On the eve of Me-Made-May, how does my closet look?

Here it is, the eve of Me-Made-May, the month where I’m about to put on something I made every single day.

Maybe you’re about to do the same and I’m wondering, are you excited? Nervous? Worried you’ll run out of creative combinations, or clean laundry?

What’s in my closet, do you wonder? Well, here’s what I’m working with, unless I get super crafty over the weekend:

I also have a few pre-blog projects to throw into the mix:

  • Printed Poppy-print Skirt
  • Sheer Navy Floral Blouse
  • Wool Glencheck Vest
  • Black & Cream Print Voile Skirt
  • Navy Satin Wrap Dress

Yikes. Going to be an interesting month of outfits if I don’t get some one-on-one time with my sewing machine real soon.

As the month of April ended, I started to feel a bit of panic, as if I needed to spend every possible spare moment sewing clothes or else! Of course that’s when things start to get hectic at work, my volunteering shifts begin, and on top of it all the weather is starting to get nicer and I want to get outside…

So I took a deep breath and remember that sewing is my hobby, not my life, and I can’t get bent out of shape if I don’t get time with my sewing machine for a few days. I’ve also been comparing myself to some of the lovely and talented bloggers I read, some of whom have flexible or part-time jobs, and remind myself I make a ton of stuff for someone who works full-time. That’s 6 items in just over two months, and one of them was a lined coat! Not too shabby.

For a self-proclaimed sewaholic, this lack of Me-Made itemsĀ  in my wardrobe may be embarrassing, even though I know there’s more on my plate than just sewing for myself. Well, there’s nothing like embarassment to give me a kick in the pants – guess you know what I’ll be doing this weekend!


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8 Responses to On the eve of Me-Made-May, how does my closet look?

  1. Clare April 30, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    I thought I had another couple of days until may! yikes! I had such grand plans of what I’d sew until work got in the way. I guess I’ll be relying on mainly pre-blog clothes too!

  2. Clare April 30, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    ps I LOVE that border print skirt.

  3. Ali April 30, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    it’s funny how we stress ourselves out over sewing, isn’t it? (i do the same;) looking forward to your progress in may! great thing is, that statement coat can definitely get you through many days: handmade and versatile!

  4. Stacy April 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    I have lots of me-made clothes to choose from, but what’s stressing me out now is the thought of a whole month with only one pair of black pants and NO jeans. Maybe this exercise is teaching me that my normal wardrobe is way too dependent on black pants and jeans!

  5. Uta April 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    Looks great! I love the glencheck vest; I’d probably wear it over everything! (Viola! Me-Made-May with only one garment…)

  6. Tasia April 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    Thanks all for the comments! I had so many ideas of what I wanted to make before May started, and then somehow the time just flew by…So I have stopped stressing and if I end up wearing the same few items over and over, so be it! At least they will be well used and loved.
    Uta, you’re right, I probably can wear the vest over nearly anything. I’m betting that the vest and my blue Lady Grey coat will be my go-to items over the next month.
    Yay for Me-Made-May!

  7. Erica May 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    May came so quickly! I had so many plans of projects to complete but like you, life took control and left me with little time to sew. I’m not sitting as comfortably as you are with me-made items, but hopefully we can encourage each other and get to our hobby again!

  8. Jana May 2, 2010 at 2:55 am #

    Laundry is my main concern, too. That and I only have one top! I absolutely adore your statement coat, by the way. It’s beautiful. Good luck with Me-Made-May :)