Me Made May Days 1-2

I’ve always wanted to participate in Me Made May, but wearing at least one piece of handmade clothing everyday during a warmer month seemed kind of impossible. Although I wear handmade clothing everyday in the winter, I don’t make myself warm-weather pieces very often. On Twitter I was muttering about how I need to sew more, and I added up how many handmade garments I had that you could wear on a warm day. I’ve got 3 cotton skirts, 1 cotton dress, 3 wool short sleeved pullover sweaters, 1 wool cardigan with short sleeves, 2 cotton cardigans, and 2 knit crop tops. That’s 12 pieces, 5 of which I made in the past year, and I started to wonder if maybe I could manage Me Made May this year. Even if the weather stays warm and I can’t wear any of my cozier pieces, which is unlikely because this is Seattle, 12 pieces is enough that it will be a manageable challenge. It should be fun, and it will get me to wear separates more often and shake up my dress + cardigan routine. I’ll be doing daily outfit updates on Instagram and occasional posts of them here.

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It’s been bizarrely warm for the beginning of May, so my crop tops seemed like a good choices. Yesterday I wore my yellow and orange crop top with a midi skirt I found at the thrift store. Today I’m wearing my red crop top with an old pencil skirt from H&M and a store-bought cotton cardigan that used to belong my mom. Are you participating in Me Made May? Do you have makes garments for every season of the year?

6 Responses to “Me Made May Days 1-2”

  1. Constance says:

    I am participating in MMM14 but, I have the same dilemma. I don’t own many handmade warm weather garments. And since Zo mentioned using this challenge to finish up things, I am going to make my yellow skirt that I had put off for about 2 months (So, technically I am adding something in the mix.) I do plan on wearing some of my wool cardigans but, I don’t think I am going to add any knit pullovers into the mix (too suffocating). The majority of the time I am in really cold environments so I wear my lightweight cardis year round. I have 10 cardigans, 2 skirts, 3 crochet pullovers, 1 hat, 4 crochet collars, 2 crochet bibs, and miscellaneous accessories.

    This is a great challenge for helping me realize where I am lacking in my wardrobe. Hopefully, next year I will have more items to add.

    • Andi says:

      I agree that it’s a great way to figure out what’s missing from a wardrobe. I really don’t make myself enough summer stuff either.

      I’m looking forward to seeing all of your outfits. I love you style.

  2. Oh man, I am wishing I had those crop tops right now! It’s in the 90s in San Luis Obispo and I’m melting!

  3. Julia Bobbin says:

    You are a total MINX! You should wear crop-tops every day.

  4. Carmen says:

    I’ve never heard of Me Made May! But I don’t nearly have enough garments to wear, although I am finishing up three knitted tee’s at the moment.. Maybe next year. The crop tops look great!

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