Day 23: paisley tank top and striped jean shorts
Day 24: brand new happy cloud t-shirt and the same striped jean shorts
Day 25: new ruffled blouse and grey pencil skirt
Day 26: brand new bees t-shirt and floral paper bag skirt
Day 27: plaid Wiksten top with striped jean shorts
Day 28: blue Adrienne blouse with cream shorts
Day 29: jersey Wiksten top with cream shorts
Day 30: happy clouds t-shirt with cream shorts
Day 31: linen Juliette blouse with striped jean shorts (+new smocked apron for gathering peas!)
I made 3 new jersey tops over the weekend, so my wardrobe this last week tended to be more casual than what I’ve worn the rest of the month. It’s funny that even though I really felt like I needed more pants throughout the whole month I only ended up sewing tops. I guess tops somehow seem a little less intimidating, which I don’t understand since my pants pattern is already fitted to me, but the patterns I used for my tops were mostly un-tested as to fit.
I had a lot of fun wearing full me-made outfits this month. 2021 is the first year where I’ve had enough me-made garments to wear full outfits every day of the month, which is a huge milestone for me! My favourite garment to wear was my grey pencil skirt, which really surprised me. It is comfortable to wear and I always feel fabulous in it. I think I might have to make another.
One of the things I love about Me Made May is how it really forces me to look at my handmade wardrobe and see what works well and what gaps I still have. Over the last year I have been mostly focused on sewing “nice” clothes that I can wear to the office. These happen to be the kind of clothes that I most like to wear, but can be a little impractical for cooking or cleaning or running around with my dog. I knew I had a gap in my handmade wardrobe regarding leisure staples and pants like t-shirts and jeans. I am looking forward to filling this gap and continuing to improve my overall handmade wardrobe.
Me Made May 2021 – Week 1
Me Made May 2021 – Week 2
Me Made May 2021 – Week 3