Guys, I can’t believe it– Me-Made-May is over! It went by so quickly! Let me just show you my last few outfits– super boring, as you’ve seen them all already…
dress: The Mello Yello dress (truthfully, tried to wear this for Man Friend’s birthday party, but it was just TOO FREAKIN’ HOT… I think I changed clothes twice because I could. not. stop. sweating.)
top: Pink Nightmare PJ top (which you’ve already seen about 50 times)
shorts: American Eagle
top: Brooklyn Industries
skirt: Baby’s First Ginger
top: Strawberry Sorbetto (I tried DESPERATELY to finish a new top in time for the last day, but… it ended up being a totally loco day, so no dice).
location: a natural dye workshop at the Etsy labs in Brooklyn (more on that later!). That’s the Manhattan Bridge you’re seeing out the window.
I really loved Me-Made-May. I’ve sat on the sidelines and watched more experienced makers have fun with these months before, but I was so glad I could finally participate! It was nice to have the impetus to ACTUALLY WEAR what I make on a regular basis! That said, I just really don’t have enough me-made items to sustain the experiment, even though I only committed to three days a week. There were a couple of me-made items that didn’t see the light of day this month (because they were for cooler weather or were too fancy for everyday wear), but I did manage to drag out a couple of things that I haven’t really worn much.
Like many of you, I found some big ol’ whopping holes in my wardrobe– casual separates and dresses. I’m a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal, but I don’t find myself making casual items very often. I’m going to make an effort to include that sort of thing in my to-do queue. I think I’m often an aspirational sewist– I sew for an imaginary me that’s a lot more ladylike and glamorous than I really am (this trait shouldn’t surprise me too much– after cleaning out my pantry the other day, I realized how much of an aspirational food shopper I am… I’m always vowing to “turn over a new leaf” and so I’ll buy things like spelt because “I’m totally gonna eat SOOOOOO healthy from now until forever!”). So yeah– I’m changing up my sewing plans a little to orient them more around Actual Me instead of Fancy Pretend Me.
How about you guys? Any fun MMM revelations? I’ve had so much fun reading your blogs this month and seeing your MMM posts! Thank you so much to Zoe for organizing! I know we’ll have so much fun next year!
Oh, one quick thing– I was really surprised and excited to find out that my blog was selected for a “Best of the Web” style round up this week at Become.com! I tried to select a super professional-looking photo for them, but I look a bit dead-eyed in it. Whoops!