I tend to do a roundup Me Made May post every year for those followers who don’t follow me on Instagram, and also because I frequently reference what I wore and this is a good place to capture things.
Week One included the following outfits:
Top made from two wool scarves, jeans, and socks and undies. The top and jeans were made in 2015.
Fibremood Alice made from red knit. The buttons were made by Jayne Wright, a renowned potter in Margate.
A wool shirt I made for Mark which shrank and Fibremood Clover cargo pants.
an Itch to Stitch Hvar jacket, Pattern Union Hannah culottes, Pattern Union eva tee
Stokx Patterns Hacker top and leggings. New socks knitted on the circular sock machine.
Jumper made from various wool scraps. Pattern is from the Japanese Pattern book, Piece Work, with ancient Stylearc Barb pants.
Self drafted top made from a tablecloth, Friday Pattern Company Joan trousers, scarf from Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style book.
Pattern Union Bib & Tucker dungarees, with PU Eva tee.
Deer and Doe Plantain Tee from Liberty knit, with trousers rubbed off Visage pants
Wool ponte trousers, plantain tee and Finlayson sweater
Fleece trousers, refashioned jumper using Pattern Union Cora blouse pattern
Jumper knitted for Mark in the 1990s with clack jeans made in 2016.
Hacked Pattern Union cora blouse (addition of hood) with Hudson pants.
Pattern Union Hannah culottes in corduroy with felted wool Pattern Union Cora blouse and a cashmere scarf designed and sold by Meggipeg, available at Paintedthreads.com.au
Pink Joan Trousers with another hacked, hooded Pattern Union Cora blouse
Pattern Union Felix jacket with trousers drafted for me by Sarah from Pattern Union. Fabric came from a destash sale. Worn with a Pattern Union Lulu tee
Pauline Alice Tello jacket, hacked plantain tee and self drafted jeans. Also my Painted Threads scarf.
Elbe textiles Staley top with Jalie Patterns Eleanore jeans and a scarf given to me by Tom and Bridgette
Pattern Union Felix Jacket hacked into a bomber, with a skirt drafted for me by Sarah. It has fabulous pockets. Merino wool tee and self drafted tights.
Pattern Union Felix jacket made from recycled jeans, and merino eva tee, knitted sleeveless jumper.
Zero waste trousers based on Holly McQuillan’s book and modified to fit me by Pattern Union. Zero Waste Sandie shirt by Liz Haywood.
Stokx Patterns Hacker top and Hudson pants
pattern Union Cora blouse from felted scraps with wool ponte Jalie Eleanore jeans and me made mask
Liz Haywood zero waste modular jacket from old pink blanket with Painted threads cashmere scarf, Hanna Falkenberg striped jumper, Joan trousers and self drafted leather bag. I had a most wonderful catchup with Julie, from Bayhaus7023 and Sheila from sheilasewsherclothes, both Instagram friends.
Pink blanket coat again with wool ponte Jalie Eleanore jeans, Painted Threads scarf and knitted hat and fingerless gloves.
Raincoat from a pattern designed by Pattern Union, lined with silk so it’s very warm. Wool ponte pants, knitted infinity scarf, hat and gloves. Mittens made from a recycled jumper.
Loitering outside Mark’s old school in Hobart in pink blanket coat, Joan Trousers, Cloudborn knitted hood, and all the other stuff to keep me warm.
Tessuti Sydney jacket which is reversible. Made from boiled, foiled, wool. Ponte skirt, Closet Core Patterns bodysuit, tights and undies.
Scrumbled vest, Stokx patterns Skater top and jeans
Elizabeth Zimmerman knitted top, fleece trousers, Plantain tee.
Wool ponte trousers, machine knitted cashmere jumper and LB pullover made from an Indian wool scarf. An Itch to Stitch Lisbon cardigan hacked into a zipped jacket.
It is normal to make a pledge for Me Made May. I didn’t, apart from knowing I would only wear clothes I had made, but as the month progressed I began to reorganise my wardrobe so it was easier to see, and stack my clothes. Instead of having things on top of each other, I turned them on their end and found I could get a lot more in a drawer.
Bulky and precious jumpers are in travel spacebags to reduce their size and thwart the moths.
This simple modification has made choosing an outfit so much easier. I’ve continued to refine the system and now have items organised by colour.
A last photo taken some time in May. Katherine from Sewblooms and I made the Paper Cloth Cut Tamar top and we had a quick get together with Meggipeg to compare. Mine is made from really fine silk/cotton blend bought years ago from Potters. I’m wearing it with my white Pattern Union Hannah Culottes.
I had a busy month with two trips to our holiday place and a visit to Hobart, as well as happy catchups with sewing friends and our beautiful Miss G.
finally I must thank SoZoBlog for hosting this fabulous annual challenge, it is so nice to play with clothes and spam everyone!