Sewing wise, May was all about tops.
I did end up finishing up a project, the flannel pajama top, I cut out approximately six months ago and then some items that have been on my want-to-make list. Basic pieces, nothing fancy compared to other sewing blogs highlighting all the prom, formal and wedding wear this month. My life is not that fancy.
Another year of Me-Made-May activities have come to an end. I started the month with taking flat-lay photos and reflecting on my fabric choices. And even though I stopped taking photos half way through, I made a few observations.
- Taking me-made photos every day can get quite tiresome.
- Especially if there are outfit changes.
- Or coffee stains after getting dressed.
- I prefer natural fabrics like wool, silk, cotton and linen.
- Sometimes man-made fibres enter my wardrobe but they are not the fabrics that I find most comfortable or that they make me feel amazing wearing them. Sadly, they creep into fabrics as blends.
- It didn't feel like I was wearing newer makes.
- I then realized that over the past year more than fifty percent of the garments I made were gifted to others.
- My sewing behaviour has changed in that I seem to find mending more rewarding than I did in the past.
- Say what?
- Yup, I said it. Perhaps, it's the realization that good quality fabrics are becoming harder to come by?
- I kept my fabric shopping
hobbyaddiction under control.
- Could be that I haven't been able to find natural fibre fabrics that have sparked overwhelming joy?
- Or that I can't get over the $50+ / metre price tag of 100% linen.
- That's Canadian dollars.
In the end, Me-Made-May emphasized that I wear me-made items everyday in some form or another and that at least 50% of my clothing choices fall under this category.
I'm thinking about stitching up some shirtdresses.
And this vintage Betty Jackson shirtdress came into the collection as well.
First, I need to get this project done. It's all cut out and ready to sew.
I still haven't got around to sewing a pair of jeans that I've been talking about sewing. I don't see that happening this month. Instead, I have plans for more gift sewing and I would really like to sew a sleeve cover for my laptop. It all seems so ambitious. Time will tell how much I actually get done. How about you, any upcoming sewing plans?