If you follow me on Instagram you will have noticed I am taking part in Me Made May 2018 – it was, as is often the case, a last minute decision to take part. If you have not heard of Me Made May before you set yourself a personal challenge re wearing handmade clothes for the month of May.
You can find out more here, or listen to this podcast by Love to Sew – I have only just discovered this podcast and LOVE it, I’m gradually working my way through the back episodes on my commutes to work.
My personal challenge is to wear every handmade garment I have – as I only own a few garments it’s not going to be a different outfit per day. As a participant, the idea is to learn through the month, for example what shapes and colours suit you, what the gaps are in our handmade wardrobe and so on. Part way through I already know that I have been avoiding sewing plain knit tops, and trousers (pants).
I have been sewing as I go – last week I made three garments, very good going as I work and have youngish children.
My favourite is the free peasant top from Sew Different. I have adapted the pattern, as I love tops which you can layer – the ability to throw a cardigan on over the top is very important to me. Wide sleeves are, therefore, a bit of a no-no.