Me-Made-May ’15: The Final Week

We’ve made it! Our 31 days of wearing handmade clothes and accessories are over. After not participating last year, I am ready to end the 2015 Me Made May on a high note.

May 26 –  It’s easy being Green

This is the underdog comeback story of the month. This tunic was in the donate pile less than a month ago. I retrieved it for MMM15 and I ended up wearing it four times!  That is more than I wore my favorite gray pin-tuck blouse, which I absolutely would have wore more if I had a washing machine.

I had nearly excised green from my wardrobe architect color palette. I may have to reconsider that.

May 27 – matchy matchy

I like the knit and airy fabric combos – you’ll have seen it before. I adore this blue-gray color. It is almost a neutral, yet it has its own vibrancy. I fear the day that cute knit top becomes unwearable. The skirt is a new favorite. Eventually it may need a new lining. I use a scrap of white lining satin, that is a bit short when I sit down.

May 28 – something new this way comes

After a month in our new home I finally carved out enough time to start sewing a new blouse. I’ll be blog more about this new blouse next week. Looking at this picture, I think a skirt out of this fabric would look cute with my Highgarden Sweater.

May 29 – mom made (matron of honor) dress

How could I not wear this dress on the last week of MMM15? On a sunny 80-degree day this dress screams summer.

May 30 – Denim skirt,  once more with feeling!

May 31 – One new garment, just in time!

In a month focused on handmade clothes, I wanted to christen my sewing room with its first project. I started MMM wearing New Look 6104 and that is how I am ending it. This is also my first pattern repeat. (Full disclosure, I wore it for about 10 minutes at 11:40pm after I finished all the sewing. The pattern calls for buttons, but I think I want to use some ring snaps. I’ll be adding those today.)

I will write about this specific blouse project. Look for it later this week!

Thank you for following my Me Made May journey this year. I had fun, I learned a bit more about myself, and I have a game plan for building my sewing skills. Now, it is time to move onto costumes, resume my #sewingdare from Gillian, and learn more about fitting garments so I don’t have to start from scratch each time.

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