I sort of gave up on flickr half way through the month as I had some trouble uploading photos, instagram was more convenient for me this year. (I just started it at the beginning of May so getting used to it)
I managed to wear at least one me-made every day.
|Day 17 Christine Haynes Marianne dress in merino.|
|Day 18 Liesl & Co Cappuccino top|
|Day 19 Wiksten Tova Dress in Liberty cord|
|Day 20 Jennifer Lauren Bronte top|
|Day 21 Colette Laurel top|
|Day 22 Sewaholic Oakridge blouse|
|Day 23 Simplicity 1806 blouse|
|Day 24 Merchant and Mills Factory Dress|
|Day 25 April Rhodes Staple dress|
|Day 26 Liesl & Co Cappuccino top and Jamie Christina Sol Hoodie|
|Day 27 Lisette Portfolio Tunic|
|Day 28 Merchant and Mills Camber top|
|Day 30 Butterick 6182 skirt (Lisette), Maria Denmark Birgitte tee|
|Day 31 Butterick 6182, Megan Nielsen Bansksia blouse in Liberty, handknit cardigan|
Again, I really enjoyed Me-Made-May, the sewing community are a great bunch and full of enthusiasm, it can only be motivating.
Thoughts on my Me-Made-May '15
Seeing so many photos of yourself really brings it home as to what suits you and what doesn't.
Even though I am meant to be reducing the clothing I have, I still have way too much clothing. Of course when you sew, this is almost inevitable as there are so many beautiful fabrics and sewing patterns, clearly still need to work on self control.
Most of my wardrobe this year is either blue or burgundy, this is deliberate as I had a colour palette in mind (as per the into-mind workbook that I purchased in the New Year, it takes a while to work through, but I thought it was great) I suppose there is a danger of it all becoming boring, but with accessories I think you can make it all look different.
There has to be more purging, but it is definitely harder to part with clothing that you have made yourself. If clothes don't suit you or fit well, you're probably better off parting with them, at least you have learned in the process.
I always have shoe dilemmas at this time of year especially, too early for sandals and boots are a little bit over the top.
I wore jeans a lot more than I thought, this was partly because of what my May 'activities' were and also the terrible weather.
I still would like to try trousers or jeans (proper ones, that is, not those with elasticated waists), jackets and cardigans. Most of my me-mades are tops, skirts and dresses, so that gives me something to work on.
Overall, another great Me-Made-May, thank you Zoe again for organising it.