Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Me-Made-May 2015

For the last couple of years I have watched from afar as sewers took part in the Me-Made-May challenge. This year I decided to take the plunge and promise to wear at least one piece of me-made clothing every day throughout the month of May. The challenge was started by the talented Zoe of 'So Zo...What do you know?' . I have decided not to photograph each outfit every day as my homemade wardrobe is still somewhat limited and there will be many repeats throughout the month. So far I have worn the following items quite a lot!

The second picture is a simple little top made from the Learn to Sew with Lauren book and she very helpfully showed how to do a full bust adjustment on her blog, Guthrie & Ghani. This was something I've wanted to try for a while and it was surprisingly straightforward. It was very satisfying to have darts in the right place and not to have to go up a size to ensure a good fit around the bust.

So, 12 days in and I've managed to find something homemade to wear every day but it has made me realise where the gaps are in my homemade wardrobe - solid colours, trousers and cardigans (must knit faster!). I did finish one pair of trousers but they won't be making an appearance outside of the house and certainly not in front of the camera! Let's just say I'm still seeking the perfect trouser pattern!