The point was achieved though. I made it through the month wearing a me-made garment every single day. It was quite easy actually, though I certainly have a handful of go-to garments that were in the rotation quite regularly.
1) I had to cycle across town in the rain to go to a concert. I didn't want to get road grime/mud splattered up the back of one of my pretty homemade dresses from my bicycle tire. So, I changed into an old dark grey knit skirt and t-shirt which are my skirt-wearer's equivalent of sweatpants for the trip.
2) I rode home from work and got totally drenched (have I mentioned its been raining every afternoon for more than a week!) and so after a shower I decided that since I'd already worn a me-made to work that day I could finally try that dress my dad bought me for my birthday. I'd wanted to wear it since the moment I got it, but since my birthday happens to fall right smack in the middle of Me-Made-May (and it was a decidedly store bought dress) I had to be patient. It was just as awesome as I thought it would be though.
3) I went to a wedding on the 29th. I wore my me-made to work and changed for the wedding since none of my me-mades are particularly fancy enough for a wedding. I did have to mend the dress I wore to the wedding though so it still required my sewing skills to come up with my outfit for that occasion.
|This dress, made of a durable canvas material, is a fantastic addition to the wardrobe. Just what I needed for all my camping adventures. I finished it in April--just in time for Me-Made-May AND camping season!|
1) I need a couple super-comfy dresses. I like a fitted dress, in general. I find them flattering and almost always comfy and practical for my active lifestyle. However, there were a couple of points over the month where I, again, wanted the skirt/dress wearer's equivalent of sweatpants. I should make a couple of those--something along the line of a loose sundress made of knit. I do have a knit dress very, very close to completion, but I've stalled on it for whatever reason. I did put a few seams together on it last night though. This need for increase comfy knits was actually part of my assessment from Me-Made-May 2014, too. The problem is that I don't buy fabric--except used--and knit doesn't come along this ways all too often. I might actually have to go spend that Jo Ann Fabric gift card....
2) I should try to make a "fancy-wear" dress or two. Originally, I'd made the black dress as a semi-dressy one--when paired with the right shoes, jewelry, etc. Its made of a slinky, glossy sort of material that seemed like it would be perfect for such a use. As it turns out though that dress is cursed and it quickly became a camping-and-gardening dress instead of a regular-every-day-work dress, let alone a fancy one.
3) I've never made any tops. I'd like to try that out this year maybe.