Me Made May Week One Thoughts

This year I’m participating in Me Made May again!

I did it in 2011, 2012, and 2013, but not last year.

This year has been fun for me, since I can fit into some things I haven’t worn in awhile. Middle age weight gain was creeping up on me and I could barely squeeze into a lot of my Me Mades from my earlier handmade wardrobe making days. In three years, I had put on ten pounds. But I’ve changed my eating habits and have been doing a lot more weight training as well as playing tennis a couple times a week, so I’m feeling good in my clothes again. No sugar, no grains, and no cheese or dairy except a little half and half in my coffee. Kind of boring, but it works.

Also, I noticed that my sewing taste has changed. When I started blogging I was making a lot of dresses. I think everyone does that, right? Then I got into making more casual and even boring things, like knit t shirts, and then my boho phase from last year. And now I don’t know. I’m all over the place when it comes to style, and there is no way I could ever do one of those capsule wardrobes. I guess it’s the costumer in me, but you never know when you might need a fringed leather jacket or a pair of paisley print pants! One thing I know is I love prints!

may4Weekend day in Batik shorts from McCall’s 6756. Post here.

Hanging around in a tunic from Indian fabric from the Delhi store, an etsy shop, and Simplicity 1461.

IMG_0185A church day in a dress I made from some fabric district cotton and a fifties pattern back in 2011.me2Going to the school play in a stretch gingham sheath from another fifties pattern from 2012. From Butterick 6582, original post here.

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  1. says

    I’m eclectic in my sewing like you. The variety you’ve shown in this first week is impressive!

  2. says

    You have made some lovely clothes. I love patterned fabric too, but now I’m having to buy some plains too (which seems quite boring!), so I will have a completely me made wardrobe.

  3. says

    Love seeing what you make! I am still learning my style though I really want to be in dressea probably because I haven’t been able to wear them for two years (pregnancy and nursing).