Me Made May : Week 1

Week 1 of Me Made May is officially over! Here is a round up of what I wore and what I learned…

Day 1:

Charlie Caftan Pattern by Closet Case Patterns in a cotton voile from Rifle Paper Co.

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Day 2:

Chi Town Chinos Pattern by Alina Design Co.  in khaki bottomweight twill from Fabric Mart Fabrics

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Day 3:

Ogden Cami by True Bias made with Robert Kaufman seersucker with embroidered lobsters.

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Day 4:

Sallie Maxi Dress by Closet Case Patterns in black knit.

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Day 5:

Toaster Sweater #2 by Sew House Seven  in Art Gallery Knit and Ginger Jeans in stretch denim from Fabric.com.

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Day 6:

Toaster Sweater # 2 by Sew House Seven in fabric from Finch Sewing Studio.

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Reflections:

It is funny how only a week of wearing me-mades changes your perspective. I have thought more about my clothing in the past week than every before. Because part of my challenge is taking pictures, I’ve been worried about being “put together” every day. This might seem like a negative but it’s actually been great!

Knowing that my outfits will be photographed has made me try new things to create “interesting” outfits. For instance, I never thought I’d wear a Toaster with wide legged pants, but I did it on Day 6 and loved it.

Another added benefit has been the confidence of wearing things I’ve made. Though I know this is partially due to the care I’ve taken getting ready, it is also because I know my clothes fit and that my own efforts made them. It’s so easy to respond when someone says they like my outfit – “Thanks! I made it!”

Have you had any revelations after 1 week of Me Made May?

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