Last year was my first year taking part in Me Made May (you can see my weekly round-up posts here: 1, 2, 3, 4) as it was the firs time since I started making my own clothes 2 years ago that I felt I had enough to make a pledge. I’m not sure I’ve massively added to my wardrobe since then as I had a big chunk of last year without really making much. I think I could improve on my pledge from last year, so here it is:
“I, Amelia, of sewingmachinations.wordpress.com pledge to wear at least one item of me-made clothing on at least 5 days of each week.”
I’m just going to document my progress on Instagram, so you can follow me there if you’re interested in how I get on. I’ll do a round-up post here at the end of the month.
I have the next week off work and am planning a real sewing binge, so hopefully I’ll add some basics that I really need. I’m planning to make a couple of pencil skirts, probably using the pattern from the second Great British Sewing Bee Book:
I’m also going to try sewing with knits for the first time – and I’m predicting I’ll discover I had no reason to be so scared! I’ve downloaded a couple of the free patterns available from the indies, The Hemlock Tee from Grainline Studio
I’ve also got Colette Patterns’ Mabel skirt and Moneta Dress for when I’ve conquered knits – I’m thinking a couple of each would be really good wardrobe staples.
I’m hoping to finish refashioning one or two of the things I have sitting on my refashion pile, especially the things I bought from the Fara Workshop.
I suspect I won’t get everything made in time for Me Made May! My eyes are bigger than my….sewing stomach (?). Definitely on my ‘very soon to make’ list is the amazing Ginger Jeans pattern from Closet Case Files. I have to add trousers/ jeans to my repertoire to have a really me made wardrobe as it is what I wear 90% of the time.
I’m also planning to make a Holly jumpsuit or two – it seems like a good alternative to the Summer dress, especially given I cycle to work. I also have the Hazel pattern, to make some Summer dresses from, and I reckon I could pattern hack them and use the top of Hazel with the bottom of Holly.
Are you planning to join in with Me Made May? Are you panic-sewing in preparation?