Reflecting on Me Made May

Another Me-Made-May #MMMay17 has finished and after photographing my outfits (and Paul’s) for a month I thought it would be a good time to reflect on how the month has been.

For those that don’t know Me-Made-Made is a challenge set by So Zo to encourage makers who sew/ knit/ upcycle garments to wear proudly wear their handmade wardrobe, especially during May!

Zoe encourages each participant to set a personal pledge. My challenge for MMM was a styling challenge. To try and wear more of my closet. Normally I reach for the same outfit combinations so this month I wanted to extend my outfit choices and put together new combinations. I took a daily outfit picture as a way to visually be able to see what I was wearing most and to identify gaps in my closet.

These were my looks for the month in order.

It’s quite interesting to see everything together! I wear a lot of neutral tones, adding bright pops of colour and prints. My most worn garments of the month were my Waver Jacket, Blackwoods cardigans, Astoria Sweaters, Inari dresses, and Salme Kimono silk tops. These pieces are great building blocks for my handmade wardrobe.

So what do I need going forward? I needed more skirts! I added a Nina Wrap skirt into my rotation and I’ve just bought fabric for a Named Pulmu skirt. I desperately need more pants and another pair of jeans would be ideal. Kirsten from Fifty Two Fancies and I are going to make the newly released pattern from Tessuti the Oslo Coat. I’m very excited about this and looking forward to making it with my sewing buddy.

We are still heading into winter so I’m sure I’ll find lots more things I need to make between now and then. I’m changing jobs in 3 weeks which may affect my sewing list.

I enjoyed participating in Me Made May this year. Thank you to everyone who liked or commented on my pictures on Instagram. I finished the month feeling very inspired I hope you did too!

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