Unfortunately, on day one I attended a funeral. I have no witty or funny commentary about this, wore my Simplicity peplum top.
Day two and Monday is back. I know it’s cliché to complain about Monday’s, but honestly, they are such a fucking bummer. I wore my first By Hand London Kim dress, because it was actually not freezing that day. Ohio is not doing me any favors, weather wise.
On day three I wore a Sewaholic Saltspring dress because it’s seriously comfortable and seriously spring-y. Also looked 12 years old, apparently. Angles are weird.
For day four I wore one of my favorite makes, McCall’s 6696. It’s got it’s problems (the back is too poofy, that button placket drives me bonkers), but it’s well sewn. It’s also my first attempt at stripe matching and I don’t think I did too horribly.
Day five and I wore a comfy knit anchor print dress. I don’t wear a ton of knits, but I love this dress. That fabric is the best knit fabric I’ve ever used. Maybe it’s too much red with the cardigan and the lipstick, but I just don’t care.
Day six was a bit of a sneak peek. I wore an unblogged Gertie pencil skirt, which I swear I’ll post about soon. I have two more waiting to bed worn!
It was fucking freezing on day seven. I had planned to wear a tank, but Ohio wasn’t having it. So I wore another Sewaholic Granville out to drinks. This weather is bullshit.
How are you doing with Me-Made-May? I’m starting to realize I’ve made way more items than I thought!
Week two of Me-Made-May is over, and I’m starting to feel weird about all the selfies. I’ve posted them before, of course, but man, this feels like an overload!! Next year, I’ll have to think of a better way to do it. Also, I promised some new garments last week. Unfortunately, my family suffered a loss last week, and I was in no mood to do blog photos. But soon, I really do promise!
We started the week with me attempting to fix the lawnmower. For such an activity, I wanted to wear something comfortable that I wasn’t in love with. Enter my sweet sweet mom jeans. The pattern is a Gertie for Butterick, and is clearly NOT the pattern for me!
Next, we’re back to another Monday. Blargh. Switched it up and did my first me-made-May car selfie. I wore my well beloved chambray shirt dress, but man, it was way too cold for it.
For day three, I tried to prepare for cold weather by wearing my favorite flannel. I was burning up all fucking day. I gotta start looking at the weather before I leave the house.
Day four was a Wednesday and I decided to wear something fun, like a dogs in bowties. Very fun, very comfy.
On day five, I missed work. I got a call from the momma, while I was getting dressed, saying that I needed to come the hospital immediately. Snapped a quick picture, the Audrey Hepburn skirt was the closest thing, so that’s what I wore.
Day six and I had burrito plans with some friends. This Octopus dress is one of my all time favorite makes, and I had a good hair day, so you even go to see my face. You can decide for yourself if that’s terrible or not.
Saturday, day seven, brought one helluva hangover. Feeling lazy and slovenly, I donned some self drafted, unblogged pajamas pants. While I still had no problem wearing me-made clothes everyday, Saturday did shine a glaring light on my lack of casual clothing. Looking at my makes, I clearly love fun dresses, and while I do tend to wear those, I don’t think it would hurt to stitch up a few comfy tees.
We’re already one week into Me-Made-May!!! I’ve been doing daily posts on Instagram, but I wanted to do a weekly post here, with links to the garment posts, in case any of you were curious about the patterns. Fellow sewists, I’ve really enjoyed seeing what you’ve made! Non-sewist friends, please stay with me through this month of selfies, I promise it will go away. A bit of warning: these pictures are not very good. You’re going to see a lot of low grade mirror selfies, and for that I’m sort of sorry. But let’s be honest, there was no fucking way I was going to do a photo shoot every morning.
Day one was a Sunday, which means ultra casual for me! Sundays are my only day off, so I really try to relax and enjoy them. On this particular day, I had to take a foster dog to the vet, so real clothes were necessary. I opted for my Gertie Wrap Top, high waisted jeans, and my favorite black chucks.
Day two brought us the Monday blahs. As much as I like my job, and I really do, Mondays are always a struggle. In an attempt to counteract that, I wore my fun bat blouse, pencil skirt, and tights. For work, I try to cover up all my tattoos, so expect to see long sleeves even if it’s 90 degrees!
On day three, I was completely exhausted. I’m a girl who needs a full 8 hours (or more) of sleep every night, and the night before I had only gotten three. THREE!!! So day three was a bit sloppy, with a messy pony, my Morris Blazer muslin, a plain tee, and some Dickie’s. Blargh.
For day four, I decided to give everyone a break from looking at my goofy mug. My lovely dress form is modeling a RTW red cardigan and my cherry print Colette Lily dress. A bit of a school teacher/librarian look, and I’m more than fine with that.
On day five I felt like being a little festive. I had lunch plans with some coworkers, so something fun and festive was in order. What could be more fun than my 30th birthday dress, the Gertie shelf bust dress, with a RTW cardigan and my standard black tights. No one can be sad is a sateen circle skirt!
Day six was casual Friday, and my wardrobe selection definitely reflected that. A sparkly gray sweater cardigan, black tank, and my beloved Levi’s were cozy enough for the shitty gloomy weather we’ve been having in Ohio. Really hoping for sunnier weather, but expect to see flannels soon.
Day seven and it’s finally Saturday!! During the daytime hours on Saturdays, I work at doggie adoption events and also have a second job doing admin work. But at night, I get to wear what I want. For this one I went to my favorite bar, the Drink Tavern, and I wore my refashioned Drink Tavern shirt (duh), an old band hoodie, Levi’s, and chucks. Pretty standard look for me, though my tee is usually not me-made.
I’ve always been a big fan of wearing things I’ve made, so this week didn’t seem like much of a challenge or anything out of the ordinary. Though you will probably see one of these cardigans/blazers again, I’m trying to pair them with a handmade different garment, wearing a new me-made item everyday. It will be interesting to see if it still doesn’t feel like a challenge by week four! Hopefully I’ve haven’t bombarded you all with too many selfies, new garments are coming later this week! Happy sewing 🙂