Me Made May ’13

I, Sarah of Sezcapades!, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear a self-made/altered garment or work on a sewing/craft project at least 4 days per week for the duration of May 2013.

You can sign up too and read all about it by going to this post: Me-Made-May ’13! SIGN UP HERE.

I’m not sure how I’m going to go, but I would also like to add to my pledge that I will blog on Sezcapades! every week about my progress, possibly even with photos!

Wish me luck and let me know if you’re doing Me-Made-May!


A floral skirt

I have a lot of floral garments, I’m quite the fan. When I was on exchange in Germany for a year, I actually bought a sewing machine because I really wanted to do some sewing – and I did!

Here is a picture of a skirt I made:


And a terribly out of focus photo of the button at the back (there are two on the completed one):


I have a bit of an aversion to inserting zips, so really try to avoid it if I can… usually this means struggling to pull the garment over me which isn’t always terrible, but this skirt has certainly seen some better days now.

My goal is to get better at inserting zips. I’m actually not terrible at it, I just forget that when I haven’t done it for a while.

Yellow is my favourite colour

To get me started and so that there is some content on here, I thought I would post a photo of a dress I made a couple of months ago.

I used McCall’s 6503, view A (the top left one).

mccalls M6503

There are no photos from the making of the dress, as I had not thought then about writing about my experiences and sharing them with the internet, but It was quite a frustrating dress to make, because something kept going wrong. But I got it done in the end, just in time for a photo shoot with my boyfriend Justin, by a friend, Alicia Strous. She was looking to practise shooting couples, so we volunteered.

Here are a couple of my favourite shots from the day, that show off my dress nicely.



Justin took this next one:


I had sewn up the front so that it didn’t gape open, but have recently had to unpick it and change it slightly… not a big deal, but I hate changing things on clothes I’ve made once I’ve decided that they’re finished. Oh well, hopefully it will sit better now!

I really love the fabric of this dress – it’s so pretty and summery. And yellow is indeed my favourite colour.

Ooh, first post!

Today I made a sewing blog! Woohoo!

I’m not really sure what this blog will contain, but I am hoping that it will motivate me to actually do more sewing, so that I can tell the internet about it.

But first, I will tell the internet a bit about myself:

My name is Sarah (nickname: Sez), and I am a 24-year-old student, currently living in Adelaide, Australia. I have another blog over here, which I’ve been running since 2004.

I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember, as both my mother and gran are/were avid sewers. In the last five years or so, I’ve unfortunately not been sewing as much as I used to, and I’d like to blame Facebook but really, it’s just because I’ve been a bit lazy.

So here’s hoping that this blog will somehow motivate me to do some sewing, then post it on the internet!

Okay, that will do for this post I think.

Bye! x