Wow – I don’t know about all of you, but I’m glad Me Made May is over!! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy wearing my handmade clothes, but there’s some days when I don’t feel like dressing up (like the days I work from home) and I can’t stand taking selfies every day.
This year was the hardest challenge yet, since I pledged that I would wear something handmade for each day of the entire month. The first half of the month went really smoothly, but it wasn’t until week three when I started thinking uuuuggghhh I just want to wear my RTW clothes.
After trying so hard to wear something new every day, I gave up and did quite a few repeats – my two Papercut Patterns sweatshirts got the most wear, since it was such a cold May. I found some new ways to wear garments I didn’t wear a whole lot before, fixed up some ones that just needed a little TLC, and wore me-made pants for the first time!! I definitely have some new favorite outfit combinations now with my me-made items.
Here’s what I learned this year:
- Need to make more garments for my lower half! Especially pants – but I’m working on that
- Not everything I make needs to be so dressy. I got the most wear out of my two most casual pieces
- Jackets – I love love love wearing them with my sneakers and jeans for work
- And to go with those jackets, how about some cute tanks and shells?
Hooray, we did it!! Until next year, Me Made May…
How was your Me Made May?