Well, it's June! I'm not quite sure how that happened! But, then again, after taking 31+ selfies of myself last month for "Me Made May" I can... That's a lot of selfies!
Last year, my handmade wardrobe was not very extensive, but I "played along" the best I could and if I wasn't wearing "me made" I was making it! By the end of the month of May last year I had added quite a lot to my handmade wardrobe! So, this year, as "Me Made May" approached I felt pretty confident that I'd be able to wear something handmade each day ...
And, I did! And, with minimal repeats and many more yet to be worn!
Here's my roundup...
- rose skirt, never blogged used this tutorial and leftover fabric from this romper.
- strawberry Skippy dress
- Birkin Flares
- "Hacked" Ballard
- ponte Julia cardigan
- Safari Raglan dress
- Safari Raglan running shirt
- Josephine Dress
- Plantain tee
10. Birkin Flares
13a. Bird Tova
13b. City Gym Shorts
17. Plaid Archer
19. Lotta Skirt
21. Lion skirt
29a. not blogged Owl Cine tank
29b. Strapless Maxi Dress
30. not blogged upcycled Orioles Cine tank
31. Linen wrap skirt
I love the challenge of "Me Made May", of waking up each morning to tackle the day and actually carefully thinking about what handmade you are going to wear that day. In real, everyday life, I do often wear handmades, but it's not everyday typically. One thing that I found myself needing to reach for in the earlier part of the month, when it was chilly were some good old long sleeved tees...well and short sleeved as well...Plus a couple more cardigans or sweatshirt-type things.
I loved seeing all of the other handmades out there as well and now I want to "sew all the things"! In particular I've got my eye on a few dresses because, despite the fact that I don't have to get "dressed up" on a daily basis, I do love dresses...and skirts! I also know that I really need to make some more easy going shorts/pants...like hudsons and city shorts or the like. I do so much running around with the kids for hikes and bikes and walks and practices that I need something that I can toss on for those occassions.
In the end though, I'd say I did pretty well and I loved what I was wearing and felt comfortable each and every day! So, that's a win too!
But now, perhaps I ought to get sewing to fill in those "holes"!