My self-set challenge was to wear 4 me-made garments a week. Within the first week it developed into an evaluation of my me-made items, what I should cull, and what I want to make in the future.
I have neither the energy nor the resources to take a photo of myself every day
With different schedules, I don't see my boyfriend in the daylight and am too embarrassed to ask a coworker to take photos of me. Fingers crossed Paunnet does a tutorial on how to be so amazing with a self-timer (p.s. go check out her MMM photos--that girl is so stylish).
I'm more likely to wear things that are better made
Oh my, how far I've come from the girl who didn't get the fuss over seam finishes.
For a girl who's not that into floral dresses, I make a lot of floral dresses
This was a big lesson: I gravitate towards making garments I don't particularly love wearing. The best way I can think of combating this is by getting inspiration from things I want to wear, not things that look phenomenal on other people. How do you plan your garments?
I need more pants & winter items
Just because I didn't wear it, doesn't mean I don't love it
May in Australia is late Autumn, so things like my Kate Dress which are on constant rotation in spring in summer, weren't worn at all.
l-r top: the navy marie / the lady in red dress / the mod violet
l-r bottom: the cotton fest skirt / the betty in wonderland dress / the welcome spring dress
Not pictured: the bubble butt clovers
Garments that have easily fixed issues (e.g., a faulty zip) and, with a little effort, will be totally wearable
l-r: the end of the world skirt / the smug yellow bricks dress / the meh blouse / the marc jacobs skirt
Grey wool pants, geographic print pants, jeans, chinos
What can I say? I'm a pants lady. I've nearly perfected the fit of my Colette Clovers (it's taking some serious tweaking and time!) and am expecting to go pant cray-cray in the very near future.
Button up shirts
Crisp, white shirts go perfect with the crazy patterned pants that I love so much. I've recently purchased Pam's Craftsy class, on making the perfect tailored shirt, so let's hope I have some beautiful creations for MMM 14!
Stretchy 3/4 sleeve pull-over shirts
Is there anything easier than a classic fitting top? I think it's time to get on Sewaholic's renfrew train.
Blazers & jumpers
Oooooh, this will be a fun project!
Participating in Me-Made-May 2013 was a fantastic reality check of where my me-made wardrobe currently stands and where I want it to go. The main discoveries are that I don't sew things I want to wear (which is kind of bizarre), I have a few gaps which can be easily filled with stretch shirts & pants, and I now recognise how important a well made garment is to wearing it later.
Oh man, enough self-indulgent typing. This girl needs to sew!