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.
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?
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