Me Made May – An Overview!

Me Made May is officially over and it’s time to pick over the remains of a month of self-made clothing like a vulture over a carcass. I thought I would do a round up of my most liked outfits and also reveal my most worn item of clothing (I bet you can’t wait!).

By far and away my most liked (31 hearts on instagram) outfit was my self-drafted faux leather turquoise leggings, worn with “My First Sweater” a basic chunky knit Lion Brand Yarn pattern and a yellow scarf.

Yesterday's #mmmay15 self drafted faux leather leggings with also homemade my first sweater #memademay15 #sewing #knitting

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Second in line with was this Vogue dress with lace curtain-like fabric and a neon orange underlay which got 29 likes. I look particularly inscrutable in this picture – I am not sure why…?

Lace dress with neon underlay day for #mmmay15. Pattern vintage vogue. #memademay15 #sewing

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Finally the third most popular Me Made May photo with 27 likes was the Lisette Passport dress, worn here with a trench coat in sunny Glasgow.

Conversely my least liked photo was this:

Sadly I also had the chance to wear my waterproof cycling pants today too #mmmay15 #memademay15 #sewing

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Waterproof cycling pants – proving the observation I made in my last post which is that people really don’t like rain. This leads to my next big reveal: the waterproof cycling/hiking/camping pants were my most worn item of May. I wore them so often that I stopped taking pictures pretty early on so as not to bore people. Over the weekend a sales assistant in a camping superstore told me that this has been the coldest May on record. I have no factual evidence to back that up but based on the frequency I reached for the waterproof pants I would say it’s probably true.

Lots of bloggers like to talk about what they learned during the process of wearing homemade clothing everyday, but I am not sure I learned much at all. Maybe this is because I am particularly shallow or because I regularly wear things I have made myself and this felt more like a bit of fun than a journey of self discovery. Does everything need to be justified by a deepening self awareness? I’m not so sure. Or at least I am not sure that wearing faux leather leggings you made yourself deepens you in any significant way.

The best part of the month though was all the encouragement I got from friends, family and other people taking part in Me Made May. I was really surprised at how many people liked and commented. Thank you!

Well that’s it for Me Made May this year. I might follow up with a post linking to all my favourite instagrammers over the month. I think I’ll definitely take part next year, it may not be a journey of self discovery but it is fun!

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