A third of the way through Me Made May, two garments made- Calluna Cami and Nautical Opale Maxi- more details on the latter soon. As last year, it is a really interesting exercise looking at what other people make and reflecting on what I make for myself. The only drawback is the selfie pic thing- it does seem a little narcissitic but that's the nature of the beast Kerry, embrace it and move on.
Third Row- Briar (unblogged)/Betsey Johnson chambray skirt, Meg Mcelwee long sleeve T/ Lonsdale Maxi, Opale Maxi- info to come.
I lost a day somewhere- I wore the Calluna Cami over two spilt days and some days I have work followed by an evening exercise class so spend the whole day in dance leggings and a t shirt. I would really like to make more yoga/pilates suitable clothes now that knit fabrics are more available- note for the future. This is a typical week of clothes for me- I like to be quite covered up and wear layers as I feel the cold easily. I don't like wearing tights/panty hose- hence so many long skirts but I do enjoy a dress and the Cami was a joy to wear- definitely planning future repeats.
A lot of the enjoyment of Me Made May is not all about what I am wearing, but looking at what others have made and finding new and ingenious sewists. I have seen so many Grainline Archer shirts! It did make me reflect that although many Indie pattern releases are dresses, what we wear day to day is separates and a well designed shirt is hard to beat. Each Archer I have seen has looked good on its maker. I tend to wear a more fitted style of shirt as I wear my shirts mainly with long skirts but I am tempted by the great results on others. I am just plotting my next makes- a Jade variant from Grains de Couture Hommes et Femmes, the Amethyst coat variant from the same book and the Gertie sew along slip. Busy busy busy x