It’s day twelve of Me-Made-May 2014 and so far I’ve upheld my pledge to wear at least one me-made garment every day this month. I’ve been posting my pics daily in the #MMMay14 page under ‘Makes’ in my header menu bar and also on the #MMMay14 Pinterest page.
I’m glad I’m doing this. I love to see other people’s makes on Pinterest and it’s a good way for me to find out what I need to make more of and looking at the photos forces me to see what suits me and what doesn’t.
After a really warm April, it’s turned chilly again and it’s been a challenge to find trans-seasonal pieces in my me-made wardrobe. I usually layer up tees and blouses with cardigans or jumpers and jeans. I can see I need to make more layering pieces such as light jackets and cardigans.
May 1st was a national holiday in Germany and we were invited for a bbq with friends so I wore my latest Ralph Pink jumpsuit in Liberty tana lawn cotton. I’ll blog about the making of this soon.
May 2nd was still warm enough for short sleeves so I wore my latest Make It Perfect Waterfall blouse in Missoni cotton with jeans.
May 3rd was cooler and I layered up this (un-blogged) tie-front blouse in Liberty tana lawn cotton with a cardigan and jeans to do grocery shopping at the farmer’s market in town.
May 4th was warm and we had a family day out in a park zoo so I wore an un-blogged Grainline Studio Scout tee in Liberty tana lawn cotton layered with a cardigan and jeans.
Monday May 5th is sports day for my young children so I wore an un-blogged self-drafted tank top in organic cotton jersey and self-drafted yoga pants in Liberty cotton jersey.
May 6th was my birthday so I marked the occasion by wearing my latest dress (un-blogged) in Italian cotton and cotton/silk. It was a bit cool so I wore it tunic style over jeans. The design is by Ely Kishimoto and the pattern was in Cut Magazine. I love this dress and will blog my review of it soon.
Are you joining in Me-Made-May 2014? How are you getting on? Are you discovering gaps in your me-made-wardrobe?
1. When invited to join Selfish Sewing Week and sew for yourself, you jump in without a moment’s hesitation. 2. You immediately clear your schedule – ignore messy house, overgrown garden and hungry children – and get stuck into sewing!
3. You choose a quick and easy pattern so you can double your selfishness and crank out two new tops at once!
4. You don’t skimp on fabric. You dive straight in with good designer stuff you’ve been coveting – because you’re worth it!
5. You take time to sew with RTW (ready-to-wear) details like French seams because your self-made clothes are investment pieces.
6. Finally you gloat about your achievements and boast about them to everyone (see Kollabora.com for more selfishness).
What are you selfishly stitching? Let me know in the comments below.