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I decided to participate in Made Me May this year for a couple of reasons:
First, I think it will greatly help me to assess any holes in my current wardrobe (especially since I am in the process of creating a new work wardrobe).
Second, it will give me the chance to show off some of the clothes I have made over the years, and even review a few of the patterns I have used.
I rely so heavily on other pattern reviews before making decisions - it is only fair to give back! This year I pledged to wear self-made clothes at least 5 days a week for the month of May.
So without further ado, my first week of MMM'13:
May 1: self-drafted silk top, self-altered skirt (it used to be a dress). I am pretty sure this is my new favorite blouse pattern. Raglan sleeves, pleated neckline, no darts. A very quick sew!
May 2: Butterick 5559 in a mustard cotton knit. This pattern really looks complicated (and it does take a while to transfer the markings for the pleats), but it actually sewed up pretty quickly. I had it complete in an afternoon. It is a bit short for me, so I only wear this dress with leggings.
May 3: self-drafted purple knit dress. the bodice and skirt are made of jersey and the waistband uses a rib-knit.
And that is the beginning of May! We were doing a lot of painting and gardening over the weekend, so I didn't try to wear any me-made clothes on May 4th or 5th. But I will have plenty more to share soon! Are you participating in Made Me May?