Ladies and gents, we have a tie.
The two me-made garments that got the most wear this May were (drumroll):
My Scout tee made from a men's button-up shirt (I wore it three times):
And my self-drafted silk bomber jacket, which I also wore on three occasions (you can't see it in the far right photo, but trust me, it's there):
The only reason I didn't wear that jacket more was weather-related. There were many days in May that were too hot, while others were too rainy (somebody told me once that silk gets spotty in the rain).
While I didn't find it a serious challenge to wear me-made all month, I did find it a wardrobe workout for the fact that I was showing the world what self-sewn garments I was wearing. Normally, I would wear the same self-drafted hoodie five days a week, which would technically qualify me for a successful Me Made May. But, knowing that the world (OK, 150 Instagram followers) was watching made me want to dig a little deeper into my drawers for those me-mades that don't get as much wear.
I made a number of new items in May to help flesh out my me-made wardrobe:
Pictured above are: two pairs of Hudson Pants, a pair of self-drafted leggings, two Double-layer Camis by Salme Patterns, a Scout tee and a Dixie DIY Summer Concert Tee. Though that's a lot of items for one month, as you can see all of them are casual and none of them is complicated. I think that's a result of both wanting to add some easy-to-wear items to my me-made wardrobe and that fact that I felt like garbage for much of May, thanks to allergies. So I wasn't feeling very ambitious (and I couldn't take much disappointment beyond the daily wear of itchy, sticky eyes and constant congestion).
Much of my handmade wardrobe is self-drafted, but the commercial and indie patterns I wore in May include: the Minoru Jacket, the Scout tee, the Tiny Pocket Tank, the Short-Sleeved Kimono Dress, McCall's 6404 leggings, McCall's 3341 A-line skirt, Salme Patterns' Double-Layer Camisole, True Bias' yet-to-be-released Hudson Pants, and Dixie DIY's Summer Concert Tee.
The really interesting thing about documenting this all on Instagram was seeing which way I parted my hair throughout the month (evenly split; My haircut is ambidextrous).
My June sewing plans involve some swimsuit experimentation (for my daughter) and a dress (for me).
What about you? Swearing off selfies forever now after Me Made May? Happily wearing your ready-to-wear? What are the gaps you want to fill in your handmade wardrobe?