I know we’re a couple of days into June now, but here’s the final weekly wrap-up for Me-Made-May. I succeeded in taking my daily photos, but I definitely crashed and burned on the looking nice everyday front. Since the first week, there have been several days that I didn’t even bother to do my hair and make-up. I’m a bit embarrassed, but life’s too short to care about such things too much. 😀
5/26 – Drywall dust and fiberglass
We worked on our house renovation most of the day, so I wasn’t about to wear any of my nice clothing to get sweaty, covered in dust and whatever else, and potential get holes in. I’m all about being honest with you guys, here. If I’m going to be working on the house all day, I’m not about to sport a dress, or even a nice shirt. Luckily, I had the reject Renfrew that I mentioned in my last post that I could wear.
Shirt: Renfrew reject
Shoes: New Balance Trail Shoes
5/27 – Summery Knit Dress
Dress: self-drafted knit dress
Shoes: Mudd t-strap wedges
5/28 – Red Polka Dots
This is my favorite causal day dress. It’s very lightweight, so it keeps me cool during the hot and humid months. It shrunk a bit, but it actually fits better now.
Dress: thrift store dress refashion
Shoes: Mossimo white slip-ons
5/29 – Pink and Navy
5/30 – Spur-of-the-moment Sightseeing
Sometimes, I’ll stop at random historic sights and buildings in the area I live in. We won’t be living here too long, so I may as well enjoy all the history around us while we’re here.
Dress: unblogged, refashioned dress
Shoes: black Rainbow sandals
5/31 Outfit 1 -Kickboxing in Polka Dots
5/31 Ouftit 2 – All Done!
This is undoubtedly the worst picture of the month, if not my life, so I left it small. Haha! I forgot to take a picture until it got pretty late, and hubby and I were in the middle of a project. I took a quick break from mixing some concrete to squeeze my last photo in. At least I wiped the dirt of my limbs. 😀
Shirt: unblogged, reconstructed thrifted shirt
Shorts: basic black shorts w/ no zipper
I’m glad that I participated this year, but I am ecstatic to be done taking pictures of myself everyday.
So, how did I do? Well, this was my pledge for the month:
I, Becca, of Creative Notions, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavor to wear a different handmade garment every day for the duration of May 2013. I also pledge to sew at least two new garments and two activewear garments.
I wore a handmade garment everyday, without any outfit repeats. Everything I wore was me-made, aside from cardigans and jeans. I did wear my jeans a couple of days, which made me realize that I really need to experiment with making a pair myself. I realized that most of my spring and summer wardrobe is made by me. However, if I tried this challenge in fall or winter, I would have mostly repeats.
I more than met my sewing goal, too. I made 8 new items, several of which have not been posted yet. MMM gave me the boost I needed to be productive.
–Purple chevron Renfrew
–Floral Miette & blue Renfrew
–Summery knit dress
–Kelly Skirt & navy Renfrew
-Pink & white striped sweetheart top (to-be-blogged, pictured on 5/29)
-Reconstructed plaid dress (to-be-blogged, pictured on 5/30)
–Black & white peter pan collar dress (technically, I only get partial credit for this one, since I only finished it during May)
–lacy tie neck dress (I really finished this dress just before May, so it doesn’t count. However, I posted about it in May, so I figured I’d include it.)
I also completed two new activewear items, but I haven’t blogged about them yet. One of them is pictured under 5/31 outfit 1. It’s an exercise top with a built-in bra, seaming details and a little bow in the back. The second item is a pair of shorts made from vintage, orange polka dot fabric. I’m also working on a third activewear item. A pair of capris with scalloped pockets and scalloped hems.
Thank you, Zoe, for hosting Me-Made-May again this year. It was fun to finally take part this year, but I think what I enjoyed most was seeing all the participants’ wardrobes. I have far too much inspiration swimming around in my head now, though. 8->