So this week I learned that I totally dress on auto pilot. I literally had to force myself not to reach for my trusty skinny jeans every morning. Funny, because I seem to have no problems dressing my top half in my own makes. Weird, right?
Me-made: Plantain tee (unblogged), crepe Hudson pants
Comments: What can I say, I totally played it safe with my first choice. Hudsons plus plantain. If you make one thing this weekend please make it one of these. 100% my favourite two patterns of the moment. And the plantain is free. Free!
Me-made: Hemlock tee, DIY colour block necklace.
Comments: I was going to reach for another plantain, but variety is the spice of life, right, so I reached for this instead. Plus, I made this necklace ages ago (find the DIY here). Extra me-made bonus points!
Other: h&m T-shirt, JCrew shirt, Tommy Hilfiger body warmer, Fat Face boots
Comments: I could have easily worn my trusty jeans, but went for these faux leather leggings instead. Pretty good choice considering it was all sorts of weather out. Also made me realise I should probably get round to hemming these some day!
Me-Made: Black drill Moss skirt
Other: Jigsaw top, New Look flats
Comments: Hello sun! I wanted to wear something to get some much needed sun to my legs. This version of the moss isn’t very spring-y. Which makes me think I could do with a new spring skirt.
Me-Made: Maya top (unblogged), blue Hudson pants (unblogged).
Comments: I was 100% not sure about this top. It didn’t quite work out how I wanted (bit too stiff, buttons too big, generally way too wide). But you guys were so positive on Instagram that I’m gearing up to make another.
Me-Made: denim Inari tee dress
Comments: This makes me realise I need more dresses in my wardrobe. I’ll definitely be making another inari, but might try my hand at something else just to change things up. Maybe a maya-gathered skirt combo? Also, awful photo. Not too sure what happened there.
Me-Made: Thread Theory camas blouse
Comments: I love the colour of this, and the drape is amazing, but just not 100% in love with this. Am trying to be less of a perfectionist about my makes. But still not a giant fan of this. Wish I knew why.
So, how’d it go?
I’ve also managed to squeeze in a few makes this week – the maya top and another plantain (I know. I am addicted). Plus I have a vintage skirt that’s cut and waiting to be sewn together.
Are you joining in on Me-Made-May? What have you learned about your sewing this week? If not, would you be keen to wear more handmade clothes?