Well May is over and it seems to have gone by so quickly. Unfortunately the great British weather wasn’t as good as last year so most of my summer dresses stayed in the wardrobe. Luckily I had the foresight not to pack away the cooler weather stuff.
Day twenty two
Maria Denmark spotty Kimono Tee and Grainline Morris Blazer
I’ve grown rather fond of my Spotty Tees, now May is over I can wear them multiple times a week.
Day twenty three
Liberty Mitsi Deer and Doe Sureau
This is a perfect in between dress, I actually got my legs out.
Day twenty four
Stripey Deer and Doe Plantain dress
It’s first outing and perfect for pottering around in. It really needs some sunshine though…and a beach….and maybe a Yacht.
Day twenty five
Blue Liberty Carline Maria Denmark Edith Blouse
This is my favourite thing ever. Like the spotty tees I can wear it almost constantly now May is over!
Day twenty six
Gingham Maria Denmark Edith Blouse and Navy Miette Cardigan
It was sunny and I nearly put a dress on but we were going to the Cinema and I was worried about draughty air conditioning.
Day twenty seven
Broderie Anglaise Grainline Scout
This hadn’t had much wear since making it last year. Partially because I can’t keep anything white clean but it also seemed a little unfinished. I added a French Lace trim to the hem and sleeves and like it much better now.
Day twenty eight
Green Colette Hawthorn and Green Miette Cardigan
At this point I was becoming very conscious of how much blue I wear so this was a concerted effort to change things up a little.
Day twenty nine
Yep, blue again!
Determined to wear a summer dress before May is out. (blue again)
Day thirty one
Maria Denmark Liberty Edith blouse and Green Miette Cardigan
The final day and a chance to wear the second of my Carline Blouses. I’ve managed to find a bag with the same print and I’m also planning some matching knickers (overkill maybe?)
I easily managed to do no repeats and quite a few things didn’t get worn. It’s maybe time to do a bit of a wardrobe cull but I’m quite attached and sentimental about the things I’ve made.
I really like blue.
I’m obsessed with the weather.
I wore jeans for twelve days, dresses for fifteen and skirts only three times (and a Bruyere) I actually prefer wearing dresses but do wear jeans more often than I thought. I should maybe concentrate on making tops for a bit so I have something different to wear with them.
I’ve been wearing me made knickers all month but modesty prevented me from posting them on the internet. We are in the process of bedroom decorating so the majority of my undies have been packed away until they get some new drawers to live in. I’ve allowed myself five pairs but have to rely on them finding their way into the washing machine with some frequency. Luckily this week is Measure Twice Cut Once’s Everyone Deserves Pretty Knickers week so I’ll be spending time increasing my available knicker stock!
I am a little sad it’s all over, it’s been great seeing everyone’s outfits and I’ve really looked forward to sitting down with a coffee and having a real Instagram binge. There’s been so much inspiration and my monthly sewing budget has been totally blown on all the new patterns I’ve had to get. The only problem now is figuring out what to sew next, my brain is saturated with ideas and projects. I’m hoping the knicker making might give me time to take stock and put some kind of order to the sewing queue.
A big thank you to Zoe for hosting it again, it’s been a great month!
11 thoughts on “Me Made May: The Final Week (and a bit)”
What a great wrap up! I am feeling much like you, I’m sad for it to be over, and I’ve blown my budget on patterns. I feel overwhelmed with all the things I want to make! I need to find some time to write down at least a bit of a plan. I’ve really enjoyed seeing all your daily outfits!
Thanks Heather, I’ve got so many things I want to sew now but I’ve decided to give the Sutton blouse a go. It was yours that persuaded me to buy it! 😊
Im so sad its all over too! I have loved checking out everyones outfits on instagram and blogs, it has been very inspirational. I love all of your makes – blue looks great on you so i wouldn’t worry about wearing it too much!
Thanks Su, it was lovely seeing all your outfits (and your beautiful garden) I’m feeling a bit lost today and my instagram feed isn’t as full. Only eleven months until the next one though! 😊 x
You have a beautiful wardrobe full of clothes. I am in awe of your lovely makes. No idea what I’ll be sewing next, too many sewing ideas bustling together.
It’s been lovely seeing your outfits on Instagram. I’ve given myself a headache trying to decide what to sew next! I’m currently making knickers but think I’ll try the True Bias Sutton blouse next. There’s so much inspiration from me made May, just wish there was more time to sew everything!
It was great fun seeing your wonderful makes this month! Knickers Week sounds fun. I love the Trixie Lixie pattern but it is not available as a pdf and postage to the US is more than the pattern itself. Thinking about ordering Measure Twice’s pdf patterns!
Thanks Tracy, I’ve heard good things about measure twice’s pattern, knickers are so quick to sew and loads of fun to make! x
I’ve enjoyed all of your me-mades, but this post put me over the edge on the Miette cardi. Yours are gorgeous and you picked the perfect colors to coordinate with your tops and dresses. Love love love! -Elizabeth
Thanks Elizabeth for such a lovely comment! I’ve just finished knitting a grey Miette (my fourth!)so hopefully I have one to go with everything. I’m going to knit a sweater next, just for a bit of variety! 😊
I don’t knit yet, but my sister does. Time for a commission… 🙂