All good things come to an end, and Me Made May has come and gone!
To recap, here are Days 1-6, 7-12, 13-18, 19-24 and ...
Days 25-30 :
day 25 : patchwork tee + banner days everyday skirt + noro scarf
day 26 : (unblogged) anna maria horner woven hemlock tee + noro scarf
day 27 : scout tee + arroway shawl
day 28 : day of the dead sorbetto tank + denim everyday skirt
day 29 : day of the dead wiksten tank + denim everyday skirt + charlotte's web shawl
day 30 : t twist tee + charlotte web shawl
Last, but not least, I ended with Day 31 :
... a sewing machine scout tee & a noro scarf :
I first came across Me Made May a few years ago and felt very inspired by all of the great outfits that I saw ... when I began sewing for myself more last summer, I decided to take on the MMM challenge this year. I'm so glad I did!
What I learned while playing along this month ...
--> that Instagram really is fun! I've been on IG for years but have never quite felt like I had the time to engage on any level there. My participation in MMM this month was a game-changer for me ... and I think I'll make the move to have more of an IG presence now. I came across so many inspiring outfits and ideas -- this was really fun! I even posted a "flipagram" of the entire month's outfits on instagram.
--> that despite the fact that I have made many many handknit items -- I only wear a small portion of them! It's probably time to sort them out and let them go.
--> Speaking of handknit scarves ... I have found that there is a specific kind that I LOVE to wear. Namely, large, comfy scarves in fingering weight yarns. My favorites were my Charlotte's Web shawl (which I wasn't even slightly surprised about), and my Stephen West shawls (which I was actually quite surprised at!). But, I really need to make more shawls in this variety in the future.
--> I have definite items I need to add to my handmade wardrobe ... mostly just basic items in the black, white and denim variety. But, I am also inspired to make even more fun, colorful items, as I just love wearing them! I'm currently curating a list of items that I hope to have made by MMM 2016.
So, I was quite pleased with myself that in the midst of one of the busiest times of the year for me (for both family and professional reasons) I managed to pull off the MMM challenge!