First off, let me admit that I completely gave up on my “Something old, something new” pledge by the end of the month. It got really hot, and I just wanted to wear clothes that I love!
May 22: Suki Kimono from Tribute Month 2017 and a Santa Fe tank from who-knows-when.
I love this Suki kimono hack! The fabric has a very subtle metallic sheen, which makes it extra fun.
May 23: Comino Cap dress from last June!
May 24: One of my favourite dresses of all time, my Oona-inspired Tribute Month cocoon dress from last August!
May 26: Jorna dress, worn much more than I’d expect in the year since I made it!
May 27: Long weekend vibes in this combo of knit TNTs from 2015!
May 29: Back to work in my Sewing Life Cocoon Dress from this spring!
May 30: I promised myself I’d wear this Upton maxi in wax print before the end of the month! I shortened it an inch in the morning, and that helped made it more wearable.
May 31: Groove dress! Another pattern that has really grown on my – I wore three version during MMMay, and I’m considering sewing a 4th!
So, what did I learn from my 7th Me-Made May?
Nothing earth-shattering, but here’s goes anyway:
- I wore a print every single day.
- More than half my outfits feature polyester ITY knit. I love the prints, drape, and how it lasts for years and years.
- At least a quarter of my outfits feature rayon knit, which is my most favourite fabric.. but it’s hard to find in good prints!
- Only 5 things are woven, and three of those are stretch woven pants.
- I love sewing and wearing cardigans. Most of these outfits featured a cardi at some point in the day!
- I think the older thing I wore was from 2015. Before that, I was smaller and not as knits-obsessed!
I gave my sister Anne a large IKEA stuffed with things I no longer wear, and she took some for herself and passed some on to friends. I gave away some stuff I really loved… but had to face facts that someone else might love and wear them more than me!
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#mmmay18 – That is 29 days of posts featuring clothes made by @gilliancrafts and / or me or (in one case) @psychpsten. 31 days in May, but one day (the day Kodak passed away) I couldn't deal with pictures, and one day I had to wear a branded tee for work. Otherwise, I pretty much wore what I would usually wear, which says a lot about the amount of handmade goodness in my closet! I see I repeated one dress, but otherwise, no dresses or tops are repeats; some of the pants do show up a few times. I am a lucky girl to have such bounty in my wardrobe and such a generous sewist in my life! #sewcialistslovemmmay
Anne was an amazing model of my sewing and her own knitting (plus some of her own sewing – she’s good when she wants to be!) – you can see everything she wore on her Instagram. It was especially cool for me to see her wearing lots of Tiramisu dresses and other things that I made 4 or 5 years ago. They look great on her, which is proof not to discount an older pattern!
Some of my older makes also showed up in a Sewcialists post when my friend Kim inherited them via Anne! She looks so great in this Hummingbird skirt I haven’t fit for YEARS, and this Comino cap that was one of my favourites for years.
I have to admit, I struggle with the concept of sustainable sewing… but seeing my past projects still be worn by someone 5 years later, I feel less guilty about sewing prolifically. I love my wardrobe, and I enjoy recording it every Me-Made May!