If you’re not familiar with Me Made May, let me explain! It was started by Zoe of So, Zo as a challenge “to encourage people who make their own clothes to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe. “ Each participant sets their own goals for the month of May but many choose to wear a handmade item each day during the month and document it on Instagram. This challenge has grown exponentially over the last few years and is now something much of the sewing community participates in.
This was my first year participating and my pledge was to wear my handmade items more during May and to fill in gaps in my Spring and Summer wardrobe with fabric and patterns I already own.
So how did I do on my pledge?
Pretty good, I think! I made 2 out of 3 planned tops for me and a dress for a my daughter, and have several more skirts for my daughter just waiting to be sewn. I was able to wear some handmade items several days each week and had fun styling them with the ready to wear clothes I already own.
The white top is the Pattern for Pirates favorites tee, made with a modal that seemed quite see through. It was also my first V-neck and I’m happy with how it turned out! It has a few puckers on the front that I should have fixed but thought the shirt might be too thin to wear at all, so I didn’t take the time to fix it. With the right bra on, it’s actually not as bad as I thought! The lemon tank is the Pattern for Pirates Everyday Tank. These tops helped to fill in my wardrobe gap of basic tops.
Check out my Me Made May 2019 Instagram Story to see all the items I wore during the month!