Friday, 2 June 2017

Me Made May 17: Last bits

Hello, hello. Just thought I'd check back in to talk about the last bits of Me Made May this year. As I type, our kitchen is being installed. It sounds like the builders are about to come through the wall, but they are loudly and badly singing along to Absolute 80's - you should have heard their rendition of Tiffany's I Think We're Alone Now, even the kids were killing themselves laughing - so I'm assuming it's going OK.

So, where did we get to. Oh yes, on to day 24.

Day 24: Hacked Kelly skirt (Megan Nielsen) in chambray, plus black Lark tee

Day 25: Hacked Grainline Archer shirt dress in viscose

Day 26: Megan Nielsen Eucalypt Tank in viscose with chambray True Bias Emerson pants.

Day 27: Double gauze Emmeline Tee

Day 28: Lark tee with "refashioned" (i.e. too long hem chopped off) jeans.

Day 29: Stockholm blouse

Day 30: Scout tee in Atelier Brunette cotton, with Linden sweatshirt. Double Grainline.

Day 31: Eucalypt tank in viscose, with Named Alexandria pants in polyester.

And that's a wrap.

Thoughts: lots and lots of repeats, which got a bit boring, but on the whole I was happy with the month. I know that I wear what I sew, but it's always nice to get confirmation. I don't aim to sew everything, so I'm always cautious to identify holes in my me-made wardrobe, for the sake of one month a year, when those holes are happily filled with RTW the other 11 months, but it would be nice to have more handmade outfits. So, more bottoms, especially trousers and jeans. I think I also need a few more short sleeved tees, handmade or bought, as I don't seem to have many of those at all. What did I wear last summer?

In terms of MMM inspiration, I am left wondering why I have never made any Inari tees, when I've made the dress twice. I am also a bit obsessed with the Ogden cami, which I previously had zero inclination towards. The power of instagram!

Anyway, with the kitchen nearly done, I have my next few projects lined up. I have just muslined a dress for a wedding at the start of July, and I also am hoping to have time to make a pair of Emerson shorts, and possibly an Ogden or 2 before we go (the wedding and our holiday are in Turkey)... Unlikely, but we will see.

Did you take part in Me Made May this year? How did you find it?



  1. I didn't actively take part but on my own I did. I made sure to wear something I made everyday and this is the first year I was able to do so because I had enough me-mades to do it! And I've followed many who have actively participated like you :) I've enjoyed this challenge thoroughly. I must say that it's most powerful side affect for most is to demonstrate to the participants and active observer like myself is what people wear the most in their daily lives thereby highlighting what they need to make more of and NOT :) I've been on such a run (and still am) with wovens - tops and tunics, blouses, shirts - that I'm feeling hungry to get back into those knits. Oddly I just keep on this path of wovens! Those soft cotton lawns, stiffer and cool linens and liquidy silks keep finding their way onto my cutting table. I'm now working on the Closet Case files new pattern Kalle - first a muslin then a 4 ply silk (terrifically luxurious and $$) I think... ;)

  2. Such fab outfits this year! I love how versatile your separates are. I love your day 25 dress - it looks awesome!

  3. Well done for completing me made may! I especially love your mustard and navy day 31 combination

  4. You have a great wardrobe of clothes, well done. Agree with Caroline Day 25 is awesome.

  5. Like Louise says you have such a great wardrobe! I particularly love that hacked Kelly skirt, and the Stockholm blouse. I agree with you that repeats are a good thing, it shows you wear what you sew. Do you think we'll get more trousers/bottoms sewn this year?! I really enjoyed seeing your photos every day. X


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