Fashion Sewing

Me Made May Week One

May 7, 2014

At the beginning of May I decided to sign up to do Me Made May, a challenge for people who make their own clothes to wear more of their creations. Most people decide to wear something they’ve made themselves every day in May, however having struggled with the challenge last year I decided to pledge to wear home-made clothes 3 days a week throughout the month.

My Pledge…

‘I, Catherine, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear something I’ve made myself 3 times a week for the duration of May 2014’

The first week didn’t start off all that well as I mostly stayed in, wearing giant t-shirts and leggings and generally being slummy. But since I’ve finished quite a few skirts recently it was great to give a couple of them a wear this week as well as a dress I’ve not worn for ages.

I’m a bit obsessed with these gathered skirts and have managed to make 4 in the last couple of weeks, so it was great to give this green gingham one it’s first wear on our trip to Brighton.

This is a dress I made last year from a vintage sheet I’d bought in a charity shop. I’ve managed to forget all about it and not worn it since August. It’s definitely going to get a few more wears this spring.

I finished this skirt yesterday, and I absolutely love the novelty watermelon print. This one is going to get a lot of wears this spring and summer.

I’m going to attempt to wear 4 home-made items next week as I have completed so many sewing projects recently. So if the weather stays nice hopefully there’ll be plenty more home-made outfits on the blog this time next week.

Do you make your own clothes? How often do you wear them?

Thank you to Fay and Rob for taking my pictures for me. xxx

  • Reply
    Vicky Brearley
    May 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Three fab creations! Love the second dress but would be happy to own all three! x

  • Reply
    mrsfoxfinery
    May 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Well done for all your hard work. I am in love with the dress, it’s wonderful fabric and goes really well with your hair.

  • Reply
    Fay
    May 8, 2014 at 7:50 am

    They all look fabulous hunny and that watermelon skirt is AMAZING xxx

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