So how did the final week of Me-Made May go? Read on to find out more…
Me Made: Ella tank (to be blogged soon)
Other: gap jeans
Comments: my newest pattern love from Liola patterns. This is such a perfect wardrobe builder. Great shape. Nice construction details, like French seams and self binding. And quick to make too. Now just waiting for warmer weather so I can wear a whole bucket load.
Me Made: Hudson pants and plantain
Comments: Yup. I went there. I made another pair of Hudsons. These are so comfortable it’s even better than wearing pyjamas. No lie. Now if only I can work out how to style them without looking like an Eastern European body builder from the 80s. Send help. Fast!
Me Made: moss skirt
Other: h&m T-shirt, j crew chambray shirt (unseen)
Comments: my mission today was to get some sun to my legs so they don’t blind people when we head to Lisbon in a few weeks. Not too many skirts (or shorts) in my collection so pulled these our. Not very spring-y, but I do love how this skirt looks on.
Me Made: Maya top
Other: gap jeans
Comments: I’ve been wearing this to for work so much I forgot how nice it is to wear over jeans for casual fun-brunch time with friends. Sweet. Now 100% sold on this make and keen to make some more.
Me Made: plantain
Other: h&m trousers
Comments: the aim was to try and sneak a plantain to work and I think I did it. I’m still bummed about the word neckband on this (I raised the neckline but didn’t shorten the neckband, so the neckband sits weird) so may have to redo. It’s driving me crazy!
Me Made: (another) plantain and DIY leggings
Comments: Classic Me-Made-May outfit right here. Hey, if it ain’t broke, right?
Me Made: denim inari dress
Comments: I love this dress, and from all your positive reactions on Instagram, you guys are big fans too. The formula is simple: denim + inari. Now go and make your own already. You won’t be disappointed 🙂
Me Made: (another) Ella tank (soon to be blogged)
Other: gap jeans
Comments: The eagle-eyed among you will notice this is made from the same fabric as my latest Hudsons. I have a cunning plan for them both which I hope you’ll think is pretty nifty. In the meantime I’m breaking this in with my trusty jeans.
So, what have I learned? Well, my handmade wardrobe is pretty wearable. I mean, all the tops and bottoms work well and are pretty mix and matchable. Heck, I was even able to stick with my challenge and wear something me-made everyday. Woop woop. Win for me.
But… I’m also thinking that I may play it a bit too safe with all my solid colours and monochromatic patterns. Looking at all my made-makes together I am worried they look a bit bland. I do wear them a lot though. Oh man, does that mean I’m bland?
One fun thing has been to plan my next makes, thinking through the pieces that are missing and what patterns and fabrics I should use next.
At the end of Me-Made May, here’s some of my thinking:
Skirts: I’ve realised I don’t have many fun, casual skirts in my wardrobe. This is a definite deficit in my handmade wardrobe. I’ve already started cutting out a button down midi skirt from a vintage pattern.
Dresses: I totally need more dresses in my wardrobe. And another Inari has to happen. Because that pattern. Is. Just. Amazing.
Bottoms: Jeans. These are going to happen people. I’ve got the fabric. And the pattern. Now just to build up the courage…