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…me made may week one…

…me made may week one…

One week in, and it’s interesting the difference in mindset from last year. Last year, it was fun and exciting and fresh. This year it’s…normal. Not that that’s a bad thing – in fact, I think it’s good. It means I’ve integrated my me-made items so effectively they are just regular clothes and not really anything special. Narrowing down my options to me-made besides a few defined exceptions has been really helpful in seeing where my wardrobe gaps are.

But first, the outfits!

Photos are in reverse order because that’s how they are in my phone camera roll!

DAY EIGHT: Plantain tee (long sleeve) in white cotton jersey remnant, Annie a-line skirt in Echino double gauze via destash

DAY SEVEN: Plantain tee (short sleeve) in spotlight jersey, self-drafted batwing jumper in stash fleece, Avery leggings in black supplex

DAY SIX: Plantain tee from day eight under Sagebrush Top in gingham (teamed with wrangler bootcut jeans)

DAY FIVE: Plantain tee (short sleeve, upsized, broad shoulder adjustment) in white bamboo jersey remnant, self drafted skirt in spotlight linen (denim jacket gifted as-new by my SIL)

DAY FOUR: Life Sew Savory hoodie in blue marle jumper knit remnant

DAY THREE: Life Sew Savory hoodie (cropped, 3/4 sleeve) in mulberry jumper knit remnant, Hudson pants in black French Terry remnant (tank by Just Jeans)

DAY TWO: grey jumper from day seven, self drafted cami, Avery leggings from day seven

DAY ONE: Plantain tee (long sleeve) in navy poly jersey remnant, Ida Blouse in white cotton lawn remnant (skinnies from JeansWest).

It’s been very much a home week, so I feel like I’m reaching for my loungewear basics over and over. It’s also gotten cold quickly, and I failed to realise how few jumpers I have, especially those I can use to do yard work etc in. I will need to work on that, though I have let a couple of medium weight Kathmandu jumpers slip into the rotation.

My focus this week will be to add at least one pair of Avery leggings to the collection, and finish the body of my cardigan (and hopefully also get some decent progress on the sleeves!). I have fabric coming from Friday’s half price remnant drop to sew up some nice jumpers for going out and about, so hopefully will be able to get a start on those. If you have a great pattern for outer layers in knit fabric, let me know in the comments!!

Aside from the jumper issue, I have managed to stick to all my self-imposed guidelines, which is a good start, one week in. If this year is anything like last, I know the tail end of this second week is where things will start to get tricky and/or boring, so I’m hoping to add some sewing time to my afternoons to give me a chance to both plug those holes I’ve noticed, and give me a new item or two to wear to break up the monotony!

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