It’s the end of Me Made May. It was interesting documenting this month since I was back and forth between my new home in Plantation and staying with my parents in Estero to finish out Nigel’s school year. Less than a week to go now! I tried not to stress this year with taking pics and got into a nice flow documenting the day by the last two weeks. The best part of documenting was seeing how much my handmade wardrobe has grown and how versatile it’s become.
I didn’t wear quite a few pieces- some were out of season and some I realized I just don’t like. Like the coral vintage dress I finished last month. Not sure if it’s the color or the silhouette but I just didn’t want to wear it out. Time to refashion- maybe into a skirt? I always come up with a nice remake pile by the end of the month. I love all the outfit combos I came up with plus a lot of older pieces were mended or refashioned as I went along.
What I’m really stunned by- I had no outfit repeats for the entire month! Everything in my wardrobe is really getting much more cohesive. I’m glad it’s in a nice place right now since after the summer I’ll most likely start working again when the kids will both be in school. I won’t have the sewing time for myself that I’ve enjoyed as a SAHM. Not sure yet what I’ll do. I may start my business or maybe look for a job locally-maybe a fabric store? The kids get out at 2pm next year which really limits things.
So here’s what I wore the last week:
MMM Day 23:
Anne Klein V1382 top I mended with stripe bias edges and like 10x better now and Marcy Tilton V8499 pants.
MMM Day 24:
Back at the Naples Botanical Gardens in a dress that I didn’t actually sew. It’s a wrap dress from Boden that I’ve had for 10+ years. I used shibori dye with indigo to alter it. Worn with a me-made slip and Grainline Stowe Bag for my knitting.
MMM Day 25:
Grainline Tiny Pocket Tank and Indigo dyed jeans. One of my regular outfits.
MMM Day 26:
White Linen Blouse (Shape Shape) + Marcy Tilton V8499 Pants. We saw a beautiful beach sunset with my husbands family (visiting from the UK, Wyoming and CO). Plus new prescription sunglasses from eyebuydirect. Love them :)
MMM Day 27:
Polka Dot Parade- Friday Theme. Spring cleaning the apartment today in a self drafted raglan top and Carolyn PJ Shorts (unblogged.) The start of a wonderful long weekend in Plantation. Nigel had his checkup and is all better from his bout of pneumonia-what a relief!
MMM Day 28:
In my hand-dyed SBCC Lemon Drop that I modified to a maxi dress. This rainy day was spent at Sawgrass Mills Mall with the family.
MMM Day 29:
Wearing my navy midi dress. I love being comfy at home and worn with flip flops this dress is perfectly casual-one of my husbands favs. I also wore a new bikini and rashguard to the pool but can’t share yet -pattern testing :).
MMM Day 30:
Memorial Day- Wearing a Shape Shape Outfit, one of my oldest makes, recently mended with new buttons and redyed a few months ago. Sleeveless Scarf Blouse and Flared wave Skirt.
Last Day of MMM! Day 31:
Wearing a fav Grainline tiny pocket tee made from my daughter’s baby wrap and the first jeans I made that were just mended with some simple sashiko stitches and linen patches.
And here’s what I wore all month long!
Hope you had an amazing Me Made May too! Happy Sewing!
I’m glad to hear your son is better! I really like the tank with the bias edges and triangle fabric. The Tiny Pocket tanks are great too. I was always interested in that pattern, but haven’t tried it. Good job with MMMay! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much Lisa! I like that tank top so much better since changing the facing to that striped binding. You should definitely give that Tiny pocket tank a try. I know mine get a ton of wear, a real wardrobe staple. :)
You make Florida look Great! That’s how we roll!
Thanks Mom! :)