|Burdastyle free Kimono Tee|
I'm so glad I participated in Me Made May! The flickr group was like going to a month long party where you get to meet so many lovely and talented people from around the world! I had no idea what to expect going in, but I must say, though it's a little bit of an effort posting a picture of yourself everyday (and I admit I skipped a couple), it was absolutely worth it.
Thank you to all the participants for welcoming me and being so supportive. Truly, as a relatively new blogger, I'm still discovering how wonderful the home sewing community is.
Me made May gave me the opportunity to be more mindful of what I wear and how I wear it. My wardrobe is about 50% handmade so it's interesting to see how this balances out from day to day. I do wear jeans a lot and my jeans are RTW. So there were days when I had to resist the urge to put on jeans with a store-bought sweater. Here I wore handmade denim trousers instead:
|Burda 01/2011 pants|
One thing I observed during this month long experiment, is that I have pretty successfully moved away from black, and toward blue and grey instead. I like grey because I find it peaceful and comforting and blue just seems like a natural for Summer. It is airy and refreshing. Though they don't make me look ill like black does, blue and grey are not my best colors. However, they are great neutrals and mix well with all the other colors in my wardrobe, and in the right shades, I can make them work with my complexion. I think Green and coral suit me best, but I generally wouldn't wear them from head to toe, except in a dress, like this:
The other thing that interested me was to see which silhouettes feel the most like me. And taking a picture of your outfit everyday can really help with that. Here was one of my favorite silhouettes. Nothing spectacular, but I really feel comfortable in this:
|Fitzpatterns Kate top + Burdastyle Michelle skirt|
Seeing this picture reminded me of how much I love Burdastyle's Michelle skirt, so I went ahead and made another. I wore the new skirt on the last day, but the picture I posted doesn't show its true colors (the fabric is difficult to photograph) so I want to take more pictures before I show it to you.
My other favorite silhouette, of course, is slouchy pants worn with a sweater.
Did you participate in Me Made May, and what has it taught you about your wardrobe?
More Me Made May pictures here: My Peacoat