Me made May

Just a few months late! This year I participated in Me Made May which is now rather big in the sewing community. Its a challenge about wearing items that you have made yourself. A way of improving your relationship with stuff you’ve made and to actually wear it! Its up to you how far you want to go with your challenge. I choose to try and wear something I had made every day for the month of May. The challenge is hosted by Zoe from her fabulous blog sozowhatdoyouknow

Flowery silk blouse. i think this originated as a colette sorbetto!

Flowery silk blouse. i think this originated as a colette sorbetto!

Pink silk top. Pattern is Wiksten Tank top

Pink silk top. Pattern is Wiksten Tank top

Firstly it made me get on with my ironing! I had to think about getting dressed a bit more than usual, jeans were worn less! I feel that I succeeded in my challenge in that I did wear something handmade every day. I actually discovered that I have amassed quite a few me made garments. There was one day when I really wanted to wear a ready to wear a denim dress that I had bought so i did and put on some handmade earrings instead to make me feel like i wasn’t going to fail my challenge. Ive added a few photos of some of my handmade clothes that got posted on instagram. My instagram account!
Having dressed myself for a whole month in hand sewn clothes has encouraged me continue in this effort. Most days now i will wear something hand made and it feels good!

Plantain pattern by Deer and Doe. love this t-shirt

Plantain pattern by Deer and Doe. love this t-shirt

Pattern by deer and doe, my grey spotty Sureau

Pattern by deer and doe, my grey spotty Sureau

Bit of sewing occured in May. First pair of shorts! Also wearing loose silk top which I love.

Bit of sewing occurred in May. First pair of shorts! also wearing loose silk top which I love.

Blue silk polka dot top!

Blue silk polka dot top!

Sureau, Pattern by Deer and Doe in Pink Liberty fabric. It was sunny in May!

Sureau, Pattern by Deer and Doe in Pink Liberty fabric.
It was sunny in May!

2 thoughts on “Me made May

  1. Pilar

    Hi Louise!
    I’ve been reading your blog and it’s really great!! I love to see all your makes, and I am especially in love with your pink Sureau dress, I think I may add it to my list!
    Well done for taking part in MeMadeMay, I did try but I failed a few days into the challenge 🙁 hopefully next year I’ll be more committed to it now that I understand how Instagram works.
    I encourage you to carry on blogging, from what I’ve seen sewers love reading and seeing what other people create when looking for ideas and inspiration.
    I’ve heard Carcassonne is a beautiful town but I’m afraid I’ve never been! I’ve travelled quite a bit around the South of France, but closer to the Pyrenees.
    Keep the good work up with the blog!! I will be following your progress!
    Best,
    Pilar

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    1. louise Post author

      Thank you so much for your comment, its very encouraging for me. I need to get over my shyness a bit and get out there and share my makes more! Loving your posts on Instagram!

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