Wow #MMMay16. This is my first with a blog and a gentle commitment but I have been watching probably 4 years and I find it so inspiring. New makes, refashions, hidden gems forgotten about. I am trying to address workwear. Fitting in with men in suits without dressing in black everyday.

Anyway. Before that kicked off hubby and I needed a little break and some sun. Our boy and his girlie felt the same so we joined up and booked a late holiday to Fuerteventura. 


As the weather had warmed up a bit in Yorkshire I decided to sort winter clothes away and pulled out my me mades and was a bit shocked how much I have so decided to do a #mmholiday.

Day 1

Travel to Manchester Airport. Hubby had a bad cold and I had started with a very sore throat. Hubby found me some anaesthetic in the form of a jug of Bloody Mary, yum. Here I am wearing a Bronte Top by Jennifer Lauren made from some lovely jersey from Minerva. I had forgotten how lovely this top is and must make some more.

Day 2

In the arms of Mother Earth (you were invited to sit on her lap!!) Wearing my knit scout tee in a lovely navy marl fabric from Fabric Godmother. 

Day 3

Keeping the cool evenings warm in my merino shrug. Fabric from KitschyCoo pattern is the Wendy Ward Brightside Shrug. Need this in summery colours now. Easy to sew and lovely and snugly to wear. 

Day 4

Maria Denmark Olivia Oversize Tee in hacci sweater knit from Girl Charlee Uk. Going to try this in jersey next, it’s a relaxed fit.

Day 5

Sorry this is really tacky. Birds of paradise jersey from EBay last year made into a Maria Denmark Drape Top. Perfect for holidays. I am stood in the the middle of the road I hope you know!

Day 6

Me and my hubby. Very comfy in my Inari Tee dress made from Waikiki blooms from Fabworks Mill shop. This was a steal at £6pm. I made the sleeves as cuffs as it seemed to suit the fabric better than a turn up.

Day 7

Me and Michelle. My boys girlie. This is my first and favourite dress. Lady Skater dress pattern and fabric from Kitschycoo. I think if I add a couple of inches to the length I can wear these to work.

Day 8 

  • 2 for the price of 1. Bargain fabric from B & M Leeds bought some time last year for £5. A Maria Denmark Signe Top and a Wendy Ward Walkley Top. Two tops perfect for hols.

Day 9

Gosh I love this dress. I spied @redwsews version on IG and bought the PDF straight away. I had this made in two days. The fabric is one of those lovely heavy jerseys that drapes beautifully. There will be more as work wear. Colette patterns Moneta dress. Fabric from North Bar Fabrics in Cherry Burton. A little gem of a shop.

Day 10

Holiday over and back to the airport in my Maria Denmark Birgitte Basic tee. This is made in a fabulous Art Gallery Knit from M is for Makes.  No longer in stock in this colour way. It’s not cheap but this fabric is lovely to sew and washes and wears well. This could be my new favourite tee pattern.

This was great fun. I fully understand now why people do MMMay. It has really inspired me to make more of what I need.

Right off to plan more workwear. 

Happy #MMMay16

K xXx