My (delayed) Me-Made-May Round up! (Part II & Final Thoughts)

 

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After my long blogging absence, this week you’re going to see me quite a lot around here 😉 Today I bring you the second part of my Me-Made-May round up (you cans see the first part here). Enjoy!

Third week

  • The Maya bra has become a staple in my wardrobe too! Its rounded shape looks amazing under every top I own
  • This blue dress is made using a BurdaStyle pattern with some modifications. The instructions on the magazine were a bit… peculiar, but the dress came out well in the end, and it looks great with everything!
  • It’s been almost a year since I made this Catrina skirt, but every time I wear it I like it more. I’m still regretting not having bought all the fabric that was in the bolt…
  • I’ve found the perfect companion for my Ballerina bra: this RTW dress is wide enough to hide all the tulle, and just as flirty and feminine as the bra it covers 😉

Fourth week

  • Remember my Brumby skirt? Now is the perfect time to wear it! Paired with a striped top, this outfit just screams Summer to me!
  • I wear this Strawberries and Cream bra almost every week since I made it, but I never occurred to me that it can be paired with my handmade lace knickers! Despite the lace not being the same, they look so well together 😉
  • These black culottes were the last handmade garment that I wore on Me Made May, but they were one of my first makes! I’ve made some adjustments to them and now I love the fit. Also, culottes are on trend this season!

Final thoughts

  • Seeing all this pictures I’ve realized that the obvious garment that my handmade wardrobe is lacking is… jeans! Hopefully, I plan to address this issue very soon: I’ve decided to try the Morgan Jeans pattern by Closet Case Files! And if that goes well, I’m even thinking about making the Ginger skinny jeans next! It would be so fun to tackle some distressing techniques on all that denim… 😛
  • Also, my lingerie drawer has a serious shortage of bottoms. Having miss-matched undies never bothered me before, but now I feel that my handmade bras, which take me so many time and effort to make, deserve some pretty knickers to go with them. It’s time to go back to the sewing machine!
  • And, last but not least, I’ve noticed that wearing my handmade garments makes me think more carefully about the whole outfit I’m wearing, and all that effort really shows! I love the sensation of wearing one of my me-mades and feeling stylish and put together. Also, it’s soooo nice when someone says “I love your dress” and you can answer “Thanks, I made it myself!” 😉
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4 comments

  1. Looks like a great month in me-mades Sofía! I definitely agree that wearing clothes I’ve made makes me much more thoughtful about my outfit 🙂 can’t wait to see what you make next! x

  2. Thanks Maddy!! I’m starting to add more me-mades to my everyday outfits and it feels great! Besides, after seeing a documentary about the poor conditions of the textile workers in some Asian countries, I’ve made a pledge to buy only ethically made clothes, so… me-mades are a perfect solution! 🙂

  3. Jeans yikes! I’m so afraid of them but I feel the same as you do – my wardrobe should have me-made jeans! I’m not sure how to get those notions for them, and what engineering does it need haha 🙂 But I’m thinking about Ginger jeans for so long..

    1. I’m so afraid of jeans too! 😉 But I want to take this challenge, even knowing that the first try won’t be a success! I’ve found some nice denim fabric that’s just waiting for me to overcome my fears 😛 I’d love to see your version of the Ginger jeans too!

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