The night before Me Made May began I actually dreamed about having nothing to wear and woke up feeling panicky about how I would meet my challenge. I have been sewing for nearly a year but I haven’t actually produced a huge number of things – and of the things I have sewn a couple didn’t work out and a couple don’t really fit me now… so definitely a challenge ahead to find things to wear without wearing my flouncy Archer everyday (love that shirt)
Helpfully I dreamed of what I could wear for the first day – my first Archer shirt – so I put it on, got some photos and uploaded to Flickr. I haven’t really joined many flickr groups to date – I have occasionally posted to groups for Colette or Grainline but the sites seemed quite static so it was a surprise to post onto the Me Made May flickr group and find so many photos being uploaded, people commenting on each others photos and giving really positive feedback – suddenly I felt as if I was part of a me-made party (maybe I need to get out more?) I have joined the instagram and pinterest groups as well and there are so many great outfits to see and ideas to store up!
Anyway – I pledged to wear me-made four times a week and this is what I have done so far – click on the images to read more
Finally – I made a whole new dress – I did have very sensible plans to focus on wardrobe basics this month (the other part of my challenge to myself) but then Sinbad and Sailor released their Hepworth dress and I absolutely had to drop everything and make it! A couple of lovely versions have already popped up at House of Pinheiro and Scruffy Badger Time. I printed it out on Saturday and got started immediately and by Monday afternoon it was ready to wear. More pictures to follow and probably at least one more version of it!
So – that was my first week of May and a new dress – let’s see how I get on next week! How are you getting on with your challenge?