Sunday, May 26, 2013


  I just want to give you a quick update on life happenings right now. When my husband's father passed away in February it threw our life into a bit of commotion. Grieving, planning, moving....I feel like we've been going non stop either physically or emotionally since that dark day in February. My husband and I reevaluated some things and made some decisions on where we want to be and what we want to be doing right now. In the end, we feel very confident that we made the right decisions. At the moment we are living with my parents, which is cramped and a bit stressful because of it. We've been here since before my FIL's death and had planned on possibly moving out of state by the end of this year but when tragedy hit, we made some difficult choices that will keep us in the area for at least a couple more years. As I type this we are packing/packed up ready to move. We're hoping to be moved in by the middle of next month and so, for the moment, I have returned my mother's dining room table back to her and packed up my beloved sewing machine. As I mentioned, our new home will have enough room for my own sewing room so that is something I look forward to.
  I haven't fallen off the Me Made May wagon. I am still keeping my pledge I am just not documenting the efforts. Between moving, boxes and the stress I'm under, I just haven't been up to pictures every day. The challenge has actually made me super productive, I've churned out a fair amount of clothing, especially jersey knit tops. Also, and I plan on making a whole post dedicated to this soon, Megan Nielsen patterns are a HUGE WIN in my book!! Here's a peak at the garments born this month.


 I ask that you stick with me for the next month while I get things sorted out and I promise to be back next month with a bunch of new makes. Even though I won't be blogging much (if at all) for a couple of weeks, I'm still available through other forms of social media... You can follow me on twitter, @FiveEver. As for my Instagram, I've separated myself into two accounts. My personal account, and the one that many of you follow me at, is still Everfive. However, sewing isn't my only passion. I am an avid music lover and follow 2 specific bands intensely, and my feed does have quite a bit of concert pics. I have lot of followers that follow me specifically for my music related posts, and I never thought it would be an issue until I lost a couple of followers recently after I posted pics from a couple of shows I have been to. I completely understand that what I'm interested in isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I really enjoy the interaction with my fellow seamstresses and sewing bloggers and it's important to me that I keep that open. So, for the benefit of those that would prefer to see JUST sewing/blog related things I started another account. My name is SuchaStrange_Girl. If you would like to follow me on both, that is awesome and I would love for you to. If you want to follow only my new one, I completely understand! Futhermore, if you follow Everfive and would like to unfollow me and only follow SuchaStrange_Girl, that is certainly ok by me! As long as I can keep bouncing ideas off you lovely, talented people, I am a happy woman!

Thanks for reading everyone and I'll see you SOON!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

MMM 13 Week 1-2 Roundup

My original pledge was to wear me made at least 3 times a week and/or every time I was in public. The first week started out wonderfully. May has turned out to be pretty busy for me and I was presented with lots of opportunites to not only get out of the house, but wear my me mades. May 1-5 saw me walking my dog, having a 2 day yard sale, attending a midnight movie premiere (Iron Man 3!), helping throw a surprise Saturday night birthday dinner for a friend and going to church followed by lunch out with the family on Sunday.

MMM13 Week 1

Starting from upper left, and moving clockwise, garments are: Yet to be blogged Kelly Skirt; Yet to be blogged Grainline Tiny Pocket tank; Colette Hazel; Mission Maxi with RTW cardigan; Miz Mozelle Dress; Kelly Skirt with New Look 6808 w/ self drafted peter pan collar.

 If you haven't kept count that's 7 separate me made items in 5 days. 

  This past weeks was just as busy for me but much more challenging to wear my me mades. I stayed home Monday and Tuesday doing Mommy/Wifey things and barely changed out of pajamas. Wednesday and Thursday were spent in DC attending 2 The Airborne Toxic Event concerts at the 9:30 Club. I had planned on wearing me mades, but I had nothing that I felt was appropriate concert attire. I'm not too upset about it though....the concerts were ah-mazing and well, this happened...twice

MMM13 Week 2

(If you're interested in seeing my other iphone pics from the shows, they are all here)

  Needless to say, all day Friday was spent recovering from my sleep deprived, 2 day music binge. Saturday I wore a tshirt I altered but was too lazy to photograph and just so I can prove that I could wear me made today, I interupted my Mother's Day morning to climb out of bed, get dressed, climb back into bed and snap this grainy pic. 

Mission maxi with tshirt worn over it.
This would be me in my bed, wearing my mission maxi with a RTW tshirt worn over it. and that would also be my child's head.

Sooo, altogether that's 9 separate me made items worn in the first 2 weeks of May. Since my pledge was at least 3 items a week, I think I'm still doing pretty good. I have already broken my "in public" pledge BUT this has inspired me to make something that I do feel comfortable wearing to concerts. I have one next Sunday that I'm determined to wear something I've made to it. 

Anyhoo, Happy Mother's Day to all my lovely fellow Moms. If no one has already told you; good job, well done, congrats and God bless you for giving birth to and caring for your children. Let's face it, they'll always be the best thing we've ever made . <3