Me Made May ’15 – Week One

Initially, I was unsure about participating in Me Made May this year. My reasoning for this is that I didn’t have as many sewn items as I wanted to. For example, I wanted to make a dress. But, my last dress was Simplicity 2444. Even though I did not meet my craft goals, I still decided to challenge myself to wear my handmade items the entire month. On the bright side of things, I definitely have more sewn items than last year. So after much debate with myself, I decided to give it a go. I am glad that I did.

Day 1 (Friday) – I kept things pretty simple and just wore my Beulah cardigan over a black dress and black leggings. This was my first knit cardigan and it is still a favorite.

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Day 2 (Saturday) – This was one of the most relaxing days. My final exams and final papers were complete. I had no other obligations. So, I just relaxed, Netflixed (not a real word), and knitted. Of course, I went out to eat. Zinnia is my go-to cozy and relaxed cardigan. This was the first skirt I ever made. It has no lining, so it is for hot weather alone. It is self-drafted and I used this tutorial.

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Day 3 (Sunday) – I went to church and wore my favorite cardigan, which is Hetty.

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Day 4 (Monday) – I had to go to work on this day. I am wearing my Chevron  crochet cardigan with my self-drafted owl skirt.

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Day 5 (Tuesday) – This was another work day. After work, I attended the opening of a new exhibit at the Museum of Durham History. So, this outfit worked for both places. The skirt is Simplicity 2512.

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Day 6 (Wednesday) – This was my first time wearing my Henriette cardigan, which I was pretty excited about. I am wearing my favorite handmade dress, which is Simplicity 2444. I really, really, really want to make another. I just can’t seem to find the time.

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Day 7 (Thursday) – This is what I am wearing today. This is another work day and I went for super bright colors to perk me up. The cardigan is Miette and the skirt is self-drafted.

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That’s it for week one. I’ll see you next week…

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21 thoughts on “Me Made May ’15 – Week One

  1. You and your style are truly inspiring and refreshing! You are making me want to participate next year. So I better get crackin on making some spring/summer items! 😊

  2. Bah! I LOVE your Thursday outfit!!! You look so adorable- perfect way to brighten up a day 🙂 Was there a particular tutorial you used for the skirt?

  3. I love your style. It is fabulous. And I love that you work so many handmade items into your wardrobe and still keep it fresh and beautiful.

    • IKR! I didn’t think it was much, but I had to stop comparing it to other handmade wardrobes. I am still happy that I have more than last year. So, this time next year who knows how much it will grow?

  4. I was looking up a phrase on Google and happened upon your blog. You have such a beautiful style. Every outfit was gorgeous. One starts to give up hope when they see what passes for fashion these days but you’ve restored my faith. So lovely.

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