It’s that time of year when So Zo hosts Me Made May.  It’s always hard to come up with a new spin on Me Made May, especially since nearly everything I wear I’ve made at this point.  This year, it seems Wardrobe Sudoku happened at a good time to give me some inspiration.  I’ll be hanging out on Instagram all month wearing combinations from my Wardrobe Sudoku grid.  It’s Wardrobe Sudoku Me Made May!

“I, Elizabeth of and IG @elizabethmadethis, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavour to wear a combination from my Wardrobe Sudoku grid each day for the duration of May 2017′.”

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Turmeric Peach Smoothie pajamas

I wanted to throw one more top into the mix for Faye’s Tops that Pop sewalong before the end tomorrow.  As it happened, I’m in need of pajamas for summer, and I had just the fabric for a quick Greenwood tank.  I had some honeycomb print french terry in the form of oversized pajama bottoms that coordinated perfectly, so an impromptu last minute set was in order!  I’m calling the set Turmeric Peach Smoothie because that’s pretty much what the colors are.  Two quick refashions are what happened in the Bat Cave today.  And here’s actual Bat Cave pictures too because it’s been snowing all day!  Notice my new zipper storage.

Greenwood tank

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I used Straight Stitch’s Greenwood Tank for the top.  I used the low back option and added some crossover decoration with some tubes I sewed from the binding fabric.  The stripe is from a RTW tee.  I used the sleeves for a project for my son, so I had just enough for a tank.  The binding is cut from rayon lycra in the prettiest peach.  I have yet to figure out the settings on my new coverstitch machine, so I just zigzagged all the bindings down.  Since they’re pajamas, I think it looks plenty neat enough.

I added a little more of the binding on the side seams in the way of vents.  The back isn’t meant to be lower on the pattern–I just cut it poorly.  In truth, I just use the neckline of the Greenwood which I treat as a neckline add on to my TNT t-shirt.  I do that with a lot of knit top patterns.  It’s so much faster to grab style lines for me than to go through the hassle of refitting a pattern.  Then some days you line the hems up a little off.  Call it a design feature.

Hudson pants

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Rachel’s latest Hudson pants reminded me of my plans to refashion some pajama bottoms I had bought during pregnancy.  While they were comfortable at 40 weeks, they’ve been comically large for some time now.  I couldn’t let them go.  They’re made of really nice french terry with a honeycomb pattern and there’s this adorable embroidered bee on them.

Because I’m short and the Hudson pants don’t take a lot of fabric, I had plenty to work with.  I even had enough fabric to keep the embroidered bee intact AND put in the obligatory pockets that make the Hudson pants so awesome.

After hacking them up, my husband’s comment was, “Wow, those fit much better now.”  You have no idea.  They were a horror before.  It’s funny.  You think oversized things are comfortable, and then you wear things that actually fit, and they’re infinitely more comfortable.  These are more appropriate lounging pajamas now.  So, a quick project to add to the end of Tops that Pop (I keep calling it Pops that Top in my head! :D).

Anyone who did Wardrobe Sudoku–are you with me for a Wardrobe Sudoku Me Made May?   


Elizabeth is a self-taught sewist with a love for all things DIY and creative. Her friend calls her "The Fabric Manipulator" and she's always looking for ways to squeeze the most out of her sewing time in between caring for her 4 kids and husband.


  1. What a fun challenge- looking forward to seeing the combinations you come up with!

    • elizabethmadethis Reply

      Thanks Meg. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what the grid ultimately yields.

  2. You have so much imagination and vision for turning things into new things. Wish I had this vision! Thank you again for joining the sewalong!

    • elizabethmadethis Reply

      Thanks Faye. I’ve always been resourceful, but I really got into the discipline of refashioning after watching The Great British Sewing Bee. Those refashioning challenges are always so inspiring!

  3. These have to be the happiest, cutest pajamas I’ve seen! And I can’t believe both pieces were refashioned – great job!

    I’m excited to see your Sudoku + MMMay outfits. That sounds like a fun challenge!

    • elizabethmadethis Reply

      It’ll be interesting to see if I’m tired of them! I love these pajamas thus far too. I’m really glad I could save the french terry–it’s such a sunny yellow.

  4. I really love your earlier sudoku wardrobe and you’ve inspired me to make a me made may sukoku month. You’ll find me on instagram as @medeasgarderob (Medea’s Wardrobe)

    • elizabethmadethis Reply

      Excellent! I’ll be watching you progress too! Your first picture reminded me to add the little grid like I did on my main sudoku pictures. I know it helped me keep track of the combinations. Good luck on your combinations!

    • elizabethmadethis Reply

      Thank you, and yes, they’re the height of comfort!

  5. I love your Sudoku idea during #MeMadeMay2017 and enjoy watching your combination of the day. It’s a good way of showing how much you can do with a selection of well made and well thought out garments.

    • elizabethmadethis Reply

      Thanks Sonja! It’s been a good exercise for me to explore the possibilities!

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