Sunday, 31 May 2015

Me Made May '15 Summary

So the last day in May brings about the close of MMM'15 this year. It's my third year running, and I have to say I'm fairly consistent in my inability to maintain the documentation. Taking outfit photo's every day is evidently just not my bag.

One thing I've found this year is I'm able to rely on handmade wardrobe staples most days without much thought whatsoever which is pretty nice. I'm going to focus on minimising my high street purchases by concentrating on making up a few more wearable jersey basics (I have some fabric waiting in the wings). My three trusty 'go-to' outfits are below.

'Kelly' Skirt by Megan Nielsen
'Datura' blouse by Deer & Doe
Self drafted collared 'Wally' tunic
In terms of fulfilling my pledge I've succeeded in achieving what I set out to. A handmade item at least 5 of 7 days plus adding an additional 2 garments to my handmade wardrobe (though if you don't include the pants then my playsuit isn't technically finished as the hems need hand stitching!). I promise I'll get round to posting the details for both asap (naughty lazy lady).

I think this may be my last year of participation as much like a few others I'm now at a point where I'm looking to focus on handmade garments in my every day life anyway ...plus I just hate having my picture taken! It is a lovely opportunity to see what everyone else has been working on though.

If you've taken part this year (or previously) I'd be interested to know your thoughts. Now onwards to wedding-outfit-making!

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  1. This sounds like such a great challenge, I'll have to look out for it next year. And your handmade items look really good and so wearable daily too.

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    1. Thank you! I know it's quite boring -some folk are of the opinion that if you're going to take the trouble to hand make something then make it stand out but I have to say, the more reserved I am the more frequently they make it out into the world! Perhaps I need to be a little more adventurous :)

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