Last week I signed myself up to Me Made May 2019. Every year I take part I remember just how much I love sewing and wearing my own clothes. I’m such a geek that when I hang the washing on the line I put all the homemade clothes together. Over the last year this particular section of the washing line has grown significantly (for the whole family, not just me), and it makes me truly happy. Here is a round up of my Me Made May 2019 week 1.
Wednesday 1st May
I kicked off Me Made May 2019 with a Coco top I made last year. It’s such a versatile top – great to wear with jeans or under a pinafore. I realised once I started sewing regularly how much I am drawn to monotone prints. This is one of my favourites.
Thursday 2nd May
When I got dressed on Thursday morning, the sun was shining and spring was fully in the air. Which is why I reached for this Spoxxy Tank top. See the love of monotone?
By the end of the day, however, spring was very much not in the air so I had to add a non-me made cardigan. Brrrr.
Friday 3rd May
On Friday I wore my favourite Mortmain dress. I spectacularly failed to get a photo of me though, so you’ll have to see last year’s one here. The significant difference between 2019 and 2018 is that this year involved less birkenstocks and more boots and tights. COME ON SPRING!
Saturday 4th May
If you read my pledge last week, you’ll know I have challenged myself to wear an entirely me made outfit each week. Well, here is my first one.
The top is one of the first items of clothing I made myself – another Coco top. It’s about 5 years old now, and has been worn a lot. The dress is a Penelope Pinafore from Made by Jack’s Mum. It has become a staple of my wardrobe, and I really should make at least one more.
Sunday 5th May
I love a good Bank Holiday Sunday. This year we had a quiet day pottering around the house Getting Stuff Done. I spent some time sewing (always a good way to spend a Sunday) and pottering in the garden channelling Barbara from the Good Life. This top is a Kirsten Kimono Tee – a free pattern from Maria from Denmark if you subscribe to her newsletter.
I declare Me Made May 2019 week 1 a resounding success. I’m loving rediscovering clothes I’ve made that have got buried at the back of the wardrobe. I also have plans to add a couple of new garments by the end of the month. Before all that I have to do some birthday sewing for my about to be 9 year old.
I have used links to the pattern designer’s own pages throughout this post. I am not rewarded if you click them, I just like to share the love.