1) Simplicity 2609 skirt for me
2) Butterick 5284 blouse for me
3) Kwik Sew 2881 top for Mitch
4) Lace-up dress as a gift
5) Jalie 2794 top as a gift
6) Kwik Sew Easy Sewing PJ pant for me
7) BWOF 02/2009-117 capri for me
8) Butterick 3344 top for me
9) Kwik Sew 2881 shorts for Mitch, although I have 2 more pair of these cut out...
Yes, that's right folks. Only 9 items sewn this month. That's a bit less than my usual baker's dozen, although considering how little it felt like I've been sewing this month, it's better than I thought. Most of the items were for me (5), with two for Mitch and two gifts. I sewed 11.25 yards, but only 4.75 of those were from my stash. We won't talk about the fabric I bought. I was definitely at a positive balance this month...
I can't even report any new techniques this month - blah. I did at least sew a burda magazine pattern, and I am working on sewing more coordinated wardrobe, in fact, I made 3 of the items from my summer 6PAC! I'm going to continue sewing with the 6PAC plan and also try to fill a few more wardrobe holes, and rescue a few orphans from the closet. There might be a surprise or two coming in the next month or so. Stay tuned...
Me Made May was really fun, although I admit that there are a few RTW items that I am really looking forward to wearing again. It was more of a challenge than I thought it would be to dress in entirely Me Made clothing for a full month, but I managed it! I am happy to say that while I did repeat some individual pieces (I'm looking at you, Jalie jeans!!), I did not repeat any outfits for the entire month. How fun is that? I definitely am feeling the wardrobe holes, but also got a feel for what items I really wear, which I think will really help direct future sewing. It was all in all a great exercise. I'm really grateful to Zoe for hosting it and all of the wonderful ladies who contributed. Now, I need to get back to my machines!!! Ladies, any help for my flagging mojo??