As you may, or may not, know, I’ve been participating in Me-Made-May again, and I thought I would do a roundup of my outfits for the month. Warning, this is one long post and I apologise in advance for some of the dodgy formatting. I’ve spent most of today, on and off, trying to fix it, but now given up.
Days one to seven
Shirt dress N from Japanese sewing book Basic Black. Underwear made by me
Handknitted Alpaca jumper, wool and pattern from the Australian Alpaca Barn, Sydney. Pants are Lutterloh, from 1964. Socks are knitted by me from cashmere and merino, and I am wearing me made underwear.
Long black dress, using sloper from Pattern Magic and making it longer and wider. Tammer Shrug pattern and yarn from Dairing, Melbourne.
Lutterloh exercise pants, Vogue 8793 orange top, Vogue 8854 hooded top, and me-made socks
Style Arc Elle pants, scarf refashion, and me made underwear.
Butterick 5942 – a 1960s dress pattern, which I last made in the ’60s!
Days eight to fourteen
I am camping, so no glamour! I am wearing Archer shirt, StyleArc Barb pants, Reversible Lotus Blossom hat, which I have since felted so it fits me better, knitted socks and me made undies.
I am wearing new Shelby sweat pants, blue White Russian top, knitted fingerless gloves and socks, and me-made undies. A friendly kangaroo dropped in to help me celebrate day 9!
I am wearing two Style Arc Susan tops (because it was freezing!), a handknitted Weekend Tunic and StyleArc Laura Knit Leggings. Plus me made socks and undies.
Machine knitted (by me) jumper and cowl, StyleArc Elle pants, me made socks and new undies.
Vogue 8592 and Cloth Habit underwear
1940s Marian Martin dress, completely redrafted. Belt from leather scraps
Days fifteen to twenty one
Elderly Vogue 8859 pants in pink cotton, Hermes scarf refashion using Stylish Dress Book pattern X. Me made underwear.
New blue Nettie bodysuit, Tammer shrug, Ultimate trousers, and me made necklaces and undies.
Staying at home to sew, so wearing my white White Russian, StyleArc yoga pants, me made undies, and knitted socks.
Gabriola skirt, Miette cardigan, Cat Bohdi knitted mobius which I’ve anchored with a vintage plastic knitting needle, and me made underwear, including a long sleeved t-shirt.
Hand knitted Origami pullover, Nettie bodysuit, StyleArc Elle pants, me made undies and socks.
Days twenty two to twenty eight
For animal theme Friday, new zebra print Nettie bodysuit, Lutterloh yoga pants, zebra print underwear and knitted socks.
No glamour here, I’m on wheelbarrow duty! Pink White Russian top, Lutterloh jeans, me made underwear, knitted hat and socks.
Separating Everlasting seeds prior to planting. Wearing orange White Russian, Style Arc Elle pants, handknitted beanie and fingerless gloves, me made undies and socks.
Coco top, StyleArc leggings, me made undies and socks.
Boiled wool skirt, Style Arc Susan long sleeved t-shirt, red Miette cardigan, hand knitted scarf, me made underwear and socks.
Jo Sharp origami cardigan, self drafted skirt, new brown Nettie bodysuit with matching underwear, knitted socks.
Hand knitted striped jumper (Hanne Falkenberg pattern), knitted socks, Vogue trousers, me made underwear.
Days twenty nine to thirty one
Style Arc Elle pants, Style Arc Susan top with neckline modified, hand knitted mobius in fan and feather design, machine knitted socks, me made underwear.
Vogue pants, blue Nettie bodysuit, hand knitted Hitofude cardigan, me made underwear.
Grey Merino wool Style Arc top, Vogue 8859 pants in grey ponte, handknitted Infinite Loop wrap (pattern on Ravelry), socks and underwear made by me.
I pledged to only wear things I’ve made myself, and, apart from shoes and a belt (and my academic regalia on day one), I achieved my goal. I did wear some other things that I’ve made, including the Carolyn pyjamas and my White Russian pyjamas, my Diane von Furstenberg dress, and my three-hour slouchy cardigan from the Great British Sewing Bee. I also identified a few gaps in my wardrobe. I filled a few underwear gaps as I went along, but I want more Nettie Bodysuits, and I need more handmade jackets/coats. Next year…