I made it! I didn’t document every day, but that wasn’t my goal…
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.
My Cabarita. My favorite shirt in my closet at the moment, and I don’t have anything new to say about it except I better make some moar before it wears out.
This top, my second from Butterick 5356, has been one of my most-worn over the past year. The first make from the pattern was donated long ago, since the fit of the yoke made it downright uncomfortable. I definitely need to whip out another couple of tops from this pattern. Oh and ELPHIE! I totally photobombed her picture.
Double-dip of me-makes! My electrocuted candy cane Scout is one of the SO MANY tops I have that go with my Hummingbird skirt. I was sick of the sight of my own backyard, so I took this pic in front of my friend Miss Lulu’s door — speaking of which, did y’all see her pose in front of that same door in her awesome Hazel??
This is an unblogged version of the Renfrew, if you can still call it such without the hem band or sleeve bands, and with a bound neckline instead of a neckband.
This outfit kinda epitomizes what Me-Made-May is about, so it’s fitting that it was my last one of the month. The skirt is made from pinstriped 100% linen, and it has a simple drawstring waist. I made it years ago (self-drafted, unblogged) and haven’t worn it in forever. I pulled it out in anticipation of this month, and I realized that I liked it with this top. And it actually made me like the top better, too. Note to self: Not every shirt is at its best with jeans. Response from self: Oh yeah. Whatever.
Mathematically, my goal equated to approximately 22 different garments worn, and I accomplished 24!
Even on non-May months, I wear me-made practically every day. But I tend towards the same pieces over and over, so I made the no-repeats resolution because I wanted to evaluate that. I wanted to understand what was keeping me from the garments that weren’t high in the rotation, and what I liked about the ones that were. Eliminate the pieces I’m not comfortable in. Make plans to sew more of what I love. (‘Cause goodness knows, I love me a good plan.) And from this perspective as well, I was successful. A few pieces are going into the donation bin due to style or fit, and one or two will be altered. Eventually.
Right off the bat, I enjoyed MMM even more than I’d anticipated. The Flickr group was one of the most inspiring, encouraging parties I’ve ever attended! Of course, the documenting fatigue began to set in towards the end, hence the late final posting. (Am I the last one??) But I’m so glad I did it, and I join the chorus in thanking Zoe for leading it!