Can you believe it's May already? This year, for the first time, I'm participating in Me Made May. My pledge is to wear at least one handmade item, three times a week for the duration of May and I plan to document my progress in weekly update posts. As I already wear my handmade items regularly, this challenge is mainly to get better at remembering to take outfit photos.
So, without further ado, here is a roundup of my me-made outfits for week 1.
This dress was worn on Thursday, it's one of my most worn me-made items and was made from a Style 2621 pattern from 1969. In winter I like to team this dress with thick tights and ankle boots.
I had a meal/party to go to on Saturday evening and wore my latest crimplene creation. This was made using McCalls 9000 from 1967. I loved the pattern so much I actually spent Saturday afternoon making up another one in a different colour way - stayed tuned for photos of that one!
I wore a complete me-made outfit on Sunday and teamed my Coco top with my crimplene A-line skirt. I didn't really do much on Sunday apart from going out to pick up a new sewing machine. Earlier in the week I'd posted on my Facebook page about how I'd quite like a Singer 353 from 1973 and it seems the vintage gods were on my side as I got not one but two of the beauties from a seller on ebay, who just happened to live a short drive from my house - what are the chances eh?! They need a little service but both should be in full working order soon.
I'm really enjoying the me-made challenge so far, head on over to the Me-Made May pinterest board to see what everyone else has been wearing.