as previously posted, i decided to up my sewing game by participating in Me Made May ’18! as our intrepid readers may recall my pledge was:
- wear at least three me-made items each week
- sew two new (wearable) items
- complete the repairs/alterations of three other me-made items to make them wearable again
how did i do?
1. wear at least three me-made items each week
i did pretty good! i wore me-made items 27 times, with peak me-made in my second-to-last outfit which consisted of THREE me-made items! that was cool. there were only a couple of repeats, too. oh! and i managed to wear every single one of my me-made items! every one! i wasn’t sure if that red pinafore was going to make it, but i made it work, dammit!
2. sew two new (wearable) items
well, i did make two new wearable items: a second pair of Winslow Culottes and a second Drop Shoulder Top. my first Hemlock Tee met an unfortunate neckband issue and serger snacking i don’t care to try to fix because the yellow knit i used kind of awful. i’m chalking it up to a learning experience!
3. complete the repairs/alterations of three other me-made items to make them wearable again
mission accomplished! three items altered/repaired to make them wearable again.
but, wait, what? there are four photos, you say? yup. turns out that blue skirt didn’t need any altering, so i fixed the polka dot dress instead. go me! although, that being said, i can see having to give the skirt waist a wee bit of a nip in the near future (fingers crossed).
i’m super proud of that brown shirt though. it used to be a dress which shrunk in the wash because i didn’t pre-wash the fabric. so, not only did i shorten it into a shirt, i also made my own bias binding from the bit i cut off the bottom to hem it! i’m not going to lie, it made me feel pretty fucking badass. (i just wish i hadn’t cut the front longer than the back — oops, back to reality, ego.)
so, yeah, i completed all three aspects of my #MMMay18 pledge.
one unintended side affect was feeling really fucking shitty about myself by about week three. i was so grossed out with myself and tired of taking full-body selfies and hating how some of those clothes made me look. seriously. it was not a good scene. but, now that i’m out of it, i feel a bit better and can look back a the (highly staged and curated) photos and smile while enjoying my accomplishments.
anyhoo, that’s my recap. i’m already working on some pants in hopes of making my way to being a jeans-maker by fall! i’m tired of buying cheap jeans which i’m constantly hiking up because my monster thighs pull them off my non-proportionate waist. woo.