Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May
Dressing Gown: Gather's Buchanan Gown. Made: 2017
Lots of wear of my beloved Buchanan gown was had during the days I was unwell. Along with RTW PJ's. I really should bust out some of my precious Liberty Lawn prints and make some beautiful PJ's shouldn't I?
Wednesday 22nd May
Top: Merchant and Mills Camber Set Top. Made: 2018
Necklace: Astronomers hand necklace, Tatty Devine sample sale 2019
Watch: White G Shock
Surely my most worn top of the month! I love this top in black rayon although the french seams at the neckline are fraying (just like my ikat print version) so a little mending is in order!
Thursday 23rd May
Dress: Sew Over It Zoe dress. Made: 2018
Necklace: Gold moon Tatty Devine
I really like the relaxed yet 'put-together' vibe of this dress. The bonus was it was made with a length of fabric I got at a fabric swap so it was free!
Friday 24th May
Top: Camber Set Top. Made: 2018
Shoes: Paul Smith green loafers
Watch: Olive green G Shock
Yipee! The end of the term, although you can see in my stance a look of pure exhaustion! I think the Merchant and Mills Camber Set top is definitely the winner in terms of value for money and most reached-for garment this Me-Made-May!
Saturday 25th May and Sunday 26th May
Sweatshirt: Grainline Linden. Made: 2017
Shorts: Abercrombie and Fitch
Watch: Olive green G Shock
I spent an amazing day exploring the beautiful setting of Fountains Abbey in Ripon, North Yorkshire with my brother, sister-in-law and two nephews. My Linden kept the chill off as it was sunny but very windy and cool in the shade.
Tuesday 28th May and Wednesday 29th May
Boilersuit: 1980's original 'Faithful' brand decorated with me-made DIY paint splats
Top: Gap t-shirt from the 1990s with matching DIY design features
This very practical retro boilersuit puts me right into the insta-frenzy zone of cool? No?
I teamed the boilersuit with many old RTW t-shirts and spent my week in the loft sorting out cable trays and insulation. Oh, the glamour!
Thursday 30th May
Top: Grainline Scout tee. Made: 2016
Shorts: Peak Performance
Trainers: New Balance
This super soft double gauze fabric was gifted to me by my friend Sophie who lives in Hong Kong. It's a perfect top to wear when the weather is humid or hot. I met Alex from My Creative Experiments at Liberty's to see their Art and Crafts exhibition which has some beautiful pieces from their archives. My favourite thing item was a gorgeous petrol blue / green tile based on William Morris motifs.
Friday 31st May
Dress: By Hand London Flora. Made: 2016
Sweatshirt: Anthropologie sale, 2019
I spent the morning at the Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light exhibition at the National Gallery which was gorgeous. The canvases are so large and fill each room with beautiful imagery and joyful, carefree atmosphere. I would recommend a visit to the show as I genuinely felt like I had taken a mini break in the sun-dappled coast of Spain afterwards!
I rarely wear my Flora dress because it is more of a 'party' outfit due to the high-low hemline. As it was a little overcast I wore it with my new spotty sweatshirt which made it appear more casual. I really enjoyed the 'swing'-iness of the full skirt.
Overall, I didn't wear as many skirts or dresses during Me Made May this year due to the rather damp and cool weather (which seems to be continuing!). I say this every year. I need to make more solid coloured tops AND more trousers as these are my staple 'work-uniform' items. I have some ideas in the pipeline and will update you when I have things to share.