Thoughts on Me-Made-March

I think the biggest suprise of this Me-Made challenge was that I now have enough of a daily wardrobe to get by.  My previous Me-Made challenges showed me that I needed to focus on separates for a daily wardrobe.  Prior to this, I’d make dresses based on liking a fabric or pattern with no regard to how often I’d wear it or even if I’d wear it at all.  (You didn’t see the oh-so-twee butterfly dress at all this month, did you?)  I did, however, discover one glaring hole.  I don’t have a single party dress.  A few weeks ago, we went to a friend’s birthday party.  I ended up going in a blouse and jeans,  Yes, it was a casual party and I would have been out of place in a cocktail dress, but it showed me that I do need something a step up from my only dress, which I would call a daydress.

The other thing I learned is that I feel that my handmade clothes are more precious than RTW.  Even though I do have some handmade tee shirts, I will not wear them for cleaning the house or working in the yard.  Does anyone else feel that way?

Another lesson learned: During Me-Made months, I spend more time on the computer and less time sewing.  I love seeing all the other participants’ outfits on the Flickr group, which leads to new blogs to explore and following, leading me into searches for new-to-me patterns.  Each Me-Made month, I’ve had plan to sew alot, but ended up sewing next to nothing.  This month, all I finished was a single blouse and the 40’s denim trousers.

And finally, I just wanted to say congratulations to all the Me-Made-March participants.  You all did a wonderful job and are so inspirational and supportive.  Each month, there have been more and more participants.  While I think this is a good thing and we’re spreading the love of wearing our handmade garments, it means that sometimes I feel like there are too many to comment on every single outfit post that I wanted to.  There is already talk of another challenge, probably in the summer.  I’ll probably be on board for that one, too.  Hope to see you there!

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About andreahg

I'm a stay-at-home wife and mom to two boys, a cat and two rough collies. I love to sew and knit with vintage patterns, primarly from the WWII era.
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One Response to Thoughts on Me-Made-March

  1. Sølvi says:

    Congratulations to you too! you looked fantastic in your me-mades all month. And I am am with you on the sewing/Flickr ratio in Me-Made months. I make less myself, and watch much more what others are doing. It is a great way of getting new inspiration!:-)

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