Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Unintentionally Me-Made-May-ing, Days 1-12

B5559
My most editorial photo ever, at the Hedgehog and the Fox outdoor sculpture at Princeton.

I've known about Me-May-Made for a few years now, but have never taken part for various reasons (lack of self-made clothing to carry me through an entire month, lack of time/interest, etc).     I've always felt that May would be the month to do the challenge because I make mainly warmer-weather clothing, as opposed to September when the descent into cold weather starts in NJ.

On May 1 this year, I realized that I happened to be wearing something I made and I happened to be lunching with someone who wouldn't mind taking my picture, and that I happened to have a minute to tweet it and hashtag it with #mmmay15.

Then it kind of went from there.

So here are 8 pictures from Days 1-12.

There were skirts from the same pattern:
NL6843-skirts-2
I love my New Look 6843 skirts.  I'm also wearing the Jalie 3246 shrug on day 1.

And also dresses from many patterns:
simplicity-dresses
And this dress with the scalloped collar and self covered buttons that was the #SimplicityTweetoftheDay
S1609

I have still not vowed anything regarding Me-May-Made 2015.  I've been wearing at least something Me-Made on the weekends, but not taking pictures.   The documentation process has been weekdays thus far.

Impressions:

  • This made me dig deep into my closet and re-examine why I'm not wearing certain dresses
  • I love that there is a garment from each year spanning 2010-2015 as well as an outlier from 2007.
  • I enjoy looking at the #mmmay15 tweets on Twitter.  I'm still not on Instagram but it appears that's the place to be, as most tweets about #mmmay15 are from Instagram.
  • It's really hard to take a decent photo in bright sunlight without shadows.
  • Flickr does not provide any mechanism for producing photo collages which is disappointing but I have added that suggestion to their suggestion page.
  • I've had 5 different photographers (including myself) for these 8 photos and it is always interesting to hear the others opinions!
  • The folks @sewsimplicity are enthusiastic re-tweeters.  I've gotten new Twitter followers because of that. Thanks!  Love that enthusiasm!
In other news I had to take a day off  today.  It is gloriously, delightfully beautiful from my current location, writing this in my backyard.  Yay Spring!  

So are you doing #mmmay15? 
Be well!

16 comments:

  1. Totally agree with you on how much easier it is to do me-made in warm weather rather than in cold. I'd NEVER get through a me-made January!

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    1. Exactly! When the snow is flying, my little dresses are not going to cut it....I'd have to become a corduroy pants making factory...

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  2. Isn't your version of B559 just gorgeous - and it fits you so well...

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    1. Thanks! I didn't wear it very much last year but this challenge made me rediscover it.

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  3. No MMM for me. I'm not in school at the moment, so my daily outfits take a turn for the grunge. Hah. I suppose I could have some me-made grunge.

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    1. Ha! What about all your jeans? You might have enough jeans for the whole month!

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  4. I'll have to go look up some of the others on Instagram! You need to get out there!

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    1. There are tons of #mmmay15 pics on IG! I still haven't signed up...sometime!

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    2. I finally joined and I love it. I don't follow as many sewers on it as I do blogs so it's more manageable. I hated missing all the in-progress stuff that they weren't blogging.

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  5. Wow…all of your garments are fabulous but that B5559 is absolutely stunning!

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    1. Thanks Tomasa! Maybe I should sew it again!

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  6. You have a great wardrobe of MMM pieces and I'm so glad you've joined in.

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  7. Wow, what a great collection! You have great taste.

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  8. You know that first photo reminds me of the entrance to Petra... You are having a great MMM so far!

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  9. I am REALLY loving the me made Day 5!!!!! My life has too many moving parts for me to participate in such a thing, but I love watching what others post!

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  10. Wow! S2406 made up in a woven fabric looks fabulous! I've made it in a knit, twice, and it does not translate well at all.

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