Me-Made May: Days 1 - 113:13 PM
My Me-Made May is off to a slow start but, I'm attempting to keep my efforts honest so I can see just how well my self-made wardrobe actually fits into my daily life (ie. no poofy sundresses just to clean the house).
I definitely made the right call keeping my pledge to 4 garments a week. I just haven't made enough items to do more. Especially not practical ones... Here are my thoughts so far:
Day 1 - Nothing
Day 2 - Nada
Day 3 - Simplicity 3571 (unblogged) ... me-made pj bottoms. Though I hardly count these as actually MMM wears, I do like the reminder that these are some of my favorite pj bottoms and they've actually limited the number of RTW bottoms I've since purchased (That number is 2 btw). Also, they're some of my oldest me-made items so, it makes me quite happy that they're still hanging in there.
Day 4 - Another Simplicity 3571 (unblogged) Ditto
Day 5 - Zip
Day 6 - Raspberry Renfrew - If you caught the post last week, you saw this was a bit of
Day 7 - None
Day 8 - None
Day 9 - Blue Herringbone Shirtdress - Contrary to Monday, our southern spring is back in full swing. I needed to be dressed cool and comfortably for a day of chores and errands. This shirt dress has certainly remained a go-to in my wardrobe. On occasion, I feel it looks frumpy on the hanger but, I never fail to get compliments on it polish when I opt to wear it out (I always wear a belt). I'd like to experiment more with accessories to liven it up a bit though. I really like the tan woven belt with it but, I generally wear tan shoes too and that, in my mind, makes it a bit too traditional. Classic but, not very youthful.
Day 10 - Blue/White Seersucker Gingham Shirt (unblogged) - Normally, I'd say it's a bit early to break out the seersucker but, we've been doing a fair bit of work on the house so, I wanted to stay cool. Unfortunately, now that I know more about fit, I realize this shirt doesn't. We over-fitted the shirt all around and did not compensate for mobility. If I were to make this pattern again, I'd need to add pleats to the shoulders so I can comfortably move my arms and let out the bust area to prevent the ever-dreaded gaposis. By the way, Friday's theme was sewing or your creative space so, I shared a little peak into my new sewing room and at an upcoming project :)
Day 11 - Blue Seashell Sundress - I'm still pretty pleased with this dress and I'm sure it will continue to get regular wear. It's comfortable, I can wear a standard bra and it's fairly easy to accessorize (the busy print has me convinced minimal accessories are best). I love the nautical print but, we stopped in Brooks Brothers yesterday (where I did a bit of snoop-shopping for an upcoming project) and I was keenly aware that I was wearing quilting cotton. I'm sure no one else would have guessed but, I think I'll avoid quilting fabrics for any future dresses.
That's one full week down, three to go! Is anyone else off to a slow start?
Happy sewing! x