Monday, 11 May 2015

Me Made May'15: Days 1-11

A quick post about Me Made May'15. Last year, my goal was to wear one me made garment everyday day. This year I've made the same goal. I probably could have upped my game this year and promised to wear two garments per day (as most days I do anyway), but I'd rather not have a month of morning freak outs about what to wear. Also, I'm sick of feeling guilty about not wanting to have a completely me made wardrobe. I love mixing my hand made items with old and new bought clothing and my opshopped pieces.

1) wear at least one item of hand made clothing each day for the duration of May 2015
2) Document my daily outfits on instagram and post a 3 round ups on this blog

Day 1 - Friday: Black merino long sleeve Renfrew top with spotted chambray Alder Shirtdress

Day 2: Liberty needle cord Moss mini skirt with modified Alder Shirt (not dress). A Grainline Studio kind of day.

Day 3: Marilla Walker Ilsley skirt with Megan Nielsen Maker Tee

Day 4: Black polka dotted Aline Libby Skirt and Iconic Patterns colour blocked Jackie coat

Day 5:  Black Simplicity 2154 Pussy Bow blouse with modified Vogue 1247 skirt. Not photographed: Colour blocked Jackie Coat

Day 6  Wednesday: Silk gathered skirt. This skirt is a little big in the waistband but fits well in winter over tights, singlet and a long sleeve.

Day 7 Thursday: Vogue 8901 dress over a black long sleeve Renfrew top with my colour blocked Jackie coat.

Day 8 Friday: Floral Papercut Patterns Rigel bomber jacket over my exercise gear.

Day 9 Saturday: Chambray Marilla Walker Ilsley skirt with my black Papercut Patterns Coppelia Cardy.

Day 10 Sunday: Liberty Grainline Studio Alder Shirtdress with my newly refashioned merino Bonnie Jumper.

Day 11 Monday: Teach me Fashion black knit Draped Skirt, K and L Geometry top, Simplicity 1419 Japanese cotton blazer and my colour blocked Jackie coat.

Reflections:  I wore 18 different me-made garments over the last 11 days. I need to sew some pants and iron some blouses. But, day to day, I love wearing skirts and dresses most. Coloured tights would make my outfits a bit more interesting, but I never feel comfortable in them. I would love to aim to sew one pair of pants by the end of the year.

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