Monday, June 1, 2015

Me-Made-May '15 Recap

My first Me-Made-May ended yesterday. How did I fare?

Well, I didn't stay up to date here on the blog or on Instagram, but I never pledged to do that anyway.

I pledged to wear at least one Me-Made garment per week, and I did:
  • I wore my Sew Much Ado Seafarer top at least three times. It's so comfortable. Need to  make more.
  • I wore my Gray Day Patterns Sandpoint Top once, to a family reunion. Photographs exist, but I haven't gotten hold of them yet.
  • I wore my Cake Hummingbird top and skirt once each.
  • I also wore a By Hand London Polly top once. It's not blogged yet, and has proven to be a little bit of a fit saga. I'll save that story for a later iteration. I haven't given up on it yet, but I'm taking a little break from it. 

I pledged to mend one item from my mending and alteration pile per week, but I didn't quite make it happen:
  • I did mend one item and posted about it here.
  • One of the sewing projects I've been working on for the whole month is a refashion of an old dress. That has to count for something!
  • I also altered a pair of pants for a friend. They fit her everywhere but the waistband, so I took the waistband in and took the corresponding amount out of the center back seam. They look pretty good and she is happy, but I think I could do a better job on the center back seam. She bought three of the same pair of pants, so I have two more chances for perfection.

What did I learn?
  • I like wearing what I make, and I want to finish more projects so I can have more garments in my rotation. 
  •  Mending one item from the mending/alteration pile is not a reasonable goal. Maybe I should strive to mend one garment in between each of my bigger sewing projects.

Did I just hear someone say this is a boring post with no pictures?

Here's a nice little great hammerhead that we caught while doing our research last week. It was a lovely day.

Sorry these bullets are so ugly. Someday I  should take some time to make my blog more aesthetically-pleasing.