At the beginning of May I signed up for the Me-Made-May’15 challenge, to wear two homemade items of clothing each week in May 2015. As two items a week isn’t much I decided to do round-up at the end of the month rather than daily or weekly updates. Here it is! (Sorry for the poor quality photos!)
This challenge gave me the chance to weed out the dodgy homemade clothes from my wardrobe. It’s taken me a long time to get the hang of fitting clothes, and combined with that I’ve lost a little weight recently. All these ill-fitting makes have gone straight to the charity shop/bin and I’ll be making toiles for everything from now on!
I also wanted to work out what type of clothes to make more of. I’ve realised that at 6.15am when I get up for work, I need an outfit that’s easy to put together. Preferably something that doesn’t need ironing as well, so I will try to choose my fabrics carefully! So, here’s the to do list.
- First on the list is more dresses. They’re simple to throw on in the morning and I don’t have to think too much about whether it clashes with anything. I thought I had a lot of dresses (and I did) but I just took most of them to the charity shop as they fit so badly. More needed!
- I want some more smart trousers, like my Clover pair and my Thurlow shorts. Again, these are really easy to throw on in the morning so I want more!
- To go with the trousers, I want to have a go at making some shirts. I always struggle to get the fitting right with shirts, so we’ll see if I can pull this off.
- I’m less keen on skirts. I do want to make a few, but only if I also make some plain t-shirts to wear with them. I can’t cope with coordinating patterns and colours first thing in the morning (I’m honestly pathetic when I first get up!). I also need skirts to fit well around my waist as it drives me nuts if they ride up or twist around during the day.