Monday, June 04, 2012

Me Made May: The End

My Me-Made-May petered out at the end. I forgot that I had a work conference the final week and i'd be working insane hours. I did the best I could but I had a few failures.

Day 29:
Me Made May Day 29
flutter sleeve cardigan
anthro inspired blouse
jalie jeans
new balance minimus

i finally found my summer wardrobe so i have endless me-mades that i never even whipped out for the challenge. i did do a big wardrobe purge, and i got rid of a ton of clothes that i haven't worn in years. the flutter sleeve cardigan was given a brief reprieve but i think it's destined for the donation box as well. it just isn't very flattering and the waist is too tight.

Day 30:
Me Made May Day 30

butterick top
jalie cargos
bass sandals

i like this top a lot but i rarely wear it because the fabric is super crappy cheap-o rayon jersey from joanns. i've gotten nicer stuff from them before but this particular fabric is very sheer and static-y. i should remake the top someday.

Day 31:
PHOTO FAIL

purple racerback dress
white refashioned cardi from day 21
new lucky emmie flats that are exactly the same as the red ones but black

i was at work from 7:30 in the morning until 10:00 at night. there was no way I was getting a picture of this one.

What did I learn from this challenge (other than that i still hate taking daily photos)?

Well, i have at least enough self-stitched clothing to wear for an entire month. I need more pants and cardigans. I should really make myself a jacket. The weather in May is completely unpredictable. I always need layers at work even when it's 90 degrees outside. I could use a couple more dresses but I should stop making skirts. it's a good idea when doing a wardrobe challenge to find all of your summer clothes prior to the week before the challenge is over. Don't be afraid to purge me-mades if they no longer work for you.

it's been a great month, but i am so ready to move onto something else.

3 comments:

  1. great month!!!  i love your taste in sewing patterns...i find i've got many of the same ones or have bookmarked them to someday pick up!

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  2. You did so well! It's too bad the fabric isn't great on the green shirt; it's a very flattering top. Onward, Sara!

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  3. you did great this month!  love that green shirt!  it looks great on you!  

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