Saturday, June 2, 2018

Me Made May 2018...the final recap

I accepted the challenge of Me Made May and decided to wear something each day in May that I had made. Wearing the clothes was not a difficult challenge, but photographing myself; mostly using a tripod but sometimes with the help of Mr. Romance; was not easy. I felt like I was over saturating my Instagram feed. In the end I'm glad I did it, because it made me do two things I have been putting off for a while.
The first thing Me Made May made me do was clean out my closet. I have been putting it off for a long time. I took 3 huge bags of clothes to the charity shop and I also changed all my hangers over to the non-slip kind, so the clothes are all hanging straight and can no longer fall off the hangers.
The other thing Me Made May helped me do was to pay more attention to fit and construction, when I am making a garment. I learned we all have body "flaws" and the pattern rarely fits anyone straight out of the envelope. Thanks to listening to the LOVE TO SEW PODCAST I have learned so much about pattern fitting and also being comfortable in your own body shape. My body is pear shaped and it has always been a thorn in my side. 
So here goes...In chronological order of my Me Made May 2018.
May 1
The Blackwood Cardigan
Plantain Tee
Self Drafted Pull On Pants

blackwood cardigan, plantain too
My sister asked me if I used an app to make me look thinner. Ha! I wish 

May 2
Hand Knit Paloma Cardigan
Elani Tunic
paloma cardigan, elani tunic

May 3
Linden Sweatshirt (with my own added ruffle sleeve detail)

linden sweatshirt

May 4
Blackwood Cardigan
Avery Leggings

blackwood cardigan, avery leggings

May 5
Hand Knit Socks

hand knit socks, fair isle socks

May 6
Hand Knit Paloma Cardigan
Plantain Tee
Self Drafted Pull On Pants

paloma cardigan, plantain tee

May 7
Avery Leggings
Hand-Knit Socks

avery leggings, hand knit socks

May 8
Linden Sweatshirt (lengthened to make it a tunic)

linden sweatshirt

May 9
Bettine Dress

bettine dress

May 10
Scout Tee

scout tee

May 11
Blackwood Cardigan
Classic Frame Satchel

classic frame satchel, blackwood cardigan

May 12
Linden Sweatshirt

linden sweatshirt

May 13
New Look D0270 (with sleeve and neckline alterations)

new look D0270

May 14
This is the only day I did not wear anything handmade, but I did finish knitting these Sweet Nectar Mittens while we were driving home from Arizona.

sweet nectar mittens

Day 15
Lark Boatneck Tee
Self Drafted Pull On Pants

lark boatneck tee

Day 16
Linden Sweatshirt

linden sweatshirt

Day 17
Elani Tunic
Self-Drafted Pull On Pant

elani tunic
Day 18
Sharing what I thought was a sewing fail...the Charlie Caftan

Day 19
Blackwood Cardigan
Avery Leggings
Hand Knit Socks

blackwood cardigan, avery leggings
Day 20
I redeemed myself and was able to fix the Charlie Caftan

charlie caftan

Day 21
Hand Knit So Faded Pullover

so faded pullover

Day 22
Hand Knit Socks

hand knit socks

Day 23
Linden Sweatshirt

linden sweatshirt
Day 24
Blackwood Cardigan
Plantain Tee
Self-Drafted Pull On Pants
Hand Knit Socks

blackwood cardigan, plantain tee

Day 25
Blackwood Cardigan
Boden Tee Shirt Dress...upcylcled and made into a top

blackwood cardigan, refashioned Boden dress
Boden contacted me and asked if they could repost this photo

Day 26
Lark Boatneck Tee
Paloma Knit Cardigan

lark boatneck tee, paloma cardigan
Enjoying Redondo Beach with my High School bestie

Day 27
Hand Knit Socks

seawall socks

Day 28
Blackwood Cardigan
Upcycled dress from Anthropology made into a top
Avery Leggings

blackwood cardigan, avery leggings, refashioned clothing
Day 29
Winslow Culottes

winslow culottes

Day 30
Linden Sweatshirt

linden sweatshirt
Day 31
Upcycled Top made from an old knit dress (for the body) and a Boden Tee Shirt (for the sleeves)

linden sweatshirt

Patterns used in my Me Made May makes:
New Look D0270

Ten of these garments were made in May. That's a record for me. I have a few more that have to be finished and I can reveal them here on the blog, soon.
Thanks for staying so long and indulging me in this photo heavy post.


Chookyblue...... said...

So many great clothes you have made for yourself ......

Melody A. said...

Great job and they all looked wonderful on you!! Happy Sewing from Iowa

Unknown said...

Wow great job! I've never sewn clothes for my self but I LOVE the Linden sweatshirt and think I may have to give it a try!

Bernie Kringel said...

Well done!!! I finished two garments this month and have a pair of pants that I just have to hem. Also a pair of shorts ready to begin. It was really fun - so much inspiration too. Love your t-shirts and sweatshirts. I am going to check out of few of the patterns. Also, what sort of knit did you use for the leggings? Do they get saggy by end of day? Thanks!

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Geri said...

Such a great job. You should be really proud of yourself. ❤️❤️❤️

Susan Snooks said...

You blow me away Di, with your productivity and your skill..self-drafted pants and leggings! That's so impressive! And they all look so great on you! Congratulations on a wonderful achievement!