My first attempt at Me Made May was a bit of a success! I did miss a few days when I was sick in bed, and a few more days when I was away at Girl Scout Camp but managed to wear something handmade most days. The biggest challenge was getting a picture of myself and I honestly felt pretty uncomfortable taking so many pictures that focused on me but overall I think this was a useful exercise. I pulled some oldies but goodies out of the back of my closet and wore items that I wouldn’t normally wear that took me out of my clothing rut and reminded me why I sew- I do have some great pieces in my wardrobe that I should be proud of! My goal was to wear something handmade each day and to sew up one new item each weekend. The new items I made in May are (patterns in captions):
The rest of the month looked like this:
What I’ve learned:
- I need more basics tops and separates
- I need to figure out a better way to take photos- begging my kids to take my pictures on the front lawn isn’t the best plan
- This was really fun and boosted my confidence- it was rewarding to tell people and share what I was wearing each day!