Friday, April 27, 2012

Me-Made-May '12 + My Wardrobe tab


I'll be taking part in Me-Made-May this year - although I know the weather will probably be chilly and so I'll have fewer homemade efforts available to wear than in summer. Somehow I always sew too many warm weather clothes and not enough of the cosy stuff!  Since work is insanely busy with my manager on 5 weeks leave, my parents are both still recovering from illness / operations, and my kids are running around yelling a lot these days, I'm not going to promise more than 1 item per day. I will be aiming for 10 items per week though, including me made items worn by any family members that prove amenable to coercion (probably only the youngest family member).

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I, Gabrielle from 'Up Sew Late' do hereby sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12, and will endeavour to wear 1 me-made item each day for the duration of May 2012.  If through lack of sleep or brain fog I am unable to wear a me-made item on any given day, I will catch up by wearing two me-made items on the following day.  I will also attempt to coerce family members into wearing me-made items in May 2012, withe the aim of reaching 10 me-made item wears per week.

I don't intend on blogging about what I'm wearing every day but I will try to do a few roundup posts during May. I'll probably be posting my proof photos on the MMM group on Flickr...but there's also going to be a Facebook place to hang out and chat in a Me-Made way :-)

Last year these were the photos that summarised my self-stitched wardrobe:

t-shirts

casual skirts

dresses
more dresses


long sleeve tops





skirts, a pair of pants and a jacket
work / play tops

work tops

But what awful photos! 

This year to help myself review what's in my wardrobe I decided to put together a visual summary of my me-mades, which will sit in a new tab (up in the top left hand side) called "My Wardrobe". I'm late to the tab party, aren't I!  Here's the work in progress if you're interested. I will be adding links from the photos to the original posts, and I'll probably rearrange the photos - maybe by season, or colour, or even by wearability - what do you reckon? 


7 comments:

  1. Wow! You've made a lot of great clothes for yourself. It's kind of neat to see it all pulled together here.

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    1. Thanks - there is a lot to choose from BUT it seems very much skewed towards the warm weather and parties! Oops!

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  2. I look forward to May - Might join you in the MMM challenge. I'm still contemplating it though.

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    1. I hope to see you there!

      I know Zoe wants it to be a challenge with respect to our me-made wardrobes, but it's a bit hard to commit to with the ups and downs of young kids... I have given myself an 'out' though for skipped days - could you do that too?

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  3. I was pondering whether to join in with MMMay when I read your post and decided to give it a go! Looking forward to reading your posts through the month.

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    1. Yay - see you there! Sound like a huge number of people are joining up this year, so it should be really interesting!

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  4. Good luck! It looks like you have a bunch of great things to work with.

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