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Made Me May: Halfway Done

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This is the first year in all my years of sewing I'd actually attempted and completed MeMadeMay. I did have two days where I didn't wear anything handmade, but that's mostly because I was barfing in pajamas- so I feel like that's an acceptable lapse. 

What I've Worn So Far

1) Patterns for Pirates Relaxed Fit Raglan 2) Patterns For Pirates Free Spirit Tank 3)Patterns for Pirates Favorite Tee 4) Patterns For Pirates Favorite Tee, Lengthened 5) Patterns For Pirates Everyday Elegance Top

1) Patterns for Pirates Relaxed Fit Raglan 2) Patterns For Pirates Free Spirit Tank 3)Patterns for Pirates Favorite Tee 4) Patterns For Pirates Favorite Tee, Lengthened 5) Patterns For Pirates Everyday Elegance Top

6)Patterns for Pirates Favorite Tee 7) Patterns for Pirates Grandpa Cardigan 8) Sick Day 9) True Bias Colefax Dress 10) Patterns For Pirates Favorite Tee (Lengthed)

6)Patterns for Pirates Favorite Tee 7) Patterns for Pirates Grandpa Cardigan 8) Sick Day 9) True Bias Colefax Dress 10) Patterns For Pirates Favorite Tee (Lengthed)

11) Sew Over It Betty Dress 12)Sick again 13) Patterns For Pirates Cocoon Cardigan 14) Made For Mermaids Sommer Dress 15) Patterns for Pirates Cocoon Cardigan and Fancy Tiger Crafts Fen Dress

11) Sew Over It Betty Dress 12)Sick again 13) Patterns For Pirates Cocoon Cardigan 14) Made For Mermaids Sommer Dress 15) Patterns for Pirates Cocoon Cardigan and Fancy Tiger Crafts Fen Dress

16) True Bias Roscoe Blouse 17) Patterns for pirates Cocoon Cardigan, Peglegs, and Free Spirit Tank

16) True Bias Roscoe Blouse 17) Patterns for pirates Cocoon Cardigan, Peglegs, and Free Spirit Tank

What I've Learned So Far

I think the biggest thing I've noticed is that I rarely wear any bottoms that are handmade, besides leggings. In my everyday life I'm wearing a lot of jeans. I do have a couple jeans patterns, but love the Jessica Simpson denim options, and swear by them on my body. I could probably work a few more skirts in there too. I actually have a few handmade options there, but they're all a bit fussy for my day to day. 

I sewed up the cocoon cardigan during this month, and have been relying heavily on it. Same goes for my favorite tee makes. They're comfortable and easy to wear. They also don't look to schleppy. The only piece that I've worn this month, and haven't loved is the Roscoe Blouse. When I made it I should have lengthened it a good deal, and as is the silhouette doesn't really work on my body. That's going on my giveaway pile for sure. 

Color wise I seem to only want to wear neutrals, with the occasional pop of red, blue or yellow. Looking at my fabric stash you couldn't tell that though. I think accepting my color tastes and not buying fabric just because it's beautiful will help me in the long run. I also feel a fabric stash purge coming on. 

I'm interested to see where I'll be at the end of this month. I'm actually surprised I've made it this far, even with my couple repeats and sick days. I don't think I'd realized how much of a wardrobe I've hand sewn up until now. I think by the end of the month I'll have a pretty awesome idea of where I need to focus my sewing efforts, and what I actually want to wear in my daily life. 

Anyone else learning anything cool during this #memademay

 

♥ Paige

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