It’s Me Made May and I’m loving seeing what everyone is wearing daily on Instagram! This time of year always helps me get out of the rut of wearing the same looks over and over.
My Me Made May Challenge:
To wear handmade outfits every day this May with no repeats! I have a lot more handmade clothing this time around (my 6th year participating). My main challenge is mixing and matching my makes and seeing where the holes are in my wardrobe.
My focus for May is remaking what’s not working in my wardrobe and getting all that pesky mending out of the way. Because my clothing is a bit older now much of it needs a bit of TLC to keep it wearable. I’ve dug into my refashion stash and am trying to use what I already have on hand.
This dress is a very happy accident! My friend Ellie in ASG gifted me this fabric she wasn’t using. There was one largish piece and two cut out legging pieces of this vibrant floral. Playing around with this bold print was so much fun! I tend to be much more creative and think outside the box with gifted and refashioned fabric. It’s much easier to take a risk with fabric you haven’t paid an arm and a leg for.
All the Details:
Lady Skater dress from Kitschy Coo
Mystery poly knit blend
I’ve made quite a few skater’s in the past so I know the fit is really good at this point. You can see my earlier versions here, here, and here. Some very creative angled piecing made this look possible. The skirt was cut from the main fabric piece and the bodice was pieced together with what was left. I used a CF seam on the front and many seams on the back. I also left it sleeveless cutting out bands to finish the neck and arm with the last scraps of fabric. Very little waste on this project. I just love the finished result! It’s fun and super comfy.
Today I’m working on refashioning a lovely blue twill skirt I made into a dress. I hadn’t been wearing it much since it’s a bit dressy and really full. Yesterday flipping through Pinterest I saw a check print dress with a similar skirt shape which will look fab! I’m making a muslin of the bodice today (a Holly Jumpsuit variation) leaving off the sleeves and widening the neckline.
*Fingers crossed* I’ll wear it on Monday for our LUCKY 13th Anniversary, on the 13th. Vic & I purposely picked Friday the 13th since we knew we’d never forget the date…it worked! We’re planning on a morning round of golf (with me enjoying the cart ride) and then lunch out while the kids are at school.
Hope you all are having an amazing Me Made May! Happy Sewing!
P.S.- follow me on Instagram to see my daily looks! @SewPomona