I can't believe Me-Made-May is over! The time has gone by so quickly. My challenge to myself was to wear one self-made garment each day of the month, and I'm proud to say that I did achieve that goal. This has certainly been the longest period of time in which I've worn something I made each day. So often I cultivate a love-hate relationship with the clothing I make. I'll stop sewing for weeks, months, unsatisfied with my own creations-- despite how hard I worked to design and sew them in the first place.
If there's one thing that I've learned from Me-Made-May, it's that most of the garments I've made are actually very versatile pieces. I may need to make a few more pieces in order to create an entire wardrobe, as I don't have very many basics. Instead of making practical, wear-with-anything pieces, I tend to pick the most intriguing patterns (or fabric). The end product of this approach? Mostly stand-alone pieces, unless I'm feeling very daring. And Me-Made-May has made me daring! I have learned that it is just as easy to throw on a self-made ensemble as it is to put on the workhorse jeans and t-shirt. Not only is it easy, it also makes me feel more confident about my sewing.
Here's what I wore:
Swiss-dot overblouse by me
Black shell (worn under) by me
Shorts - Cynthia Steffe
Gladiators - 80%20
The overblouse is the one new item I finished this weekend. This is one of those projects that was in my head for the longest time before I finally made it. And, it only took one day, for both cutting out and sewing! I will share more details soon :)