A final (very belated) recap of Me-Made-May.
wk3/1: Sewaholic Cambie
wk3/2: Little Black Elisalex
MeMadeMay wk3/3: Unblogged Sewaholic Belcarra
and a couple of bonus days!!
MeMadeMay wk3/4: Unblogged Charlotte skirt 3
MeMadeMay wk3/5: Unblogged Sewaholic Cambie
wk4/1: Archer & coffee
wk4/2: Same Archer (> <)
wk4/3: A week of repeats
wk5/1: Charlotte skirt
wk5/2: Sewaholic Lonsdale dress
My biggest shame for the month was my failure to post my final #MMMay14 submission, a silk dress that I worked on for weeks, and which remains … undocumented. It turns out that the wedding it was made for had too many cocktails and disco dance floors, and not enough time for a photo op.
In truth, the biggest hardship of Me-Made-May wasn’t figuring out how to integrate these garments into an everyday wardrobe, it was taking the damn selfies to prove I was doing it. Oof. No more!
I did, however, learn a few things about my sewing style and habits.
1. It is time to learn to sew pants.
2. I haven’t blogged most of my finished projects. So many of the garments I’m sewing these days are un-photoed, un-blogged. I guess it doesn’t really matter, but I learn so much from everyone else’s sewing notes, I’d love to be able to share in the collective knowledge if I can.
3. If I could sew my own underwear, I’d nail #MMMay15. Though the selfies would be a bigger problem…
Overall, #MMMay14 was a positive experience. I’m not going to completely replace all the ready-to-wear pieces in my closet, but instead use them to compliment the unique pieces I enjoy making.
Huzzah! Now, time for more stitching!
I started a new day job recently, so perhaps it was a bit crazy of me to commit to wearing Me-Made clothing for most of the month of May. But so far it has been going really well! #MMMay14 has pushed me to break my skinny-jeans-plus-roomy-top uniform that usually dominates my style this time of year, and instead reach for those garments I’ve spent so much dang time working on. I post daily evidence on Instagram, but here is a quick recap:
wk1/1: Riding Peplum tank
wk1/2: Wiksten tank + scarf
MeMadeMay wk1/3: Unblogged Charlotte skirt 1
MeMadeMay wk2/1: Unblogged Charlotte skirt 2
wk2/2: scarf (again!)
wk2/3: Miette roller skate wrap skirt
I pledged to wear Me-Made garments 3 days a week and so far, so good. How about everyone else?
Does it count as pledging before May 1 if I’m still sitting in my pjs while typing this? I declare yes.
I, Angela (sakepuppets.com), sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2014. I endeavor to wear a me-made garment at least 3 days a week.
I have some new adventures brewing and my handmade wardrobe is erratic, so I can’t commit to wearing me-mades every day this month. I was ready to sit on the sidelines again this year, but noticed that not everyone commits to 100% handmade 100% of the time. It’s OK to define your own rules. So hell, count me in.
For those of you new to the concept, Me-Made-May is a challenge to encourage people who make garments to actually wear them. I definitely let my handmade items get pushed to the back of the closet — I sew dresses that don’t match my style or integrate into my everyday wardrobe, or I’m not happy with the quality of sewing or the fit. This is the month for me to push my limits a bit. It will be interesting to see what I enjoy wearing, what works, and where my wardrobe holes are. Hopefully by the end of the month I’ll have some new project ideas for wearable handmades that fit my new NYC lifestyle.
OK, so now to get dressed for the day…