Me Made Ray - our talented customers!

The month of May is THE highlight of the year for everyone who makes their own clothes. Now in it's eighth year and going from strength to strength, the idea of 'Me Made May' is very simple: to wear garments that you have made yourself...and celebrate that! There is no pressure to wear a new outfit every day (and many of us don't have that large a handmade wardrobe anyway) but it is a great way to get inspired and inspire others. There really is no better feeling than wearing something you have made yourself - and after all that time and effort they deserve to be shown off.

To celebrate Me Made May 2017, we invited our customers to come in to the shop and show us what they had made using Ray Stitch fabric (there was also a 20% discount on offer to say thank you!) All we can say is what a talented bunch you are! It has been a joy to see how the fabric bought in store has been transformed into such original and fabulous garments. Take a look...

Clockwise from top left:

Rachel: Merchant & Mills Strand coat in Japanese painted canvas

Suzy: Merchant & Mills Fielder in 'Manning' Liberty Tana Lawn and Ray Stitch cotton ribbing.

@margaretstitches: Heron Wrap top from Merchant & Mills Workbook made in Ray Stitch Haberdashery cotton lawn with New Look 6217 trousers in black washed linen.

@margymeg: customised Simplicity 1328 made in Heather Panama Wool

Customer: New Look 6217 made in Observer cotton poplin by Art Gallery Fabrics

@maruzza_s: customised top by Burda Style made in Ros Cherry Liberty Tana Lawn


Clockwise from top left:

Sumita: Named Clothing Kielo Dress made in Robert Kaufman Chambray

Claudia: Deer & Doe Veste Pavot in organic cotton Dunweave canvas

Jessamy: Grainline Scout Tee in 'Birdseye News' by Nani Iro

Customer: models own waistcoat pattern made in organic dunweave and a Japanese print.

James @jimknitsandpurls: Merchant & Mills Tee shirt in Indikon Cotton Shirting

@brunography: Fielder top in Lustre by Zen Chic Moda


Clockwise from top left:

@missria: Papercut Patterns Rigel Bomber made in 'Manning' Liberty Silk Satin

Vicky: customised Vogue tunic made in Crosses double gauze by Nani Iro

Janet: Merchant & Milks Camber top in Nani Iro Seersucker, with Merchant & Mills Saltmarsh skirt in Ray Stitch Linen mix Twill

Pearl: Simplicity girls dress in yarn-dyed Japanese cotton

Judith: Merchant & Mills Strand coat in Ray Stitch denim

Caoimhe: Tilly & the Buttons dress made in Firefly Dots by Birch Fabrics


Clockwise from top left:

Zoe: Merchant & Mills Trapeze Dress made in organic bamboo silk.

Lizzie: Merchant & Mills Fielder top in grey laundered linen with Ray Stitch cotton ribbing

@mythimbleandthreads: Deer & Doe Trenchcoat in Sevenberry Coffee cotton twill

Antonia: New Look 6217

Lucy: Colette Patterns Myrtle dress in woven cotton

Suzi: Simplicity 1369 skirt, and New Look 6217 in Liberty Tana Lawn 'Rachel de Thame'