Me-Made May 2019, Week 2: Dresses!

Week 2 Dresses

After wearing pants all of the first week, this week my Me-Made May theme was dresses! And somehow, despite a wardrobe FULL of dresses (easily enough for a whole month) I made three new ones!


May 8th: A new dress! This is hack of my TNT Comino Cap dress, inspired by a friend’s dress on Instagram and a picture I’d pinned last year. I struggle more with anxiety and depression since my concussion, and this was a project that help put me in a better headspace when I was down. And of course, I wore it right away even though maxi dresses will get their own week at the end of the month.


9: I’ve been enjoying this Cashmerette dress with leggings and now with bare legs. The sweater is one of my all time favs, hacked from a Concord tee.


10: More Cashmerette! This Appleton is a few years old but still a goodie! Every time I wear it I think, “I need to make more of these!”


12: One of my first Burda dresses from last year, and a hot pink coatigan from 2015! This was Mother’s Day and it was a lot colder than it looks.


14: Look, I got dressed on the 13th but had a panic attack and went back to bed. So here we are at the 14th! Here’s another example of sewing myself happy – I bought this fabric (and the next one) on the weekend and sewed it up right away! This is a Cashmerette Montrose, and I’ll blog it in full soon!


15: I love pink! There needs to be more hot pink fabric in my life! This is a Groove dress with some hacks. I felt so happy all day in this dress!

So what have I learned from Dress Week? Mostly that it’s too cold for dresses. Also that I need to dig out all my legging shorts for wearing underneath. And… that’s about it!

I cannot believe we are halfway through the month! This week I’m wearing jumpsuits, and (you guessed it!) it’s pretty cold for jumpsuits. Come on, spring!

5 thoughts on “Me-Made May 2019, Week 2: Dresses!

  1. I’m sorry that you are struggling with your health. I wanted to let you know that your blog brings happiness to the sewing community! Your analytical style and bright colors are a great combination and I am regularly inspired by your posts. Thank you.


  2. Everything is so pretty! It’s been cold here too – and I live in a typically warm climate! Also, I hope you are feeling better soon. It sucks that the concussion is still causing you issues. I also struggled with anxiety and depression quite a bit when I was in grad school – it took me a long time to come to terms with that fact, and an even longer time to begin to feel better. It can still be a struggle sometimes, but finding things that keep you going (like sewing and the sewing community!) can be really great. It’s rough, but you aren’t alone, and you have a whole community of sewing friends who will definitely support you.


  3. Absolutely love the pink dress- is there any chance you could post the hacks you did- it looks so much better than the basic “groove dress” ! The gathered necklinem belt and ruffle suit you really well!


  4. You look great in all your creations. It’s good to be able to do something creative to help us through difficult days.


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