This Me Made May has been really eye-opening. The last few years have been a breeze coming up with handmade looks but this year I noticed quite a few gaps and many of my makes I just didn’t want to wear. My taste and style has shifted in the last year now that the kids are in school and I’m back working. I want to look chic and stylish on my days off. My hippy mama looks just don’t cut it anymore.
I’ll be rethinking my silhouettes and fabrics and hopefully refashioning what isn’t working in my closet. My favorite pieces were my newest makes for work, clean lines and neutral colors. I have a good selection of fall pieces but need a few more basics for summer.I decided to cut back and just post to Instagram this year and it really took all the self-imposed pressure off. I setup my balcony for my daily pics and kept everything simple this go around.
Here’s what I wore in May:
Day 1 Marilyn Dress
Day 2 RTW Stripe Tee + Gray Wrap Culottes
Day 3 Odgen Cami + Embroidered Denim
Day 4 Navy Tank + Rust Culottes
Day 5 Colfax Dress
Day 6 Unblogged Odgen Cami + White Morgan Jeans
Day 7 Unblogged Watson Bikini
Day 8 White Morgan’s (RTW Blouse)
Day 9 Denim Culottes (RTW Tee)
Day 10 Bias Tank + Embroidered Denim
Day 11 Ikat Skater Dress
Day 12 Lekala tank (I’ll be blogging about this make soon!) + White Holly Pants
Day 13 My 11th Wedding Anniversary! Unblogged M5400 Bikini
Day 14 Mother’s Day! Unblogged Odgen Cami (refashion of this skirt) + Denim Culottes
Day 15 Unblogged tank + Carolyn PJ shorts
Day 17 Unblogged Tee + Wrap Skirt
Day 18 Shape Shape Blouse + Shorts( refashioned from these pants)
Day 20 Lemon Drop Maxi
Day 21 AK Tank + Rust Culottes
Day 22 Unblogged White Tee + Apron Skirt
Day 23 Skater UPF Dress
Day 24 Unblogged Tee + Carolyn PJ Pants
Day 25 Tiny Pocket Tank + Unblogged Holly Hack Shorts
Day 26 Odgen Cami + Embroidered Denim
Day 27 Onion Skin Dyed Holly Hawthorn Dress
Day 28 Odgen Cami + B5504 Capri’s
Day 29 Repeat Outfit-Lekala Tank and White Holly’s
Day 30 Dolman Tee + White Morgans
Me Made May really helps me to mix and match my makes in new ways. I only had one repeat outfit and that was by choice since I wanted to show it to my mom while we were visiting!
Some other insights: I’m sewing much more than I’m blogging. The free time I have is so much less now that I’m back working that I want to sew whenever I get a chance. I have quite a few makes I wore this month that were either simple basics or pieces I just haven’t had the time to blog about. Hopefully with the summer off I’ll get a chance to share more. Just 3 more days until the kids are out of school! Thanks to Zoe for hosting MMM again! Back soon with some new makes!
What a gorgeous collection! And you’re right, a shift in your style. Now your look stylish every day! Outstanding collection of colors and cuts, and superb craftsmanship. Marvelous May!