Saturday, 6 June 2015

Me-Made-May 2015 final week

My second year of participating in Me-Made-May hosted by the lovely Zoe was so much easier because I had a wider range of me-made clothing to choose from.
I pledged to wear me-made clothing and accessories from Monday to Friday again as I am still finishing the renovation of my house and knew I would be wearing the same painted DIY clothes most weekends. Having said that I did manage to squeeze in a few me-made outfits on the odd weekend when popping out of the house.

Before I conclude my 'findings', this is what I wore for the final week of May.

Day 23
Top: American Apparel
Skirt: Marilla Walker Ilsley skirt - me-made 2015
Scarf: Marimekko
Jacket: Levis
Shoes: Vans
Day 24
Top: American Apparel
Skirt: Warhol Dolores Pocket skirt - me-made 2015
Shoes: Birkenstock
Day 26
Top: Gap
Dress: Simplicity 9620 - me-made 2014
Leggings: Abercrombie and Fitch
Shoes: Vans
Day 27
Dress: Blue vintage dress - me-mended 2014
Shoes: Vans
Day 28
Top: Uniqlo t-shirt (Jonathan Adler collaboration)
Skirt: Colette Ginger skirt - me-made 2013
Leggings: Warehouse
Necklace: Marimekko
Shoes: Paul Smith purple Dante brogues
Day 29
Dress: Dixie DIY Bonnell - me-made 2015
Day 30
Top: 1970's vintage
Skirt: Marilla Walker Ilsley skirt - me-made 2015
Shoes: Birkenstock
My colourful final Me-Made-May 2015 collage.

I don't think it needs spelling out but I will anyway; I love separates!
As you can see from the above collage I have a wide range of black and white OR solid colour separates interspersed with a generous sprinkling of colourful abstract prints.

Seven new makes
I managed to make lots of new items in April and May that broadened my selection of me-made choices this year; Liberty Simplicity 1634 top, self-drafted tree skirt, Colette Laurel top, Colette Spotty Sorbetto top, Liesl & Co Everyday skirt, Warhol Dolores Pocket skirt and Dixie DIY Bonnell dress.

Conclusions and challenges
I enjoyed it much more this year as I have been honing my me-made wardrobe since MMM 2014, but there is still work to be done. I mentioned in my concluding comments last year that I needed to make some trousers - looks like this will be something I need to address before next MMM! I would also like to bust more of my fabric stash, actually make some of the dresses from my embarrassingly extensive collection of patterns , make a button up shirt and maybe some shorts. 

Favourite thing
My favourite aspect of taking part in MMM is the sense of camaraderie and friendship from other sewing bloggers. I loved the daily scroll through the Flcker group and instagram photos as well as discovering some awesome new blogs to read.
I have now added the following amazing sewers to my ever-expanding blog roll:

I am already looking forward to Me-Made-May 2016 and I hope that I will have met some of my sewing ambitions during the rest of the year.


  1. Separates are so easy to throw together in the morning and the combinations are limitless. Excellent review. I have found new blogs to follow too, always good to get more inspiration.

    1. I agree Louise. Finding new sewing blogs is always good in my book!
      I really enjoyed keeping up with your me-made wardrobe too.

  2. That's a great collection of me-mades! Glad to hear you enjoyed the month.

    1. Thanks Alex. Yes, my me-made wardrobe is beginning to take shape.

  3. I really enjoyed seeing you in your outfits everyday! :) And I am very glad to have found your blog! :) Thank you so much for mentioning me! How nice of you :) and thank you for all of your nice comments and for the inspiration! :)

    1. My pleasure. You have certainly inspired me to branch out of my separates obsession - I have plans for a dress in the pipeline.