-Made May this year? I can't wait to see everyone's posts!
April 19, 2016
Spring has sprung, at least here in Southern California, and I could not be happier to wear dresses and bright colors. I have so many things on my spring to-sew list, ranging from dresses, tanks, skirts and colored jeans! I have plans for all of our new fabrics, and I cannot wait to cut into them.
We have three new fabrics in all, one of which has almost infinite possibilities! You can read more about each fabric below.The Natural Modern Dyer), or simple store bought dyes - the possibilities are endless.
I made the colors at the top of of this post using RIT dyes, and they even have a cool color library for mixing custom colors (including Pantone seasonal colors!).
12oz S-Gene Cone Mills Denim in Indigo
First up is our newest S-Gene weight: 12oz S-Gene Cone Mills denim in Indigo. Many people have inquired about our sold out 11.5oz weight, however, we are currently unable to restock. This new denim is officially our replacement! The weight difference is unnoticeable in person, and it features the same great quality and spandex content everyone loves in the 11.5oz.
This denim also features a broken twill weave, which helps prevent leg twist in skinny jeans (if you're an avid wearer, you know what I'm talking about!).
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We're very pleased to offer a new shirting weight fabric, eco friendly 4oz Tencel Denim Shirting in Light Blue. This tencel is soft, with good drape and would work well for dresses, shirts, pajamas, and even soft woven pants like Luna or modified Hudsons. In fact, I recently made a pair of Carolyn Pajamas from this fabric, and I need to get them posted before I grow out of them!
This fabric is made in the USA from cellulose fibers and is similar to rayon and bamboo fabrics.
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