Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Me-Made-May Week 5

Welp, just when you thought it couldn't get worse from me...

  • 5/26 - me made tee; worn doing yoga.
  • 5/27 - me made bag, mom-made scarf; worn to view The Clock at SFMOMA.
  • 5/28 - me made top; worn to work.
  • 5/29 - me made dress; finished just in time to wear to the party.
  • 5/30 - me made dress; worn to work.
  • 5/31 - me made skirt; worn to work and a coworker's baby shower. I would never wear the sweater that wrinkled - I just pulled it off the drying rack to recreate this outfit on the floor!
This week was crazy. Work was busy, the party was intense, finishing up the dress turned out to be harder than anticipated (more on that after I get some real photos) - I'm actually still recovering from it all!

I planned on writing a bit about my thoughts on MMM and my homemade wardrobe, but I kind of just want to be done with this challenge. I had a hard time with this. I knew taking photos would be hard, but I didn't anticipate that wearing me made items would feel like such a burden, especially since I wear something homemade about three out of four days anyway. If I thought about it I could probably come up with some insights about why this was and what I should focus on sewing, but I think I'm just going to go actually sew. There's another Archer on my sewing table, cut out and waiting for me!

How did your Me-Made-May go? Do you anticipate participating again? Did you start feeling bitter about wearing me-mades simply because you had to?


  1. Interesting! Yours is the only reaction like this I've read so far, and I think this is probably how I'd be feeling if I had done the challenge!

    Your dress looks fantastic - can't wait to see more pics and get the details!

  2. I love your satin dress, very pretty!

  3. You did much better at Me-Made-May then I did! Really, I just gave up on photos. ;P I totally felt bitter too, but like you, just wanted to move on rather than blogging about it. Ha! I will do it again next year, and hopfully have a bit more fun with it. :)

  4. I completely agree on it feeling like a burden, which is weird because most every day I wear something I made anyway. I guess I just don't like being told what to do, even if it's myself telling myself what to do!

  5. Well done on your MMM. I think you did great! I hope to be able to do the full month next year but I can see how it would be a struggle. I think we all like to wear our handmade items but having to take photos and being forced to wear them can be tiresome. I'm hoping to make more work and casual items so that the challenge next year will be fairly doable. Well done again!

  6. I felt kind of bad admitting that my experience was mostly negative, but since posting I've seen a few other people admit to having the same feelings. Me-Made-Months just may not be for everyone!

  7. Thanks :) It was a fun make.

  8. I wish I had totally given up and just moved on! We'll see about next year, I'm thinking this was my first and last me-made-may...

  9. I'm feeling kind of relieved that other people felt this way too. We're so obstinate!

  10. Thanks :) The photos were the worst part!

  11. No, I think it's awesome that you were honest about it, and didn't try to sugar-coat it!


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