Me Made May is over, and I’m officially spent. I finished up the month in style yesterday, by completely forgetting about the challenge. Duh! But whatever. I know my brain, and frankly, that I made it to the end of the month before I forgot is an absolute miracle!
But I did have a great time, and it was really fun to get to wear some pieces that haven’t seen the light of day for yonks.
Here’s an inexpertly-made collage of all the outfits I managed to photograph:
There are a few things that I didn’t wear – another thick jumper, a thickish sleeveless tank, and another fancy cocktail dress. Oh, and the crochet cardigan that defied my gauge swatch and came out sized to fit a nine year old, but that doesn’t really count.
With the temperature swinging wildly between 10-25℃ in a matter of days, it was practically impossible to keep up with the vagaries of the British climate. This is why my wardrobe is so full – it’s just never worth putting the winter clothes away. It’s clear now that I need considerably more light, layerable items that can take me through the whole year… if only to make the most of my shared wardrobe space.
Colour-wise, I think I got on ok, though I did notice that my reliance on black as a base colour was quite heavy (my ‘normal’ wardrobe is more balanced with brown). That’s possibly a legacy issue; I started knitting before I really started looking critically at colours – both how they looked on me, and how they fitted in with the rest of my wardrobe. As I work through my more recently-acquired stash, I’m hoping that will even out.
This month has also been inspirational for my making; with two finished objects, and two mostly finished, this has probably been my most productive month this year. Hand-made has rarely been far from my mind, and it’s been really good to have an actual goal to get me to finish up an item with which I’ve been having difficulties (see: floral shirt WIP posts 😉 ).
So, just to finish up the process, here’s the recap of the last few days:
Day 28: FORGOT WHAT DID. Er… hmm. What did I do… I did the shopping, and I did some sewing, and I made some rhubarb compote… but I have no idea what I was wearing to do so. Sorry. Cheat day?
Day 29: Newly finished floral shirt. Must remember to FO post about this. *instantly forgets*
Day 30: Double up! Black pencil skirt (again) plus my Shetland Shorty, which is something that tends to disappear into the depths of my wardrobe to heighten the pleasure of re-discovering it. Rav post here.
Day 31: FORGOT WHAT DID.
And we’re done. I hope you all had fun, and even if you didn’t *officially* do Me Made May, that it at least inspired you to keep on making and wearing your hand-made stuff.