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Me Made May Discount Codes...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
This year Zoe had the brilliant idea of compiling a set of discount codes for the last week of #MMMay18 from an amazing range of pattern designers and fabric/haberdashery stores (mine included!).

Hopefully you've been challenged enough throughout the month and are at the stage where you know where the gaps in your handmade wardrobe are, which is where the codes come in. If you've been eyeing up some of your fellow Me Made May'ers and wishing you could add a few extra things into your wardrobe, nows the perfect opportunity.

Check out the list below, take some notes and fill in your wardrobe gaps - most codes start on the 24th May and run through until the 31st May, click the logo to be taken to each site.

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Code: MMMAY18
Valid: 25th to 27th May for 15% off fabric





Code: MMMAY18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off digital patterns






Code: COCOWAWAMEMADEMAY
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off all patterns



Code: MEMADEMAY18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 20% off all fabric and the My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns (paper and PDF)




Code: MMMay18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 20% off all garment fabric



Code: mmmay18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 10% off (please note: in addition, they will be reducing a selection of summer prints on 26th and 27th May)
Code: MMMAY18
Valid: 24th May to 7th June for 40% off all PDF sewing patterns



Code: MMMAY
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off everything

Code: MEMADE15
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off





Code: GCMADE15
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off





Code: MMM18
Valid: 26th and 27th May for 10% off all full priced fabric



Code: MMMAY18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 10% off individual PDF patterns




Code: MEMADEMAY18
Valid: 25th to 27th May for 15% off patterns




Code: MMM18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off




Code: MMMAY18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off




Code: JUSTPATTERNSMMM18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off 




Code: MMMAY2018
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off everything



Code: 9W18LPY
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 20% off



Code: 20MMMAY18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 20% off



Code: MMMAY25
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 25% off orders over $60 (NZD)



Code: MMM15OFF
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off




Code: MMMAY
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 20% off






Code: MMMAY18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 40% off




Code: no code necessary
Valid: 24th to 31st May for $20 off annual premium Seamwork membership




Code: MMMAY
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 20% off Liberty Tana Lawn



Code: ENDOFMMMAY
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off everything





Code: MEMADE18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off





Code: MMM18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 10% off everything (not to be combined with other discounts)




Code: MeMade
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off all garment fabrics




Code: MMM18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 10% off everything (excluding Janome machines)





Code: TILLYMMM
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 20% off all paper and PDF sewing patterns (excludes notions, fabrics + kits, pattern bundles and workshops)





Code: MEMADETRUE
Valid: 26th & 27th May for 15% off all PDF patterns




Code: MMMAY18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off (apparently, it will not show clearly that you have entered a code, but the 15% will be deducted from the product value)



xx
J
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New Pattern Release - The Pippi Pinafore...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018




With a fitted bib, deep patch pockets and fun side button fastening, Pippi is a fresh take on the classic overall dress, combining comfort with a sleek and playful silhouette.


The Details

The Pippi Pinafore will become your favourite go-to weekend dress. Darts and gently curved sides shape the bib, creating a flattering silhouette for multiple bust sizes. The pleated front skirt and side button placket create a relaxed look while also stepping your sewing repertoire up a few notches.

Straps cross over the back and fasten to the bib using your choice of overall hardware or buttons (depending on what you have in your stash). And deep, curved patch pockets make sure you have room for everything you might need throughout the day.

Casual meets practical with a relaxed fit around the waist and hips, and when paired with a fitted knit Gable or Ostara top, or your favourite shirt, you'll be ready for a weekend away in the woods or for your favourite weekend brunch spot.


Multiple Bust Cups

Pippi is perfect for those who like the bib-style pinafore dress, but want more shaping around the bust for a flattering fit. With cup sizes A to D included, you'll no longer need to make additional bust adjustments for the perfect fit.

Included in the instructions are a full set of Finished Garment Measurements, as well as detailed instructions on choosing the right size for your unique shape.


Pair Pippi with a short sleeved Gable Top for a cool, handmade summer outfit. 

If winter is coming your way, making your Pippi Pinafore in wool and pairing it with a long sleeved Ostara Top, will keep you cosy and warm over the colder months.


Skill Level

Pippi is a perfect project for the adventurous beginner seamstress and beyond.

Learn techniques like top-stitching, constructing a side button fastening and attaching patch pockets.


Fabric Options

Pippi has you covered year round - made up in chambray or linen and paired with your favourite t-shirt, you'll be summer ready. And when winter temperatures hit, choose wool, corduroy or denim for the perfect dress layered over tights and boots.

Fabric with structure and some drape work best, but stiffer fabrics will lend a more defined quality to your Pippi Pinafore.

