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Halfway through me-made May

Shh, I’m not actually officially doing Me-Made May this year. I didn’t properly sign up and make a pledge or anything, since I wear me-made nearly every day anyway. But it’s a nice excuse to show what I do wear day to day and how my handmades fit into my wardrobe and life. What I’m noticing since this time last year is a) how many more good quality makes I have that fit my style and lifestyle b) how much easier I find it to get dressed these days, due to point a) and my ruthless and ongoing Konmari clearout.

What I’m also noticing is how tragically predictable and categorisable my clothes are. Observe:

Me-Made May '15
Exhibit a: little black dresses. Plantain and to-be-blogged self draft.

Me-Made May '15
Exhibit b: print dresses. Two Holly hacks in fact – kitty and wax cotton.

Me-Made May '15
Exhibit c: monochrome top + pants. Left: Maya top and Uniqlo jeans. Right: Cos top and Burda pants

Me-Made May '15
Exhibit d: black skinny pants + colourful top + cardi. Colourful by my standards, which is still pretty sludgy, ha. Left: Morris and Gingers with a Marc Jacobs tee. Right: Datura, Uniqlo jeans, ASOS cardi.

I haven’t had too many major revelations re things I need to sew more of, but one thing I would like for spring/summer is more midi length dresses that I can wear tightsless without feeling cold or self-conscious. I’d also like a couple more skirts so I have top + skirt options alongside top + pants or dress. And more Gingers, always, so I can retire my RTW ones. I’m calling it a successful MMM so far! How’s everyone else getting along?