So, how did I get on? Well, one week down and already I’ve tweaked my original goal. New aim: wear 75 me-made pieces in May – repeats definitely allowed.
Still, first week and things were not too shabby…
May 1st Me Made: maya kitty top, teething necklace (unblogged)
Other (unseen): Gap jeans, jigsaw breton top
Comments: Me-Made May sure got off to a rocky start – we were travelling in France and the weather got way colder than I was expecting. I hadn’t packed my warmer me-made things so ended layering up with this maya top and throwing in this necklace to make things a bit more cheerful. I haven’t blogged about it, but it’s one of my most worn necklaces – the ‘beads’ are made of rubber so babies/toddlers can chew on them. Pretty nifty, eh?
Comments: Ah, that’s better. Right back on track. We got back home on the bank holiday and spent the day in parks and going on walks – perfect activities for jeans and a tee.
May 3rd Me Made: ultimate knit shift dress
Comments: Back at work and few key meetings today. Decided to bring my A game with my ultimate shift dress. Because this is made of sweatshirt fleece it’s super comfortable – like secret pyjamas.
May 4th Me Made: fen dress
Other: vintage belt (from my mamma)
Comments: I do love this fen and wear it at least once a week. It is perfect with a belt for work and loose for weekends. I still love the print, but am starting to think it may be time to retire this for something a little more summery. I have a few yards of this check fabric and am starting to imagine it as a summery fen.
Comments: working from home today so I decided to hudson myself up. I love this pattern and am really keen to make a knit pair since all my versions so far have been woven. These really are one of the most perfect casual trousers I’ve ever come across. Yay.
May 6th Me Made: maya kitty top, teething necklace (unblogged)
Other (unseen): H&M casual black trousers
Comments: I know, I know, it looks like a repeat of day 1, but I promise you the outfit looked totally different. Well, not 100% different, obviously, but what can I say? I do love this top.
Comments: We’re having some cracking weather here in the UK so we packed ourselves up and headed to the beach. I love this skirt for the beach – I think it’s perfect for chasing the bambino into the water and not really looking too worse for wear if it has a few creases.
Sad side note: as we were leaving our lunch place my skirt caught on a nail and had a hole torn in the bottom about 1″ from the hem. It’s not ruined, but I’m going to have to shorten the skirt and rehem the whole thing. Bummer. It’s so sad when bad things happen to good me-mades isn’t it?
Also worn this week: 2 pj tops that were me-mades, and a coco top when we got back from the beach.
Total me-mades worn this week: 17
Verdict: Not bad right? My goal is to wear 75 me made over the month (repeats definitely allowed). I think I’m on track, though could definitely use a few more separates. And maybe not wear the maya kitty top all the time.
So quick question, I’ve really gone for a mix of photos this week: outfit shots, hanging garments, flat lays (where everything is layed out flat and the photo taken from above). I do love a bit of variety, but I’m not sure it helps to see how I wore my me mades (which for me is definitely half the fun). So I’m thinking I might try just outfit shots next week (with a few arty shots thrown in, because, well, they’re classy). What do you think?
In other news, is anyone else feeling really geared up to sew up things?
Not in a ‘I-have-nothing-to-wear’ panic, but in a ‘man-I’m-finding-this-really-inspirational’ kinda way? I’ve been getting a lot of sewing done in the evenings and have a few projects that are almost finished to share soon.
Phew, that’s me done. But how have things been going with your May? Have you been joining in, or have you been watching from afar? Any good bloggers/instagrammers you could recommend for some good old fashioned me-made inspiration?