It’s ‘Murica time! I really thought I’d be short on clothes this week, but, uh, no. Turns out I have an awful lot of clothes!
It cracks me up how many of my American clothes are red, white and blue!
- 1 Grainline Scout knit tee
- 1 Grainline Hemlock tee
- 1 Grainline Morris blazer made of jegging fabric (made this month, but not blogged)
- 1 pair of Made with Moxie Prefontaine shorts
- 2 McCalls cardigans
- 2 Colette Myrtle dresses (I didn’t enjoy making the pattern work, but I like the finished dresses!)
- 4 Jamie Christine Mission Maxi tanks or dresses (plus my pjs are Mission Maxis, so I’ve got my money’s worth from the pattern!)
With that, another Me Made May is over! I found it pretty easy to dress within my chosen parameters (patterns from a different region each week), and I had plenty of clothes still unworn at the end… but after a few years of quite strict rules for myself I’m starting to wonder what it’s like to do MMM without any rules! Maybe next year I’ll focus more on styling or something, and just wear whatever I want? We’ll see!
I take all my pics at 7am before leaving for work, so I like to keep things easy… this year I hung 3m of cheap knit over a temporary curtain rod to use as a backdrop. It worked alright… but it threw off the white balance for my camera, and too many of my turquoise clothes camouflage right into the backdrop! Next time I might go for *gasp* plain white or maybe some polka dots like Almond Rock’s new wallpaper! We live in a really ugly 70’s apartment full of furniture and boxes of junk, so just out of shot I was surrounded by cat food, cat liter, stacks of chairs, a huge armchair, and a NordicTrack! Behind the fabric is a radiator, socket, and peeling linoleum. How photogenic!
My flags were made quickly at the start of each week out of whatever I could find in my sewing room… an old blue envelop a pattern came in, washi tape, paper, marker, and scraps of jersey. I think i got every flag equally wrong, so hopefully no one is offended!
I love looking back at old MMM posts to see what I was wearing that year… so here’s the complete roundup:
I have to say, I really love my me-made wardrobe! I don’t feel any guilt about wear RTW stuff, but most of my clothes through the year are me-made. My colour palette (aka my blog header) is pretty consistent, and older makes mix in well with the new. I do have a LOT of clothes though, enough that sewing more seems silly… but there’s always something new to try, isn’t there? Plus. obviously, I can never have too many versions of a favourite pattern!
I sewed quite a few new things this month, and did a bunch of alterations (usually morning off, usually not well planned!) but I’ll cover that in another post!
Happy MMM to everyone, and thanks to Zoe for organising it and to all of you for putting up with this long rambling post!