This was my first year doing Me Made May. I only started sewing three years ago so up until now RTW has still made up quite a big proportion of my wardrobe however this year I figured that since 99% of my wardrobe is me made, I would take on the challenge of documenting it. Of course, the hardest part is taking a picture every day, so while I avoided selfies, a couple snuck in.
My challenge to myself was to wear everything I’ve made, and aim to wear something different every day. Lately I have only been wearing my favourites and so this encouraged me to wear some of my lesser loved makes, and actually I think it’s made me like some of them a bit more. I only rewore three outfits (excluding pyjamas) so I’d say that’s a win.
A huge stroke of luck was that the weather changed in the U.K. from mid May, so I had my winter and summer wardrobe to play with. There were only 2 dresses that I’ve made that I didn’t actually wear because they are rather Christmassy.
So here is my round up of my own makes followed by some inspiring posts from other sewcialists.
MARTHA DRESS by TILLY AND THE BUTTONS:
BELOW L to R: Emery dress by Christine Haynes, Margot pyjamas by Tilly and the Buttons, m7542 top by McCall’s Pattern Co, Moana top by Papercut Patterns, Elisalex dress by By Hand London (bodice); Emery dress by Christine Haynes (skirt/sleeves)
And here’s a small selection of some of my favourite posts from Me Made May that have inspired me for some upcoming makes:
L to R: perfect pattern matching from Roisin Muldoon; amazing tiers of velvet from The Sara Project; a classic candy Betty from Crafty Crusader; an elegant shirt dress from Fiona Parker; chic denim playsuit from Claire Allen-Platt; on-trend gingham from Rosabella Angelica; nightwear at its Liberty finest by Tessuti Fabrics; a pop of yolky yellow from MissMake and a perfectly 50s silhouette from KMakesThings.
I’m very much looking forward to not taking pictures of myself every day. But May, it’s been fun.