Today is the last day of Me-Made-May. It’s been a bit (lot?) of a flop for me this year, and I’m disappointed that I wasn’t able to contribute more. I don’t like to whine about being under the weather, but this spring has taken the entire cake for lousy health, and I missed most days this month because of it. I’ve been shivering and shaking with fevers, and trying to sleep it off. When I have felt a little better, I’d wander down to my sewing area and work on a stack of projects that are cut and waiting to be sewn. Part of our challenge for this week – it being Friday and every Friday had a theme – was “red”. My shoes and this dress are my red contributions to the Flickr pool as I truly don’t own anything red – orange, sure, but not red. And looking at this, I’m going to change the top bands (which are completely fell stitched to the strapless lined bodice) out of a complementary red instead of the brown.
Anyways, the second part of our challenge today is to mention what we learned and appreciated. So here’s my list:
- I don’t have any me-made schlepping around clothes. I have lots of pretty me-mades in my wardrobe that are great for when sleep and medication are not part of what’s getting me through the day. This brings up a conundrum: do I really want to make loungey me-mades? My answer: no. I’ve enjoyed stretching my sewing and venturing into the world of knits and jerseys with various projects but unless a pattern jumps out at me, I don’t care to make up a stack of T-shirts or yoga pants or sweat pants or hoodies when I can buy such great brands like Roots. I’d much rather spend my sewing time on dresses, trousers, blouses, skirts, coats and other such might-look-or-be-considered-frosting garments. It’s what I like to sew, and so my schleppy wardrobe will remain RTW.
- I love my gathered-front tops aka Burda 9/2011 #106. I could make up this pattern forever as an exception to the first point of this list.
- I need red dresses.
I love being part of the me-made challenge each year. It’s just so much fun to see what other sewistas make and where. I am impressed by just how normal we all look in our very own clothes. It’s wonderful to think we do such a good job making our own clothes. I do hope you all enjoyed participating, if you did, and will join us next time, if you haven’t yet.
10 thoughts on “Me Made May ’13 Finale”
Of course you need red dresses. Everyone needs red dresses ….. I’m so glad you are feeling better and hope the sunshine helps keep you that way. And red dresses lol.
This dress is lovely on you, and you look to be on the mend.
oh no, sorry you havent been well. trust its not the kitchen reno getting you down !! 🙂
You certainlylook fully reecovered in that beautiful dress and great smile! Wishing you a healthy summer!
Cute dress for summer! What pattern is it?
I hope you are past the illness and feeling much better. Being sick is a bummer.
Oops! Sorry I didn’t reference the pattern. It’s Vogue 2902 – one of their vintage patterns.
You look wonderful in red-FWIW, this household has been ill also this spring.
Oh my goodness! I hope your health issues are in the past!
As a MMM non-participant, it seems like the month has really flown by, but it’s been fun to see everyone dressed up.
Your dress is beautiful. Glad you are feeling better. There is just no good time to be ill 🙂