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Me-Made-May 2017 Finale

Time to finish out Me-Made-May. It’s gone really well! I’m so much happier not taking photos in the morning and trying to find a photo where I’m not making a weird face. Fast and quick mmm17 shots peeps. Totally the way to go.

Day Sixteen & Seventeen:
16 & 17

  • B5526 Shirtdress
  • Butterfly Simplicity 1364 top and RTW pants

Day Eighteen & Nineteen:
18 & 19

  • B5526 black shirt, RTW speckled pants
  • Nerdy Colette Sorbetto, Jamie Jeans by Named Patterns

Day Twenty & Twenty-One:
20 & 21

  • Simone by Victory Patterns <– love this dress
  • Tie-dye maxi refashioned from a bunch of tie-dye shirts

Day Twenty-Two & Twenty-Three:
22 & 23

  • Colette Sorbetto in ITY Knit, RTW Sweater and Jeans
  • Simplicity 1364 blue sweater, B5613 geometric skirt (wish I had more of that fabric)

Day Twenty-Four & Twenty-Five:
24 & 25

  • Blackout Colette Sorbetto, Refashioned maxi dress to skirt
  • Animal print Simone by Victory Patterns

Day Twenty-Six & Twenty-Seven:
26 & 27

  • B5526 Blurple Shirt & RTW jeans
  • Franken-style Simplicity 1692  (BTW this starts the moment that I only took pics of my handmade items. I swore I wore pants in the rest of these)

Day Twenty-Eight & Twenty-Nine:
28 & 29

  • B5526 Blue “Bob Ross” shirt
  • Simplicity 1692 Granny Chic shirt

Day Thirty & Thirty-One:
30 & 31

  • Toaster Sweater with 3/4 sleeves
  • Briar Tee by Megan Nielsen. This one is actually for Project: Sew My Style so you’ll see a full post for it later this month

Entire Month in a Teeny Picture!

All Days
Reflection:

This was the best Me-Made-May! I didn’t feel panicked on what to wear every morning. Most days are me-made anymore so it didn’t seem like a strenuous activity.  Part of my “cool” attitude is the amount of clothes I’ve made over the past year. They’re all clothes I like to wear. I don’t feel “eh, whatevs, that’ll do” about them.

When I was first learning how to sew, I felt the need to produce quantity not quality. I think mostly I was trying to understand the whole clothes making process and understanding these crazy foreign words in the instructions of patterns. All in all ,I feel that I’m getting better at picking patterns that fit my style and personality. I’m learning how to make clothes fit properly and that I feel good in.

I’m happily making my way to my wardrobe being entirely me-made. I think this MMM17 really made that apparent  Woo-hoo! *happy dance* Did you participate in Me-Made-May? Do you plan on it in the future? What’s your favorite part of the process?

 

Me Made May ’16 Week 2 

Another week down and another assortment of me mades. I have one repeat this week but it’s accompanied by something new for the month. I have to say taking a pic a day starts to make me analyze my face and wonder why it makes the movements it does. That’s my nonchalant face? I look annoyed. My happy face is all squishy, where do my eyes go. Oh well. Self analyzing aside, behold! Week 2!

Day 8:

Safari Simone. Super comfy and soft. This was my second Simone. The first was a top and the second I decided to go the length. Eventually I’ll make another with the piping included on the placket. New challenges!

Day 9:

Butterfly blouse Simplicity 1364. This was part of Fail February. I couldn’t give up on the top. I pulled out the thick bias tape I made and replaced it with a light cotton I had in my stash. I did this for the arms and the neckline. It fixed the weird stiffness in the bands but the neckline was too big. I pulled the extra fabric in the front and measured it. The easiest way to fix it was to add a pleat. It did mean pulling the bias tape off in this section, cutting it down, adding the pleat and reattaching the tape. Totally worth it!

Day 10:


Teal maxi skirt unblogged. This guy was reworked a little recently. The waistband piece was stretched out and heading south on one side. It was lopsided. I ripped off the waist piece, evened it out and sewed it back on. I guess Me Made May is giving me a reason to fix some issues.

Day 11:


Workout capris. Excuse the head chop on this one. I had just got done exercising and it was gross. But everyone is rewarded with a Felix.

Day 12:


Little grey jacket and little grey Kat butt. Also, my blackout Sorbetto for a second time this month. I don’t wear this a lot. This is the same way I wear it every time. It makes it a little boring.

Day 13:


Hawaiian print shirt Simplicity 1106. Made this out of rayon blend. It’s soft and light on hot days. Plus it’s bright and has a crazy print that makes me happy.

Day 14:

Simone in skulls. Two Simones in one week. This was my first. The skull fabric came from NYC. It took me forever to decided what the perfect pattern would be to make this. I finally settled on the Simone and so happy I did. Felix again. Little camera hog.