So my Me-Made-May challenge this year is to wear 90% handmade clothing.
I am excluding RTW knitwear, because a world without cardigans and jumpers is a world I don’t want to live in. But I’m going to try and wear entirely me-made shirts, skirts, tops and trousers.
This should make life a bit more difficult, and keep my third MMM interesting, as well as showing up all the gaps in my handmade wardrobe.
Here’s what I wore for the first 4 days (click for a larger version):
Day 1, At work – New, unblogged sweatshirt, blue wool Moss skirt, necklace from COS.
Day 3, All day hen do involving a canal boat, dinner, and karaoke – Wearing my Vogue 8728 dress and a cardigan from COS.
Day 3, General bank holiday lazing around and drinking – Wearing an unblogged knit pencil skirt from the same fabric as my Plantain, McCalls 6355 top, and a jumper from Uniqlo.
That top I’m wearing on day 1 is my new favourite sweatshirt. Here’s a slightly closer look:
ripped off from inspired by a jumper I saw in the menswear department at COS. All I did was cut a yoke for the front and back, using the wrong side of the fabric.
I also cut the neckband with the wrong side facing out. The cuffs and band at the bottom are just doubled up fabric strips, and the whole thing was sewn on my overlocker and took about 2 hours.
I have the itch to make more sweatshirts now. Working with knit fabrics feels like cheating, it’s so easy and quick!
If you’re taking part in Me-Made-May 14, how are you finding it so far? Easy/hard/inspiring/challenging?