Wednesday, July 31, 2019

me made may

This is a very belated re-cap of my first year participating in Me Made May, which is a month-long challenge around wearing handmade clothing. I committed to wearing all my handmade items at least once during the month. May is a good month for both warm- and cold-weather clothes, so I wore almost everything (except for a couple sweaters and knit accessories). I shared my progress on my Instagram stories, because Me Made May is quite popular among social-media savvy sewists (I have learned "sewists" is preferred to "sewers"... for obvious reasons).

I also finished a few sewing projects for Me Made May. First up is this striped shirt. I used the Bettine pattern (like my chevron dress), but I lengthened the top and shortened the sleeves. I also swapped out the neck facing for a neckband since I used a knit fabric. I wore this on our boat tour of Providence and blended right in with the gondoliers.

Next up, here's a Blackwood cardigan (pattern from Helen's Closet) made from the same green knit fabric as my Camas blouse. I also made the sleeveless top in a pattern of my own design (a slightly gathered scoop neck top with bias bound neckline and arm holes) with some rayon fabric from Jo-Ann.

Tired of that seeing that green fabric?? Too bad... I bought a lot of it. I also used it for the sleeves of this Hey June Lane Raglan. The lemon fabric is leftover from my Skater dress.

The first day I wore this shirt, Dan took one look at me and walked straight back upstairs to put on a different shirt. I made him take a photo of us twinning before I let him change.

I had fun working my way through my handmade wardrobe during May, but it didn't change my clothing habits much. I love wearing my me-mades all year!

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