Continuing on from my Week 1, 2 & 3 posts, this year I thought I would do my MMM blog posts a little different. I will be showing my memademays for each year I’ve participated along with 2020. This year marks my 7th year participating in me made may. The weather listed is for this year.
May 24th, 2020 – Thunderstorms, with a high of 77°F (25°C)
2017: Patterns for Pirates – Layer me up tee, Jalie 2445 shorts – unblogged
2018: Stitch Upon A Time – Brazi Dress from Sept 2017
2019: Burdastyle 01/2017 #103 hoodie and Jalie 3022 pants
2020: P4P boundless dress
May 25th, 2020 – Isolated Thunderstorms, with a high of 80°F (27°C)
2017: Essential tank and Palazzo pants as shorts
2018: Dress: New Look 6301 made June 2018
2019: Dress: New Look 6301 made June 2018 then Top: Patterns for Pirates ~ Layer me up tank made Aug 2016 Bottoms: Patterns for Pirates ~ Palazzo shorts made Sept 2017
2020: white rtw tee with P4P Walk the Plank Pj shorts.
May 26th, 2020 – PM Thunderstorms, with a high of 81°F (27°C)
2014: Top: Burda Tie Knot Tank 05/2007 #130 and Shorts: Dockers
2016: Burda 05/2007 #130 Tie-knot tank and A.n.a. Jean shorts.
2017: Jalie yoga pants in black (3022). Floki tee made with my Silhouette cameo and Adidas hoodie
2018: Ottobre 02/2017 #11 tee shirt dress
2019: Jalie 2805 Tee from August 2013 and Jalie 3022 Yoga Pants
2020: Love Notions – Rhapsody blouse with Closet Case Patterns ~ Ginger Jeans made June 2017
May 27th, 2020 – Partly Cloudy with a high of 81°F (27°C)
2014: Top: Burda Racer-back Tank 05/2007 #109A and Pants: Maurices
2016: Jalie 2921 Scarf Top casual, yet classy worn with A.n.a. Jean shorts
2018: Halla Agnes tank with an Octopus graphic made by me with my silhouette cameo. and RTW shorts (A.n.a. brand).
2020: a studio Ghibli tee I made with my silhouette cameo and my Jalie 3022 Yoga Pants
May 28th, 2020 – Rain showers with a high of 71°F (22°C)
2016: Patterns For Pirates Sweet Tee paired with my Ottobre Joggers
2017: Jalie Drop Pocket Cardi (3248) New Look 6470 Tank made in June 2015 (I really love this tank), and Gap jeans
2018: Stitch Upon A Time – Brazi Dress from April 2016
2019: tank is a RTW slimmer, capris are Sew a little seam – Movie Night Pjs (just made)
2020: Miss Ruby Tuesday dress from 1 puddle lane (unblogged at this time)
May 29th, 2020 – Cloudy with a high of 65°F (18°C)
2016: Targaryen Tee I made with my silhouette paired with my Jalie 2908 Jeans
2019: Top: P4P – Sweet Tee (just made) Bottoms: New Look 6054 Skirt
May 30th, 2020 – Sunny with a high of 69°F (20°C)
2016: Burda 05/2007 #109A Tank made in June 2015 and worn with A.n.a. Jean shorts.
2018: Jalie tank (2444) made in May 2016, just blogged and Jalie 3022 – Yoga pants from March 2017
2019: Halla – Agnes tank (made Jun 2017) with some RTW Seven Jean Shorts and then Stitch Upon a Time – Brazi
2020: P4P Sweet Tee paired with my M4M Chloe Maxi Skirt
May 31st, 2020 – Sunny with a high of 73°F (23°C)
2016: Pisces Tee I made with my silhouette and some A.n.a. Shorts.
2017: Jalie 3248 drop pocket cardi in black. New Look 6470 tank and Gap Jeans
2018: Simplicity 1801 Dress from Sept 2015
2019: Love Notions – Rhapsody blouse and RTW Seven Jean shorts
2020: Dress: New Look 6301 made June 2018
Things I learned through all the Me Made May Years:
2014: The most important thing I learned during Me Made May ’14, is that actually wearing my makes tells me about the fit more than anything. Spending the day in an item, moving around, and living in it, points out all the things I would change. More length, fix the shoulders, add width, make a smaller bust, etc. I enjoyed learning all these things. I actually got rid of 3 me mades this week because of the poor fit; however I am still happy with those patterns, I just know to make things different next time. Needs: Tanks, s/s shirts, shorts, skirts, swim suit, zip-up fleece jacket.
2015: I have to admit, I’ve done terrible at MMM this year. I thought I would do great since I have more makes, but as I went through my closet I realized not much fit me.
2016: I realized that I need more tank tops and shorts. I need to focus on them as well as a few more tank dresses.
2018: I really enjoyed seeing what everyone else wore and got some great ideas for makes in the future.
2020: I still have holes in my wardrobe that prevent me from wearing some makes. I still have things I want to remake that no longer fit me. I think the biggest lesson I learned this MMM is that I need to be sewing and not stressing about perfect fit as much. I have gotten to the point that I can’t finish makes or even start some because I fear they will not fit right or I don’t want to deal with the alterations. I look back over the years and see that I sewed more and was happier with my makes when I had fun and enjoyed the process, worried about perfect fit less.
That’s it!! Hope you all had a happy Me Made May 2020!!