Just like last year, I’m participating in Me Made May. As a refresher, Me Made May is an event where people who sew their clothes wear them for the month of May. Everyone personalizes it to what works for them, and I’m doing the same. This year I’m using the Me Made May event to assess my wardrobe, looking for handmade gaps and to determine what I wear and don’t wear and why. Then I’ll summon up the courage to get rid of the things that don’t work…even though I made them! For some reason I have a really hard time getting rid of garments I made. I’ll summarize each week here, and let you know how it goes.
Me Made May Day 1:
Day 1 verdict:
This is the Marlene Shirt and the nursing modification works really good! But I’ll probably use it on a different shirt in the future, or lower the armscyle on this shirt if I make another one.
Me Made May Day 2:
Me Made May Day 3:
Day 3 verdict:
This Lonetree Vest is absolutely amazing! I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of it, since I used top quality Art Gallery Fabrics canvas and made 3 muslins before sewing it up so the fit is perfect. This ombre Syrah Skirt is one of my absolute favorites too. I just need to repair the hem. My double needle and I are not good friends right now!
Me Made May Day 4:
Day 4 verdict:
The Mountain Pose Yoga Pants need repairs, for some reason my machine has a little trouble sewing the knit stitch in long continuous lines…and starts to skip after a while. The Jocole pencil skirt and Halifax Hoodie are always in constant rotation and good shape!
Me Made May Day 5:
Day 5 verdict:
I really do like the collar of this Parisian top and it’s shape, but it’s old, pilling and the collar is off center. So I might make this pattern again, and pay special attention to collar placement, use better fabric, and lower the arm cycle and widen the shoulders a bit. I’ve got a couple other cardigans, and only a few things to wear this Julia Cardigan with, so it’s going to have to go.
I’m also posting pictures of my kids wearing handmades every day over on Instagram, so if you want to see it as it happens, follow us on Instagram! Here’s what my kids wore this week:
There you have it! See you next week…