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Weekend: Me Made May Week 2

By Mmadalynne @mmadalynne

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Two weeks down, two weeks to go. We’re halfway through Me Made May!

I gingerly signed up for this challenge, committing to wear 2 me-made garments a week. Totally attainable, unlike my daily to-do list. Well, I’m hear today to report with much gusto that I’m surpassing my initial goal by 2-3 garments, which means I’m wearing a self-stitched item  4-5 times a week. Let’s not get technical… who am I kidding, let’s get technical. Five-seven to seventy one percent of my weekly wardrobe is handmade! Thumbs up and mad props go to Maddie!

The number of garments I’ve made is no where near Lauren or Marce’s, but I’m surprised how many ways I’ve been able to pair the pieces. Yeh, I’ve worn a couple items more than once in one week (my gabriola and my Cora Gwendolyn shorts!), but so what? Also, I’m proud that each article is holding up multiple wearings and washings so well! That means I’m doing a good job with construction. No broken zippers or ripped crotch seams (I just learned the correct term for this – crotch blowout). Phew! That would be a disaster of titanic proportions.

I still haven’t grasped the daily Instagram selfie. Baby steps, people. If only I could channel Sonja and be a hilarious mix of spastic, sprightly and quirky. If there’s one thing she needs more than her sewing machine, it’s coffee!

How are you doing with Me Made May?

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