So, today is the next-to-last day of the month, but I’m only just posting about the second third…
I, Susan of moonthirty.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear 5 me-made items each week for the duration of May 2013. ETA: No repeats.
This Saturday, we were enjoying the tail end of some not-too-hot-or-humid gorgeousness, so Al and I went out to play bocce with some friends. (In the group photo with me are Miss Lulu on the left and Dixie DIY on the right.) We’re all wearing entirely self-made! I’m wearing my linen top from McCall’s 5640, briefly discussed in this post. My pinstriped denim shorts are completely unblogged, made a couple of years ago from Simplicity 2258. Oh look, more bocce players! Here is Miss Lulu’s man (left) and mine (right). Miss Lulu’s husband is wearing a top that she made him, but mine is all in ready-to-wear (RTW). He’s so hard done by.
May 12 — I was sewing like a crazy sewing woman most of this day, so generally I was wearing as little as possible. I suppose there’s inherent danger in this, but clothes slow down all the fittings, man!
If you’ve imposed a no-repeats clause in your MMM vow, you know that there is that item that you reach for hesitantly, because if you wear it, it will not be at your disposal the rest of the month. In case it isn’t obvious by how much more washed-out this one is from when I first wrote about it, this t-shirt is that piece for me. If I manage to go the rest of the month without wearing it again, it will be the first stretch of that length since it was born.
I blogged about this top a few months ago, planning to return to the pattern, but I haven’t yet! (I will though, at some point.) If you missed it, this is the first garment I ever made. Because of that, I will never get rid of it, but it doesn’t get worn much.
I almost made it halfway through the month without a bathroom mirror selfie. I was in a hurry this morning and didn’t have time for timer shots, which should be called lots-of-time-shots because that’s what they take me. This shirt, my first make from Tilly’s Mathilde pattern, remains one of my favorite garments. (Worn here with white RTW jeans.)
May 16 — Apparently I skipped this day.
I never blogged this make, but it was made from a different view of the t-shirt pattern that I wrote about here. It’s a cute design, but see that little piece on my right shoulder? Yeah, it goes all the way down and across the front, to the hem… the front is fully double layered. Which would be great on a winter tee — you know, one with sleeves. Poor planning. I do like it though, and I like the print of the fabric. I need to do a little layer-ectomy on it and it will be juuuust fiiiiine.
This top is a recent make, and its light weight was great for today, which was HOT and spent OUTSIDE. My local sewing group was hosting a stash sale, so it ended up being worth it because I have room on my shelves now. But did I mention HOT. I love living here, but I do have to remind myself of that several times per day during this time of year. Through September, at least.
The majority of this day was spent outside again, working the second day of the above-mentioned sale, but I wasn’t wearing any new (not repeated) me-mades. This was what I wore when I went out for dinner. The top is an unblogged Scout, which I made because I hated the fabric and was sick of looking at it in my stash. I hoped I would like it more made up, which I often do, but it didn’t work this time. It’s still a Scout though, so those get worn. Until the day when I have plenty of them that I love in my closet… at which time this one will get the boot.
May 20 — ??? No clue.
So I’m up to 17 different me-made garments worn through May 20, against a so-far goal of about 15. On track! I have a busy next few days, but I’m going to put a target here in writing of having my MMM retrospective wrapped up during the first week in June. I don’t know why I bother setting such goals, but there it is… :)