Yesterday, I read a blog post about Me Made May, a challenge just perfect for me as I often make things for others but not for me. Initially I wanted to participate next year but then I thought, better now and half hearted than forgetting about it (which is what would happen in the deep darkness of my brain, lets face it). It just made me pick up a few things (and thoughts) that I had lost in the piles of work.
So I pledged to sort out my wardrobe (which is still blocked by pregnancy clothes), to continue certain projects and to actually wear my me made stuff three times a week. So lets have a look at some of the things that I have actually made for myself (as part of the sorting out the wardrobe pledge)
This is actually one of the first items I have sewn for myself (not counting some experiments as a teenager, for example the christmas tree outfit for carnival). I had used a Burda pattern, following my measurements and it turned out to be about three sizes too big. I wanted to donate it to a charity shop and make a new one but my lovely sewing teacher showed me a few tricks, most importantly making that little pleat in the neckline to bring the front in.
at the back, we made the darts longer, basically up to the neckline which was far too wide for my narrow shoulders.
I am pleased I had altered the initial one rather than making a new one and I would definitely still wear it but breastfeedingwise it is not quite ideal 🙂
I would also love to wear the next one, but again, not exactly ideal for breastfeeding. This is the same pattern but modified to fit me (still needed to add that little pleat though).
A couple of skirts which definitely don’t interfere with the feeding:
A super comfy one, using a pattydoo pattern:
Recognise the fabric? Great idea but never really fitted.
Another pattydoo skirt. Might make another one.
A pleated skirt made for my nieces baptism, when I was a little bit pregnant.
The aim is to turn it into a non-maternity skirt…. it actually still fits as I made it to be worn under the bump. But there was a pleat mistake on the side so I will have to redo it definitely. Or maybe turn it into a dress. I liked the fabric so much that I had bought the remnant piece when I saw it. It might be enough for a bodice.
And one pregnancy top. That one might actually still fit, it is just a bit long.
And then there is the fashion course dress. Not technically for me but also not for anybody else. But anyway, wool and too hot for now.
And the coat, lets not forget the coat:
Obviously too warm for now.
Let’s not forget about the knits:
3-in-1 by alfa design, still amazing, a bit tight these days but too hot anyway.
A summer top. This could actually work. Just not suitable for baby vomit as difficult to wash.
And then a handful of accessories:
Oh dear, oh dear, what have I been thinking. How will I be able to wear a me made item three times a week? I actually own more than I thought I would. I just didn’t realise how unsuitable they are (one of the big points of me made items… usually). I guess, I’ll have to move to the north pole for the rest of the month and start bottle feeding.