Me Made May – Week One


I arrived a little too late to the party last Me Made May and certainly didn’t have enough wearable every day clothes in my handmade wardrobe to participate fully.

This year, however, I am embracing the challenge of wearing handmade clothes whenever possible throughout this month. When I first started sewing, I would make occasion wear and party dresses which hardly ever saw the light of day, but since last year, I have made an effort to make items that really are wearable in every day life.  This has also meant that I have spent hardly any money on ready to wear clothes.

The MMMay challenge has also inspired me to work on a few new outfits and finish some items that have been hanging around the sewing room for quite a while.  I seem to have spent every spare minute this week sewing and I can’t tell you how happy that has made me.

I have finished my cropped trousers, altered a couple of necklines to make things a bit more wearable and made a bag, my third moneta dress and my first ever pair of jeans!  The ginger jeans pattern by Close Case Files is really easy to follow and I am really happy with how they have turned out.  I just need to add the belt loops and rivets but it is late and both these activities require a hammer and I’m not too sure my neighbours would appreciate that right now!  More to follow on these soon.


MMMay has also meant that I have dusted off a few handmade items that I had almost forgotten about. There may have one or two trips to the fabric shop too for some new projects.


Week One has included the following me made items:

  • 1st May – I had to skip this day as I was staying in London for a meeting and had completely forgotten it was May already!
  • 2nd May – dove grey Moneta dress by Collette Patterns
  • 3rd May – strawberry Belcarra blouse by Sewaholic (which I even adjusted during the day as the neckline didn’t sit right)
  • 4th May – blue chambray Matilda blouse by Tilly and the Buttons (featuring pink satin bias binding and pink buttons)
  • 5th May – brown Zinnia skirt by Collette Patterns
  • 6th May – patterned Moneta dress by Collette Patterns (only made this week)
  • 7th May – white yoga pants – pattern by me!  I also have my handmade elephant bag in this picture.

Now, if only the weather would cheer up a bit, maybe some of my summer dresses will get an outing!

1 thought on “Me Made May – Week One

  1. I endeavour to wear a handcrafted, made with love, by me at least 3 days a week and to create at least 1 new garment a week for the duration of May 2017.

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