It’s official. Me Made May 2015 is over. No more daily pictures of myself. Phewf. First up, here’s what I wore for the remaining couple of days in the month.
Friday, May 29, working on campus in my black and white Moneta dress. One of my professors asked me if I was dressed up to celebrate it being Friday. In reality, I just wanted to be comfortable, and nothing beats a knit dress.
Saturday, May 30, spent running errands and relaxing, like any good Saturday, in my blue plantain.
Sunday, May 31, spent hanging out with foster puppies in my teal floral plantain and Banana Republic shorts.
I successfully completed one of my two goals for the month. I wore something me-made every day, but did not manage to wear a completely me-made outfit every week. It was just too much of a hassle to come up with a combination that was 1) layered enough for my everyday life of moving in and out of buildings, 2) 100% made by me, and 3) at least somewhat coordinated. I gave up on that goal pretty early in, and didn’t feel guilty about it.
Of the garments I made and wore this month, I wore dresses more than any other type of garment. That’s really no surprise, as I tend to wear dresses quite a bit. Following dresses, skirts and tops were tied, each composing 21% of the me-made items I wore this month. A number of garments were repeated at least over the month, but there were just three garments that I repeated more than two times: my short-sleeved pink Julia Cardigan, and my blue Go Anywhere Dress were each worn three times. My floral scarf took the cake though, and was worn five times. A blogpost on it should be posted later this week.
A few me-made garments never got worn. There are also some that got worn, but that I didn’t feel super comfortable in. These have moved on to a giveaway pile. I plan to offer them up to my mom and a similarly-sized friend before donating them, but either way they’ll have new homes soon.
On the sewing front, I learned that I wear my clothes made from independent patterns way more than my big 4 clothes. That may just be a manifestation of the large proportion of my clothes made from independent patterns, but I think they also tend to fit better.
So, I think that just about does it! Participating this year was much easier than last year. I have more clothes to choose from, and my lifestyle is more casual, so more of then are appropriate more days of the week. I really look forward to Me Made May every year, and this month didn’t disappoint!