Let’s dive in!
May 15: Altered RTW pants and a Santa Fe top I made last summer. My feet were bugging me so I”m wearing particularly orthotic shoes! 😛
May 16: Another Santa Fe! I liked this pattern a lot last summer but packed them all away for winter… I’m happy that they are back in rotation and I still like the style! The cardigan in RTW, and the pants are Ginger Jeans made with some great stretch twill from a shop in Toronto. Why is it so hard to find bright colours of stretch twill, people? (Oh, and my camera wasn’t focusing properly, and I didn’t notice!)
May 17: More summer clothes making it back into rotation as the weather improved this week! (OK, it was still bloody cold some days!) This Groove dress is a favourite from last year – although I was surprised when I put it on how much slimmer the a-line shape is than an Ebony dress!
May 18: Sallie jumpsuit with RTW cardigan! I got several compliments on the jumpsuit from co-workers… and a Syrian refugee girl I work with said, “I like your pyjamas!” A+ for using a sentence and the vocab you know, girl, but I promise it’s real clothing!
May 19: This weeks new make! Since the Comino Cap pattern was the star of my outfits for the first two weeks of MMM, I decided to make a classic version. Except then I lengthened the skirt, added a cut out, and decided on the fly to add ties… so I guess it’s a hack after all!
May 23: For some reason, I love this outfit! I picked the sweater up second hand on the weekend after my new dress reminded me how much I enjoy wearing cobalt blue. The tank is a heavily-modified Itch To Stitch Lago tank, which I pattern tested (I didn’t like how it was designed to fit in the larger sizes, so I won’t be blogging about it!) Jeans are RTW that I altered this winter.
May 24: The weather got cold and miserable, so I dressed in layers with another recently-thrifted cardigan, Espresso leggings, and Concord t-shirt dress!
May 25: Remember I said it got cold and miserable? Check out the gust of wind in the first pic – I just had to keep it in! It was a lot harder to take nice blog pics on overcast days. This outfit is my newest pair of Cone Denim Ginger Jeans, a Concord tee, and a Concord cardigan! Gotta love those TNTs!
May 29: Back to warm weather! This is another new dress, made with deep stash fabric! Why did I wait so long to sew this up? The bodice is a lined Jalie tank, and the skirt is the Sallie from Closet Case Files. As I drove to work, I realised I had a retirement dinner to attend that night – and my first thought was, “Well, at least I look good!”
May 30: Speaking of looking good, I felt great in this Cashmerette Washington hack all day… but I’m not sure the pictures agree? Maybe if I pulled down the centre front waist… Hmm. Oh well! The cardigan is RTW and gets worn so much that it’s sprouting holes! I need to colour match this grey and recreate it!
May 31: I couldn’t let MMM end without wearing one of my favourite dresses! This was from my first round of projects for Cali Fabrics last year (as was that floral striped Concord a few outfits back), and I feel happy every time I wear it! The bodice is a Comino Cap, and the skirt is another Sallie maxi. Cardigan is RTW.
PHEW! That’s a lot of pictures to look through, so congrats if you stuck through it!
I tracked my outfits using a Google form, and here’s how it played out:
- I wore MM loungewear (aka pyjamas) for 9 days. I chose not to dress up just to take a picture – this is real life, folks!
- On days when I did get properly dressed, I always wore Me-Made bras and underwear. I’m going to keep sewing some more and get rid of the old RTW!
- I wore RTW cardigans 14 days out of the month – I find cardigans easy to thrift and they last for years!
- I wore dresses 13 days, and pants 9 times. That’s very seasonal-dependent, I think – it finally got warm enough to wear bare legs, so the second half of the month was all about the summer dresses!
- I’m glad I took proper pics with my DSLR. By the end of the month, I could bang out close, medium, and full-length poses in about 10 shots and under a minute. It ended up being faster than asking my husband to take a picture each day!
I learned that I love cobalt blue and fuschia purple, and need more of both in my life. I felt a lack of me-made lightweight summer sweaters, so that is a gap to fill. I made a bunch of new garments, and got caught taking pictures by my neighbours at least 5 times!
Overall, I love my wardrobe! These are the outfits I wear to work, but also what I want to wear on the weekend if I’m leaving the house. (I love pyjamas, what can I say?) My goal this Me-Made May was to capture what I really enjoy wearing everyday, and I feel like I’ve succeeded in that.
Next, I’ll back back with a post about using MMM pics to prompt a colour palette – but you knew that was going to happen, right? CLOTHES! COLOURS! RAINBOWS! It’s my happy place. Thanks for coming along for the ride!