Phew! We made it. The whole month of May done.
Did I manage to wear at least 75 me-made items throughout the month? Did I manage to add some colour into my life? How many times did I wear the fen dress…
Let’s see how things planned out…
Comments: I’m really happy I rediscovered this skirt – and it’s blue sister – in amongst my summer things. It’s really easy to wear – the length and stretch let me run around after the bambino which is pretty much essential. I’m also really loving the pattern clash.
May 23rd me made: plantain tee, 70s panel skirt (soon to be blogged)
Comments: I’m such a fan of this leopard print I just wish I could get my hands on more (I’m thinking leggings or a monetta dress). I love it’s little pocket too.
May 24th me made: fen dress
Other: zara cardi
Comments: yup, here it is again. Can’t seem to get enough of this. I’ve already started cutting out a second version in blue oversized check.
May 25th me made: greenwood tank (unblogged)
Other (unseen): h&m shirt, asos jeans,
Comments: brrr… it turned c-o-l-d. And I was out all day visiting schools. None of my me-mades quite tick the visiting schools-warmth box so I wore this under my non me-mades to keep me warm.
May 26th me made: 70s panel skirt (soon to be blogged), summery cami
Other: uniqlo cardi
Comments: I’m really itching to make a sharp blazer to wear to work for meetings. My last version of the Morris is a bit floppy, but maybe in a different (woven, more rigid) fabric it would turn out sharper?
Other: superga trainers
Comments: ah, kitty maya. Perfect down time tee. I’m thinking of making another maya with a split up the centre front so I have two ends to tie together. Could be kinda cool, right?
Other me mades (not pictured): cosy coco, London backpack, lgb clutch, plantain (for pjs)
Other (not pictured): gap jeans
Comments: we went away for the weekend to Brighton to visit friends and family. It was pretty busy so I didn’t get a chance to snap any pics, but I pretty much wore all of these at least once – apart from the skirt (too cold).
May 31st me made (unseen): lane raglan and greenwood tank(unblogged), sweater knit hemlock
Comments: what an abysmal finish to May – I came down with some sort of bug so spent most of my time on the sofa in my pjs. I did nip out for a few minutes to get some fresh air – so I threw on my trusty greenwood and hemlock for a bit of warmth and mustard goodness.
Total me mades worn this week: 24
Total me mades worn in May: 81
Damn! 81 me mades worn, not bad, eh?
OK 50% was probably the teething necklace, but still… I’m feeling p-r-e-t-t-y pleased with myself.
So what have I learned? Well, the big thing is that I’ve been really surprised at how drab my me-made wardrobe can be when photographed – all grey and mustard. I think that’s OK-ish in the winter, but in the spring I really should work on getting a bit more colour.
I’m aiming to work on that with my summer sewing plans (coming soon).
I also definitely could use another pair of jeans and a pair of casual work trousers. I’ve narrowed down the patterns I want to use. Just got to get to making!
Did you take part in me-made May? How’d it go for you, learn anything interesting?