How did you find Me Made May this year, if you took part?
This was my second time taking part and I definitely felt the difference in the amount of garments I had to choose from! I didn’t even get a chance to wear everything I have made. I decided to wear me-mades on 5 days of each week, basically at work as I am still working towards having a good casual wardrobe for weekends and I am still yet to try sewing with jersey! Maybe I should sign up to Tilly’s new online class?
Sorry if you follow me on instagram – you’ll have seen these all before, but in case you haven’t…..(sorry for the crappy, blurry selfies – I hate taking selfies!)
Day 1: Tilly and the Buttons Mimi Blouse + Black By Hand London Victoria Blazer.
Day 4: Refashioned High-Necked top and Refashioned Coat to BHL Victoria Blazer
Day 5: Grainline Scout Tee with self-drafted collar.
Day 6: Blue and White Striped Colette Laurel Dress.
Day 7: Colette Violet Blouse.
Day 8: Pink Stripey Banksia + Blue Simplicity 2451 Skirt.
Day 11: Refashioned Shirt Dress.
Day 12: Refashioned Peter Pan Collar Dress.
Day 13: Refashioned High-Necked top + Black Simplicity 2451 Skirt.
Day 14: Refashioned Parrot Shirt.
Day 15: Flowery Grainline Scout Tee.
Day 16: Refashioned Ugly Skirt into Grainline Scout Tee.
Day 19: GBSB Boyfriend Shirt.
Day 20: Tilly and the Buttons Francoise Dress.
Day 22: Pink Spotty Grainline Scout Tee + Black Victoria Blazer
Day 26: Emery Dress by Christine Haynes.
Day 27: Refashioned Mustard Corduroy Shorts.
Day 29: Refashioned Ugly Skirt into Grainline Scout Tee + Bright Yellow Butterick Skirt (worn to a ceilidh!)
I think I must have forgotten to take pictures on some days because I’m sure I wore my other Banksia top and there don’t seem to be enough pictures, but I definitely wore me-mades on 5 days of each week! I definitely forgot to take a picture on the last day, when I wore my Orla Kiely-esque Laurel and my black Victoria Blazer (again).
The things I learnt from Me Made May were:
1. I hate taking selfies – I took about 20 each time, just to get one I liked! Documenting the month is definitely the least fun part for me!
2. There are still some me-mades that I have never worn/ don’t like wearing, but wear because I made them (my 2 Elisalex Dresses [1 + 2], my Miette cardigan, Gertie Bow Tied Blouse and my first dress, New Look 6000). These tend to be the things I made earlier on in my sewing, so hopefully this means I’m getting more of a handle on my style and what I like wearing and not being seduced by patterns which look great on other people but aren’t really me.
3. I definitely need to make some skinny jeans/ trousers, probably from the Ginger Jeans pattern.
4. I definitely need to conquer knits, so I have more comfortable, casual clothes for weekends and days when I don’t fancy dressing up.
5. It felt like a lot of effort to wear a dress as I cycle to work now. But when I actually put on the dresses, it was fine, so I think I can afford to wear them more often, especially as the weather warms up!
I did enjoy taking part in Me Made May as it does force me to look at what I have in my wardrobe and to not just put on shop-bought skinny trousers and tee shirts. Did you enjoy taking part? What did you learn?