Mochy makes an appearance on the final day...
I did it! Me Made May is over and I stuck to my pledge to wear one me-made garment everyday for the month of May, post my outfit to flickr and instagram daily and have a weekly round up on my blog.
How did you guys go?
Like many others, I really struggled towards the end. But it was a great exercise in making me go through all of my me mades, wear them and find out why I maybe hadn't worn some of them since they were finished. It was also great for figuring out the gaps in my wardrobe that really need filling.
Pants are my number one must make at the moment (after I've finished a little early-60s number I began last week). I made a muslin a few weeks back of a pair of 40s pants and we didn't hit it off. I knew when I was cutting the muslin that they didn't look right and that they looked almost nothing like the front cover, but I didn't trust my gut to make some very basic changes to that initial muslin and low and behold, they looked awful!
Don't you hate that? When you know things aren't looking right but you charge on ahead because the pattern must be right! You would think I'd know better by now...
Any way, a new sewing list will be coming up soon to replace my Summer one. I ended up making quite a few items on that list (and also started but didn't finish a few more) and found that having it really did help to keep me focused on what I really wanted to make and what I really needed to make.
Day 28 -
My birthday! A new MacBook Air and a huge box of chocolates.
Wearing - Billie Jean Polka Dot Dress
Day 29 -
Plaid and bonus glasses today!
Wearing - Mad at the Plaid Dress
Day 30 -
My little 50s Sailor Sweater deserves a post all of it's own!
Wearing - Self-drafted Black Circle Skirt
Day 31 -
Freaking out and trying to get everything ready for my first market the next day.
Wearing - 40s knit dress aka Vogue 8728
And what did I wear on June 1st when the challenge was over and I didn't need to wear a me made? I wore the exact same outfit from Day 23. It was comfy, warm and 'put together' enough for my first market (which was fun by the way, I made new crafty friends and sold out of my bird tea towel!).