Hey, I did it! And if you participated in Me Made May this year, you did it too! As I said in my last post, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to successfully wear me-made every day, but I actually didn’t find it terribly difficult. I didn’t repeat too many garments (and I learned something by paying attention to what pieces I wanted to repeat) and I didn’t repeat a single outfit. I definitely call it a success!
Here’s what I wore for the last two weeks.
That’s a lot of outfits! As you can see, I definitely love the Sloane sweatshirt I made this month. It fits nicely and I absolutely love the fabric I used. It’s french terry from Thread International, a company that uses discarded plastic bottles to make their fabric. It’s super soft, really stable, and has a beautiful indigo color. And they had matching ribbing too! I highly recommend their fabrics, and they’re all really decently priced too. I only wish they had more colors of the french terry!
Another winner this month was my Megan Nielsen Flint pants. When I first made these pants I thought they would be difficult to style, but they actually work equally well dressed up or down. They feel a little fancier than jeans, but they’re way comfier. Somehow I ended up wearing them every Wednesday for three weeks in a row, but all styled pretty differently!
I think my favorite outfit this month was my silk jaguar Deer and Doe Melilot worn tucked into Levi’s and unbuttoned at the neck. I had always worn the shirt buttoned up all the way, but I felt really cool and sexy with it unbuttoned. My very stylish boss complimented my outfit and was extremely impressed that I had made my shirt, so that was a huge plus too!
Generally I felt really stylish this whole month because I felt the pressure to come up with interesting and different combinations every day. I also made some new things that I feel pretty proud of: my Sloane sweatshirt, a bathing suit, a vintage wrap blouse, a Hemlock tee, a v1247 skirt, sandals (!), and I did my first-ever pattern test. (btw, I loved the experience of pattern testing. Indie designers, I will happily test for you!) I have a lot of blogging to catch up on, apparently.
I got all sappy in my last Me Made May round-up, so I won’t put you all through that again. I’ll just say that sewing is great and I love who I am now that I sew.
What did you learn from Me Made May? Are you going to do it again?