Lining Fabric:

The bib, waistband and button band are all lined pieces - it's important to choose a light-weight lining to help keep bulky seams to a minimum (especially if you have heavier weight fabric in mind). Cotton lawn, voile and poplin make great options, as do quilting cottons when using a lighter weight fabric for your main garment.



The Layers Function

Both Print-at-Home and Print Shop Pippi pattern files now include the Layers Function.

You can choose to turn on and off any number and combination of pattern sizes to suit your personal needs and preferences. Check out page 3 of your Pippi instructions for a full step-by-step tutorial on using this handy little function.





Purchase Pippi!

You can now purchase the Pippi Pinafore pattern for $12.99USD. Links to your Pippi Pinafore will be emailed directly to you. You'll be able to choose from the easy-to-assemble A4/Letter version OR the A0/Print Shop version (or both!).






I'd love to hear how you're getting along making your Pippi Pinafore, so why not tag me on instagram or use the hashtag #PippiPinafore so I can see and share your makes!

xx
J
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Me Made May 2018!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

I've been caught up in last minute Pippi Pinafore preparations (the early bird newsletter went out this morning! Wow, I'm over whelmed by the support!) as well as trying to register for KAN (Knit August Nights) and making my Me Made May pledge had completely slipped my mind.

It's actually the first of May here today and I'm in an Ivy pinafore and pair of Nixie Briefs as I type.

I actually pretty much only wear Me Made garments these days, but I've realised that I've been reaching for the same combinations over the last few months (an Ivy paired with a Gable or Ostara top and a cardigan) and while it's such a comfortable outfit, I really need to start getting a little more inventive with my everyday handmade outfits.

It's not like I have any lack of choice - this year is the first year that I'll have handmade underwear to add into the mix, so the only things I haven't made that I wear on a daily basis in my wardrobe are tights, socks, bras and shoes. And I'm pretty proud of that little fact.

I do want to focus a little more on my knitting this month though (winter is looming...), completing another knitted garment is high on my list and should be very achievable - I have a cardigan for Oscar that is halfway finished, a nearly completed Wainthropp that is just awaiting some button band stabilisation (and buttons) and my Arboreal jumper is slowly taking shape (well, the fairisle is anyway...).

So, onto my pledge!

I, Jen of Jennifer Lauren Handmade and @jenniferlaurenhandmade on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '18. I will wear me made clothing everyday of the month and will get more creative with my daily handmade outfit combinations.

I'll also finish at least one knitting WIP and will document my outfits as much as possible throughout the month. I will post the occasional round up on my blog and post updates on my instagram account.

Are you signing up for Me Made May?

xx
J
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New Pattern, Coming Soon! The Pippi Pinafore...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


The Newsletter with the subscriber-only discount has now gone out - apologies to those who missed out.


Hello Hello!

I have a little treat for you today, a sneaky peek of my new pattern, The Pippi Pinafore, which will be released next week.

If you like overall/dungaree dresses, top stitching, pockets, side button fastenings and a pattern that you can make in multiple different fabrics, then Pippi might just be up your street.

If you'd like to see the pattern first AND get access to the Subscriber-only discount, make sure you sign up to the newsletter. Make sure you sign up before 8am Tuesday 1st May.




I'm so excited about this one, I can't wait to share it with you, I think you'll like it :)

xx
J
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Pattern Testing Sign Ups Open!

Monday, April 16, 2018


~ Sign ups now closed, thank you! ~


Hello everyone!


Just a quick post today to let you all know that I've opened up my Pattern Testing group for sign ups again. It's been just over a year since I did the last one, so it's time for a refresh :)

I don't like having a massive testing group because my inbox always gets a little stressful around testing time - it's hard to keep up.  So if you want to be a tester, I'd suggest signing up ASAP, as I have a feeling that the group will fill up pretty quickly (previous testers had first dibs on signing up again, so it's already pretty full).

Looking forward to sharing some new and exciting patterns with you soon,

xx
J
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Inserting the Sweetheart Neckline - The Ostara Top

Friday, March 23, 2018

Today, I'm showing you how I insert and secure the pleats for the sweetheart neckline for View 2 of the Ostara Top.

You can choose to stack your pleats on top of each other (depending on how thick/slippery your fabric is) or you can off-set them slightly.

I have off-set my sample versions by about 3mm (1/8") from each other, but feel free to play around with this to suit you and your tastes. If you stitch your neckline in and don't like how it's looking, simply unpick it (leaving your pleat markings in place) and try again.

To see how it's done, watch the video below (I've also included a few static close up images in case that's useful).


You'll Need:


Steps:





I think this step is really about taking your time and experimenting with the look of the neckline. You also don't have to use all of the markings (leave the last one off for a shallower neckline).

Let me know if this was helpful! 

xx
J
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