Here we go! The last instalment, plus my thoughts on the whole Me-Made-May experiment. Hope this hasn’t been too boring for you.
The photos from the last week are truly dreadful, I apologise for that. On the plus side, my ability to take one-handed iPhone pics has improved 150%.
26th: Didn’t manage to get a picture of this day, even though I met up with fellow sewing ladies Shivani and Rachel for some Liberty fabric fun in Shaukut! I wore my Moss skirt, floral top, and trusty cardigan. You can see I haven’t missed my calling as an outfit visual merchandiser.
27th: Me-made jeans, unblogged top from Burda kimono pattern, and sparkly cardigan (again).
Last three days, eek!
Day 29: black and white McCalls dress, Uniqlo jumper, new favourite Tatty Devine necklace.
Day 20: Me-made jeans, still unblogged Maudella vintage shirt which I really need to talk about, and Uniqlo cardigan.
ME-MADE-MAY 2013 – MY THOUGHTS
IT’S FINISHED!!! OMG, I can’t believe I actually did the whole thing this time around.
– The worst part was taking a photo every day, but it’s also been the most useful bit. It’s given me a great overview of what I actually wear, and what I think looks good on me (and what doesn’t).
– I’d like to have had more time to engage with the community on Flickr. It was massive this year. I really enjoyed seeing the outfits of Handmade By Carolyn (sewing goddess), Crab and Bee (I love everything she wears), mchigu (her romper is AMAZING), creating in the gap (wish I had 10% of her elegance) Kathryn Mhairi (gorgeous colourful separates), and KB Field (queen of the collar) amongst others!
– The best part was thinking about what I was going to put on each morning and coming up with combinations I’d never normally wear. I discovered I really like colourful accessories – necklaces and socks and cardigans – so I’m going to look out for more of those.
– I’d gone off my home-made jeans a bit before May, but I wore them to death during the month, and you know what, they’re great. Sure, the fit is wonky, and the finish is worse, but I’m still proud of them.
– Wow, I’ve really sewed a lot in the last year. I didn’t realise how many Burda patterns I’d made and how many everyday ‘cake’ items I have now. Blogging everything I make has really upped the quantity and quality of my sewing. I managed to stick to my pledge of wearing mostly me-made-items, apart from knitwear/jumpers/blazers.
– HUGE HUGE THANKS go out to Zoe for organising this event. It’s such a simple, brilliant concept. Can’t wait to see how big it gets next year!
Here’s my whole month in review: