Lessons from Me Made May 2016!

Me Made May 2016

YAY! I did it! And with few exceptions, I wore something I or another maker made! While I dislike the “selfie” component to the challenge (and had a few headless pictures!), I appreciated the push to get dressed up on the days I would usually sew in my pjs. (Ummm… great idea for next May! Me Made Pajamas!)

So what did I learn?

  • I want to spend more time working on the fit of my garments. Often, I go for comfort but I also feel a MILLION times better when a garment fits me well.
  • I am old enough to wear what I want! I LOVE Anna Maria Horner fabrics. So I bought a piece of her new Mod Corsage fabric and made myself yet another Esme Tunic from Lotta Jansdotter’s Everyday Style book. (Here is my first version here!)
  • It is good to challenge myself and enjoy the process! Sometimes it takes three muslins to get it right (see my post on my Three’s a Charm Jacket!). I learn something every time I make a muslin though. Enjoy the learning process…

Here are a few things I made:

3s a charm jacket made by crafty planner

My Three’s a Charm Jacket

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My second Dottie Frock muslin

I am already thinking about next year!

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