|Day 3, Tilly & the buttons, delphine skirt, Made-by Rae Josephine blouse.|
So, half way through May and more importantly Me-Made-May. This is my third year of taking part in Me-Made-May and my fourth year of sewing. I have personally gotten different things out of taking part in Me-Made-May every year. There is obviously the inspiration of seeing what others have made and what patterns they have used, thus adding to the list of 'things I'd like to sew', there is also the inspiration of seeing what fabrics people have used and the new releases of fabric designers. It sounds potentially vain, but it's also good to see your own makes in photo form, after all there is nothing like a photo to bring home to you how something looks on you, good or bad as they may be. I also love seeing the background of photos, what people are up to and seeing different countries.
Anyway, incredibly I have gotten to the stage where an awful lot of what I wear day to day is me-made. That was certainly not my intention whenever I first put scissors to fabric 4 year ago, but that's what happened. So this year, for me, my main reason for taking part was to use May as a time for putting together my Project 333 for the summer months (June-August). This is where you have a total of 33 items for 3 months and this will be my 3rd time doing it.
So for Me-Made-May there has been a bit of a mish-mash of garments, some were dragged out that hadn't been worn much for various reasons in an attempt to decide whether to hang on to them or not, others are stalwarts. Normally I wouldn't be wearing completely different things every day for a whole month, so it's a little bit unrealistic. Interestingly, I haven't liked it from that point of view, I have too many clothes in my bedroom and I can't wait to get back to my 33 items. I'm definitely hooked now. So, I won't bombard you with all of my outfits, I will just pick some of them.
|Day 1, had to wear my newest make, the Camas blouse by Thread Theory|
|Day 9, Merchant and Mills Top 64 & handknit cardigan|
|Liesl & Co Cappuccino dress in Liberty Lantana, one of my current favourites.|
|Maria Denmark Yasmin Yoke skirt and linen top from Lisette/Butterick 6182|
|Day 14, Merchant and Mills Camber dress|
|The last hoorah for the Wiksten Tova.|
See- Me-Made-May is a good way of making you realise what works and what doesn't, it's all good experience anyway. Anyone got any black bin bags?
Let's see what the second half of May brings.