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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Me Made May So Far

Hi guys! Are you participating in Me Made May? If you've never heard of it, it's an annual challenge to wear something you made every day for a month. This is my first year taking part, and I've only missed a couple days. Occasionally I just stay in lounge, workout, or gardening clothes all day. I haven't made much that suits those categories, so I haven't worn me-mades every day. 

It's been really fun to wear handmade clothes all month! I'm so inspired to make more and wear them all the time. 

My favorites right now are from Grainline Studio's patterns: the Scout tee, Lark tee, and Linden sweatshirt. These days, I love making basics out of fabrics that I will really wear all the time. I used to make dresses out of wild fabrics and crazy prints, and guess what? I almost never wore them. They were really fun to make, but they didn't get much use. Basics, on the other hand, get worn. (I'm still planning a couple of fun dresses, but I think I will wear them even with the more interesting fabrics I've chosen).

Here are some of the clothes I'm planning on making this spring and summer:

S/S 16 Sewing

Left column:
Moneta dress (Colette) in an Art Gallery floral jersey
Willow tank (Grainline) in Michael Miller double gauze
Oceanside shorts (Blank Slate) in Kaufman Brussels Washer Linen Blend

Right column:
Alder dress (Grainline) in Tuscany Pinstripe Chambray Linen
Inari tee dress (Named Clothing) in an Indah Ikat

I haven't used any of these patterns before, so it will be a fun adventure. I've used Grainline and Colette patterns quite a bit, so I'm pretty sure those will be successful. Blank Slate and Named are new to me, and I hope I'll like them! So far, my computers and printer absolutely HATED printing the Inari tee dress pattern. I had to spend a lot of time to get that simple pattern printed out. Hopefully it's not an omen. 

Are you sewing anything new for summer?

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