The image above shows the me-mades I wore during Me Made May (which is the same as saying the entirety of the me-made section of my wardrobe). I’m pretty pleased with the showing given that one year ago during May 2013 my me-made clothing consisted only of one Sorbetto and one vintage dress. I’d say that’s not too bad sewing for one year – it meant I had enough clothes to wear one handmade item everyday during May, something that was impossible last year. With that in mind I’m hoping by May next year to up my game during Me Made May and wear no RTW at all – we’ll see how things go.
Taking part in MMM has shown me that I actually have a fairly balanced handmade wardrobe – there’s an ok mixture of dresses, tops and skirts. However, I actually wear dresses a lot – my casual RTW dresses get tons of wear – so I think I need to make a few more dresses this year (can’t complain about that;)).
The days I found most difficult during MMM were the working from home / lazing in the house days as I don’t have many very casual me mades. Easily corrected by making up a few tees and some comfy trousers (although I’m definitely prioritising new dresses over house clothes!)
I really enjoyed participating in MMM for the first time this year. It made getting dressed interesting, made me dig some unloved makes out of the wardrobe and realise that actually they look fine, and inspired me to wear all of my me mades, not just my favourites.