It’s the big finish of Me Made May ’15!  It’s been a busy month trying to catalog all of my wardrobe choices, and besides being a little tired of the endless parade of selfies (I’m with you Meg on the #selfiefatigue), here’s what I’m walking away from the experience with:

  1. My wardrobe is pretty workable.  Things combine well without much effort on my part.  I’m going to attribute this to all the work I’ve done with my color palette.
  2. I’m finally at a place where I feel like I can sew for others.  Maybe with a solid wardrobe, I no longer feel the pressure to make make make just for myself, but also, my efficiency has improved a lot in the past year.  A year ago, I’d never have thought that I could whip out 6 shirts for my boys in 1’45”, but I’m there now, and I’m enjoying sewing for others (who are blood related 😉 ).
  3. In a way, Me Made May was not really necessary.  I wear at least one, but probably more of my makes every day.  When I started sewing my own clothes, Me Made May was really a challenge.  There were only a few things that I made, and committing to figuring out a way to make those items work was quite the puzzle.  I’m not knocking the experience by any means.  It’s been great to see people’s progress and to push myself to catalog my own stuff too, I just might relax my goals the next time, allowing myself to wear the same pants for 3 (4!) days in a row if I feel like it.

What were your takeaways from Me Made May ’15?  Did you discover wardrobe holes or learn how you actually like to dress on any given Tuesday? Here are my takeaways:

Me Made May ’15, Days 20-31

 

Me Made May '15
sloper drafts, needing much revision, but I got through it.

Day 20: No Me Mades whatsoever, but I was sloper drafting, so in a sort of larger picture way, I think it counts.

Me Made May '15

Day 21: Fringed Linen jacket (Burdastyle 3-2013-103), lilac ITY leggings, and my polka dotted version of Tilly and the Button’s Coco dress, the Bird Tessalation Dress

Me Made May '15

Day 22: My family and I went to watch the Giants play.  It was chilly and rainy, and under my big fat poncho were layers upon layers of clothes, topped off by my Odds and Ends Quilted Jacket (Ottobre 5-2014-3)

Me Made May '15

Day 23: Still cold and rainy, I was bundled under fleece leggings, and an unblogged hacked snap henley with smocked shoulders

Me Made May '15

Day 24: I layered this feather print Burdastyle 1-2011-108 dress over a Burdastyle 9-2010-121 turtleneck, and a slate blue dress I bought after college.

Me Made May '15

Day 25: Dancing on the patio couch in a peach snap henley hack, floral embroidery Ottobre 5-2014-19 jeans.

Me Made May '15

Day 26: By our grape trellis in my favorite Burdastyle 12-2009-122 skirt, jcrew knockoff lace tee.

Me Made May '15

Day 27:  I was wearing something for most of the day, but forgot about picturing it.  Instead, I quickly snapped my lounge uniform: Jalie 3022 peach yoga pants and an Ottobre tee with added lace cuff.

Me Made May '15

Day 28:  Time to tackle the garden in my very worn Burdastyle 3-2011-131 shorts, hacked CAbi gather tee in green zebra, and refashioned cardigan from a sweater.

Me Made May '15

Day 29: My youngest wearing a button down that I made, wielding a big ole stick as boys are wont to do.  I’m in the same shorts from day 28 plus another Ottobre tee under my Netting Tee (Burdastyle 3-2013-116)

Me Made May '15

Day 30:  In my Bird Tessalation Dress again and lilac ITY leggings plus a giant green silk scarf I found at the thrift store on my way to my monthly sewing group.

Day 31:  In the same henley from day 23 and a double layered voile bias cut skirt (BWOF 5-2007-142 ) that I never got around to blogging.

Me Made May '15

Whew!  I think I’ll go wear pajamas for a week to recover!  Thanks to Zoe for organizing this very fun gigantor thing that is Me Made May!
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2 Comments

  1. You have had a fantastic May and as you say working your colour palette really makes a huge difference in getting a well coordinated wardrobe together.

  2. Thanks Sharon! Your color palette is clearly evident in your beautiful wardrobe too! I love how everything can combine with everything else without much effort.

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