Well, it’s done now! Me Made May 14 is history!
Can you believe that on the 31st I prepared two me-made outfits for the next two days because I had got so used to only wearing me-mades? Crazy, ey?! Once I realised that it is, in fact, now June I put both outfits back again and wore only RTW, just because I can 🙂
Anyways, here’s the roundup of the last few days:
My Job Interview Blouse and RTW skinnies. It’s actually the first time I have worn skinnies in a while, basically they were relegated to the back of my cupboard ever since I started making my own jeans. Nothing wrong with them though, maybe I should try my hand at skinnies too.
Day 28 and 28:
I assure you I did wear something – but I can’t for my life remember and I lost the photos due to some trigger-happiness with the delete button… Oh well…
Day 30 and 31:
I wore my new Northern Beach Dress for two days in a row. I know, I know, maybe that’s cheating, but I always want to get used to a new dress when I first made it. I will post about this dress as soon as I get around to it.
- Wearing me-mades was really quite easy. I pledge to wear one me-made each day, in fact I only wore RTW three times during the entire month. All three times were trousers. I do have in fact enought me-made trousers, so I don’t think that shows a gap in my wardrobe.
- I do have one gap and that is decent looking lounge wear. I made a few bottoms that I would not dare to publish (although they get worn…), but I want to persevere and try to made lounge wear that is stylish and comfortable at the same time.
- I kinda knew this already, but MMM has confirmed that I have way too many clothes. There were many, many me-mades that never made it into MMM. Dresses especially! I have so many and many of them I only wear a few times each year if that. So really, I should bite the bullet and sew a lot less or at least a lot more selectively. BUT I DON’T WANT TO!!! I don’t want to have to restrict my favourite hobby of all time!
So what to do? Sew less selfishly? That’s not such an easy thing. Most people around me don’t want my handmade clothes. My boys would wear them, but just because they will wear anything I put in front of them, so that is hardly an incentive. Moreover, in the sewing room I am a very selfish sewist at heart, I just enjoy making stuff for myself much more than making it for others. My job and family life are centered around doing things for others, so in the sewing room it’s all about ME, ME ME.
I do make quilts every once in a while and I do enjoy it, but the repetitiveness of quilting is not a replacement for the thrill of garment sewing at all.
I do try to take more time over my makes and to sew to a higher standard and I feel I have made some big improvement in my skill level. But a lot of the clothes I wear on a day to day basis are not complicated clothes and don’t warrant difficult or time-consuming makes.
Am I alone in this? Do some of you feel that realistically you should sew less? What do you do? How do you cope?