08 May 2013

Made Me May 2013

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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:

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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!

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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?

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