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The last week of my Me-Made-May ’13 challenge! I managed to wear, as I’d pledged, at least one of my own handmade (whether from scratch or refashioning somehow) articles of clothing or accessories each day. I must say that I’m pretty happy how it’s gone this month. I was worried that I’d end up half the month with regular store-bought clothes and just a me-made necklace or something. But I repeated clothes pretty infrequently and I pushed myself to even make various new clothes during this month (the reason why I don’t have posts ready for each garment or accessory, but they’ll be here sometime…). Go figure, I’d even completed a new project just in time for the weather to change here in Southern Italy, with the arrival of much rain and lowered temperatures, so I wasn’t even able to wear it in the end. Well, you’ll see it sooner or later, as well as the other projects.
Something that I really liked was that this challenge changed how I dressed each day. I don’t work outside the home these days, so I always have the tendency to wear the same comfy clothes days in a row. But having to take a picture each day and show it to the world pushed me to dress somewhat decently (except for some days, for example the day my son threw up all over me…) and also with more variation. I do normally wear my own creations, but not every day. This challenge helped me re-evaluate how I dress and I’m happy to see a particular style in these photos. Next time I’ll have to make it more difficult on myself, like wearing only me-mades and thrifted clothes, or something. We’ll see! For now, the last five days:
Luckily this picture was taken before my little guy dumped out all the bubble soap.
T-shirt with freezer paper stencil
On the merry-go-round. Yes, it’s the same cardigan as the day before (I’d gotten dressed in a rush) and a scarf. It was cool out and I’d lost my voice after being in the cold-ish wind on the pier in Bagnoli May 25.
Scarf/Cardigan/Shawl from a pashmina scarf
This time I was the one to suggest taking a photo of my Sofia, too, because she was dressed in three things I’d made her. Except there wasn’t anyone else there to take the picture, so we’re separate. I’m dressed similarly to May 15 just to show the difference after resewing the leggings seams in the right color thread. It’s much less noticeable, though it’s hard to get perfect because of the stripes.
Striped leggings from a long-sleeved shirt
On Sofia: hairband
Refashioned “clown” pants (
to be blogged! blogged!)
Shortened socks (the link is a guest post of mine, also in English)
Look, I finally got my hair cut! It looked awful before… Anyway, this last day of Me-Made-Me ’13 I wanted to wear as many me-mades as possible, but I didn’t have a clean shirt that fit in with this outfit. And I forgot to put in an accessory or two of mine. Oops.
Oval wool sweater vest (I wasn’t able to finish in time for this last day. It’s still missing the button and an embellishment I was thinking of adding on. In the meantime, I fastened it with this pin.)
Double ruffle skirt
Leggings from a long-sleeved shirt
(edit: I finally finished this sweater!)