Vacation Time, Fabulous Guest Bloggers, & Me Made May!


This afternoon I am off on vacation to Paris, and boy howdy, did I earn it more than ever this year! I am completely unplugging but will be posting shots from time to time on my Instagram and Vine accounts, so if you want to see some sites of Paris, follow me @christinehaynes!

While I will be unplugging, I have a lot of posts set to go from me, and from a few awesome guest bloggers! The lovely and amazing Sarai from Colette Patterns, Oona of Oonaballoona, Erin from Miss Crayola Creepy, and Sunni from A Fashionable Stitch all were kind enough to write posts to keep you all entertained. So check back to see those during the month!



I am all packed up for the trip with only handmade dresses, so for me, Me Made May continues into Me Made June, as I venture into Europe with three handmade Laurel Dresses and three handmade Emery Dresses (look for that pattern upon my return!). Coming along too are some non-handmade items, like a store bought jacket, two cardigans, a vintage nightie and caftan, and some shoes. I had well-intended plans to make a jacket and loungewear, but my body had other plans for me this week and I didn't get any of them finished as I got completely sacked with a very nasty cold. But that's okay, they are all underway and will be here waiting for me when I return. All my main clothes are handmade, so I'm okay with that. A girl can only do so much.

Wrapping up my last few days of Me Made May were tough since I have been miserably sick, so there were many days where I didn't leave the house. But none the less, here's how they went down...


Day 21-
Dress- Washi Dress by Made by Rae
Fabric- gray and white dots from Lotta Jansdotter
Cardigan- Banana Republic


Days 22–24-
I was on the couch in my jammies all three of these days. 
But my duvet is handmade, so I'll count that as my "garment" for those days :)
Duvet made with favorite fabrics from Lotta Jansdotter, Denyse Schmidt, and Amy Butler.


Day 25-
Dress- Painted Portrait Dress by Anna Maria Horner
Fabric- Nani Iro
Cardigan- Anthropologie


Day 26-
Dress- my Chelsea Dress pattern
Fabric- Anna Maria Horner voile for the main and a solid gray lawn for the collar.
Vintage buttons from Paris top off the yoke.


Day 27-
Dress- Grainline Scout Woven Tee made into dress
Fabric- lightweight blue and white stripe shirting (maker unknown)

Days 28–31
Follow me on Instagram to see these days from Paris!

Thanks to all of you for the constant support and joy this community offers. I am amazed at how many amazing friends I have met through the blog and the sewing scene. You all rock! À bientôt!



Top image of me shot by my man on last year's trip to Paris.