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may 15th

Posted by Jessica Povenmire on

We’ve made it! Half way through Me-Made-May!
When this all began, I thought for sure I would be out of clothes within the week (and would be doing a lot of laundry). Yet somehow, here we are…two weeks in and I’ve still got a few pieces left.

I’ve learned a good amount about myself and my handmade wardrobe over the past couple of weeks:

  • I have a major stripe problem. I could probably have Stripe-September and last a whole month.
  • Taking picture of yourself everyday is hard. Not only is it a challenge to find the time, it takes a lot not to judge every single thing you see wrong in each picture.
  • As much as I love fun prints and will always be attracted to them, it’s not what I end up wearing on a daily basis. I love a good basic.
  • I definitely need to start working with knits more. For the most part, all I want to wear is a t-shirt and jeans.
  • My project list/fabric stash is getting out of control. Oops.

More than anything, I’ve been incredibly inspired by #memademay on Instagram. It’s been amazing to see how other people approach their own handmade wardrobes. People are creating things that I would never even think to try, or mixing fabrics in a way that is completely different than I would ever do. It’s inspired me to work on my own projects on a more daily basis and truly make time for myself and my creativity.
Along the way, I’ve found patterns that are more realistic for me. Not only do I want to make them, bu wear them as well. I’ve started to really discover and define my style. I’m learning that what looks great on someone else might not be right for me, but that doesn't mean I can't find a way to make mine.

Next up on the me-made list – The Southport Dress, Hudson Pants, a Morris blazer, and the Moneta dress. And to support my t-shirt and jeans uniform, I just ordered 14 yards of knits (there's a ton on sale!). Bring on the second half of Me-Made-May!

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