If you were to look back through my blog posts, you would notice that in previous years I have failed to complete my Me Made May posts. I have always completed the challenge, just not written about them. Not so this year. I am here to share what I wore for Me Made May 2021 week four (and a day), and thereby feel better about myself as a person.
Monday 24th May
Thanks to the weather being rubbish I have yet to wear some of my summer clothes. Fingers crossed for the last week of May. Today my chicken cuppa tee made another appearance, covered by a cardigan. Obvs.
I made this Bertha cardigan from Make it Simple during last year’s Me Made May. It isn’t worn nearly as much as it should be. I promise to wear it more in the next twelve months.
Thursday 27th May
For my second fully me made outfit I wore my trusty chunky cord Penelope Pinafore with a cactus Kirsten kimono tee. You can tell I wasn’t entirely trusting the sunshine to stay as I also wore tights and boots.
Friday 28th May
I was right. Today I decided to cheer myself up and ignore all the rain by wearing my bright yellow zebra driftwood dolman. It mostly worked.
We went visiting family today. Our nephews are big superhero fans, so it seemed appropriate to wear my superman Penelope pinafore. I made this from an old duvet cover a couple of years ago as part of a British Heart Foundation challenge. I also had a trusty pair of peg legs on.
Monday 31st May
The sun finally came out for the end of Me Made May. For my final, fully me made outfit, I wore my apron dress and a stardust tank top.
I officially declare Me Made May 2021 week four (and a day) a success. This also means that I have achieved my goal for the month.
I can’t thank Zoe enough for running Me Made May each year. I love being challenged to wear more of my handmade clothes. Each year I find things that I had forgotten I made, and gaps in my wardrobe that I need to fill. When I first started playing along six years ago I had just a handful of me made items. To be wearing three fully me made outfits each week would have seemed impossible back then. One day I aspire to have an entirely me made wardrobe. Until then, I will keep challenging myself to make and wear more of my own clothes.