Things I learned from Me-Made-May

  • I’ve made enough clothes to wear something hand-made every day, without it being a struggle. Hooray!
  • I haven’t got enough to wear 70% hand-made, which was my goal. I’m going to work towards that though.
  • I wear too much blue.
  • I need to make more skirts. And trousers. And day dresses. Casual things. But in more interesting fabrics.
  • I don’t need to make any more skirts from denim. ‘A denim skirt’! I say to myself. ‘Now that would always come in handy. That’s definitely the missing gap in my wardrobe’. Doing MMM opened my eyes to the fact that I have about 8 and that I wear too much denim anyway (it’s the safe option).
Heatwave in Bournemouth! Not pictured: cardigan (it was in the car).
  • I have a serious problem with cardigans. I wore one every day in May, except for that week when England unexpectedly turned into Spain*. I think I’ve worn a cardigan every day for the last 15 years. I have so many cardigans that several of my Flickr photos were favourited by a creepy cardigan fetishist (no lie). I may need knitwear rehab.
    * Even then I carried one around in case of a sudden cold snap
  • Taking a photo of yourself every day gives you a startlingly different perspective on your style. It’s recommended!
  • I’d like to be more adventurous with the clothes I sew. I’m BORED of wearing navy blue and beige.
  • Three weeks of torrential rain, followed by a heatwave, then back to the monsoon again, really tests the versatility of a home-made wardrobe.
  • Leaving your camera on the platform at Farnborough station will put a serious dampener on documentation of Me-Made-May (and blogging in general).

(p.s. HUGE thanks to Zoe for organising the whole thing!)

(p.p.s. Anyone looking to sell an old camera?)


11 thoughts on “Things I learned from Me-Made-May

  1. mancunianvintage June 29, 2012 / 10:02 AM

    You need a cardie in this country though – as you say – one minute it’s freezing/wet and the next it’s heat-wave time. Btw I think your MMM went really well, I like the variety!

  2. Helen Made June 7, 2012 / 7:56 AM

    Ah the joys of flicker – there seems to have been loads of creepy people favouriting people this year by all accounts! Shame about your camera – know how you feel though. I managed to throw my compact camera on the patio during MMM and bent the lens so that can’t be used any more.

    • yesilikethat June 9, 2012 / 8:13 PM

      Oh no, how annoying! x

  3. Minnado June 7, 2012 / 6:22 AM

    You have some great outfits. I too have to confess to wearing too many cardigans. Is it a british thing? In january I bought a charity shop monsoon jumper and wore it lots, feeling daring but no one seemed to notice! I too had that cardigan fetish person favourite me. I have since altered my privacy settings on flickr.

    • yesilikethat June 9, 2012 / 8:13 PM

      Jumpers are great! Maybe I could wean myself off cardigans if I had some more….

  4. theperfectnose June 6, 2012 / 10:24 PM

    hahahaha creepy cardigan fetishist.. 😄 Why don’t you guys set your photos so only people in the group can see them? No camera sorry, I’m using Carl’s old one at the mo’ but I love the orange skirt, I think it’s my favourite out of all your makes (apart from the blouse). See you around 😄

    • yesilikethat June 9, 2012 / 8:11 PM

      Ah it doesn’t bother me too much, it’s kind of amusing. Maybe the poor guy lives somewhere really hot and he never gets to see so much as a glimpse of a cardigan except on flickr. Unfortunately I didn’t make the orange skirt! But I do love it loads, it’s from COS>

  5. gingermakes June 6, 2012 / 10:14 PM

    Oh no! So sorry about your camera! I think you have such a cute style! Cardigans are great for a climate like yours when you don’t really know what to expect! But if you’re looking for a little change, what about making a blazer? I bet you would get lots of wear out of one!

    • yesilikethat June 9, 2012 / 8:11 PM

      Thanks dude! Great idea about the blazer. Not sure if my sewing skills are up to that but I’d love to make one.

  6. Kerry June 6, 2012 / 8:54 PM

    I had the creepy cardigan person favourite one of my photos too!! Last year it was sock fetishists who kept favouriting me, so at least it’s a change 🙂

    • yesilikethat June 6, 2012 / 9:03 PM

      Oh yeah I’ve encountered one of the sock guys as well. And worse. x

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