Me-Made May 2015 week four

me made may 2015

So how did the final week of Me-Made May go? Read on to find out more…

me made may 2015 liola ella tank

Day 21

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 may 2015 true bias hudson pants deer and doe plantain

Day 22

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!

Grainline Studio moss skirt Me Made May 2015

Day 23

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 may 2015 marilla walker maya top

Day 24

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 may 2015 deer and doe plantain

Day 25

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 may 2015 DIY leggings deer and doe plantain

Day 26

Me Made: (another) plantain and DIY leggings

Comments: Classic Me-Made-May outfit right here. Hey, if it ain’t broke, right?

inari tee dress named clothing me made may 2015

Day 27

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 πŸ™‚

me made may 2015 liola pattern ella tank

Day 28

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…

So are you glad to see the back of Me-Made May? Have you learned anything about handmade wardrobe?
  1. Reply
    Trish

    I love your posts this month, and all the amazing clothes you've made! You've really inspired me to expand from little people clothes, to some for me. And your clothes aren't bland at all! Thanks again for sharing.

    1. Reply
      randomly_happy

      Aww, thanks Trish. You should definitely try your hand at making your own clothes. Just the same as making clothes for little people, but just a bit bigger πŸ™‚

  2. Reply
    Sophie // The Cake Hunter

    I love the fabric on your hudsons! Where did you find it?

    1. Reply
      randomly_happy

      Hi Sophie, it's lush isn't it? I got it from eBay from the Textile Centre.

  3. Reply
    TheTellTaleTasha

    I like that you have a bit of a capsule wardrobe. It keeps from standing in the closet for hours. You could just add a couple pieces that really stand out and rotate them in!

    1. Reply
      randomly_happy

      Great idea. Am actually scouting for fun prints as we speak, so let me know if you've come across any fun prints!

  4. Reply
    andsewilearnt

    Your memades aren't bland at all! I love a good monochromatic look, almost all my outfits are like that. πŸ™‚ Really liked your memade clothing and your colourful blog. That Inari is just so special! (psst…I just blogged about memademay too if you care to read!)

    Karen (andsewilearnt.wordpress.com)

    1. Reply
      randomly_happy

      Love your me masses Karen-especially the Watson! And glad you like the inari. It's a firm favourite!

    2. Reply
      randomly_happy

      Sorry me-mades. Darn auto correct!

  5. Reply
    Sara

    Hello!

    I read a lot of your posts in your emails but rarely actually come onto the blog so I thought I'd say hello and thank you! I love your blog and your posts are so inspiring. Thank you!! Sara xx

    1. Reply
      randomly_happy

      AW, thanks Sara! Hearing that makes me want to blog even more!

  6. Reply
    Hannah CrafternoonCabaretClub

    That denim dress is divine!! I'm so impressed with how much variety you have in your me-made wardrobe – even if it is all super versatile/wear with everything (that's my ideal wardrobe tbh) x
    http://crafternooncabaretclub.com

    1. Reply
      randomly_happy

      Thanks Hannah. I'm still working on creating my total dream wardrobe, but I think I'm getting there. Slowly!

  7. Reply
    Hannah CrafternoonCabaretClub

    That denim dress is divine!! I'm so impressed with how much variety you have in your me-made wardrobe – even if it is all super versatile/wear with everything (that's my ideal wardrobe tbh) x
    http://crafternooncabaretclub.com

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