Me Made May '15

It’s hard to know exactly how to approach Me Made May ’15.  I love how this event connects you to lots of new to you blogs and bloggers and other participants, but knowing how to document how you incorporate your handmade garments into your daily life during the entire month of May can feel enormous.  What is the best way to go about things without drowning in social media?  I’m not sure I have discovered the answer.

For now, I’m glad to participate on the daily fest on Instagram, and I’ll be blogging my progress every 3 days here and adding to the Me Made May Pinterest board every 3rd day as well.

For day 1 I wore my Colorblocked Hudson Pants, Ottobre 5-2014-4 tee and a hand quilted and beaded necklace from Liberty of London fabric.  We were traveling across Nebraska to my cousin’s wedding this weekend, so being comfortable was of the highest order!

I really like pants when I travel as I continually have my legs folded up under me.  I’m hoping to get some Oceanside Pants from Blank Slate Patterns sewn up in linen for summer travel.

Me Made May '15

I started day 2 with my Giraffe Sateen Jeans and my Free People Thermal Lace Cuff copy tee and a vintage scarf.  Before the wedding, we were hanging out at my aunt’s house, playing cards as we always seem to be when we see her.

Me Made May '15

I was not able to get a picture of my dress for the wedding, due to heavy wind and a dead camera battery.  This picture is a dramatic reenactment of my wedding guest apparel: my Burdastyle 9-2010-122 Blush ponte dress, gloves, and Fast Faux Fur Collar.

Me Made May '15

Me Made May '15

My boys wore some button downs that I made them in a batch sewing spree last week.  I sewed on buttons while we traveled in the car on Friday, trying to give myself something to do during the 8 hour trip.

Me Made May '15

My two older boys even helped sew on a few buttons.  I organized all the buttons in a little plastic container.  I stuck the buttons on pieces of duck tape to keep them from getting mixed up or rolling around in the car.

Me Made May '15

Me Made May '15

Me Made May '15
clearly the novelty of travel has worn out

For day 3, we’re back in the car, driving back home across Nebraska at 75 mph.  I’m wearing Velour Hudson Colorblocked Pants, and a dyed scoop neck/asymmetrical hack tee that I made ages ago.  The endless miles of blooming trees and pleasantly monotonous farmlands pass by us along with about a million semi trucks. If I stare too long at the mile markers going by, I’m likely to fall asleep, so I’m glad to have a converter for my laptop so that I can write.  Also, knit clothing is so comfortable to wear when you’re stuck in the same place for a long time.  What’s your travel uniform?

How have your Me Made May efforts been going?  Are you keeping up with the challenge?  How are you choosing to document your progress?  Inquiring minds want to know!

I also finished a Southport Dress by True Bias in time for the Southport sewalong, but not in enough time to get it pictured and blogged before our trip.  Stay tuned for my version in this funky vintage sheet fabric.

Me Made May '15
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6 Comments

  1. Great outfits! I just found your blog through the MMM pinterest group. Genius idea on using duct tape to keep everything together in the car! I’ll have to remember that. This is my 2nd year doing MMM and so far it’s going well. I haven’t put much thought into my outfits yet, as I’m in the stressful final week of school. I usually post to the flickr group and then do a weekly round-up post of my outfits for the week on my blog. 🙂

    • elizabethmadethis Reply

      That’s a great way to do it. May does get to be a nutty month with school, and weekly seems like a way to keep sane while still finishing the challenge! Good luck!

  2. You look great in your outfits and the long road trip sounds very tiring.

    I’ve decided to do weekly round-up post, still update the blog in draft each day so I can remember what I wore 🙂

    • elizabethmadethis Reply

      I like the idea about keeping it in draft mode!

      It’s not a bad trip; we make it about once a year. Only 8 hours and our boys are excellent travelers, which makes it easy on all of us!

    • elizabethmadethis Reply

      Thanks Bryanna. The pattern for my little guy is a from a Japanese pattern book, New York Kids’ Style ( ISBN 9784579109968 ). The pattern for my older boys is Ottobre 6-2009-13. It’s sized 92-122 (3T to boys 7)…if you really like it, I’m glad to trace off the size you need if you don’t have this issue. Just send me an email–elizabethmadethis at gmail.

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