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a new skirt, a new sweater & Me-Made-May – The Self-Made Wardrobe Week 39

The Self-Made Wardrobe is a project where I only wear garments I’ve made.
It’s a year long experiment in getting dressed without clothing labels –
it’s a year about noticing patterns, trying things, and observing what happens.


Day-267

Day 267 – Friday, April 24th
black sweater // black tank top // jeans
black scarf // black heels // various rings // bead crochet bracelets

Day-268

Day 268 – Saturday, April 25th
Archer button up shirt // black tank top // black & white print skirt (new!)
black scarf // various rings // sandals!!

Day-269

Day 269 – Sunday, April 26th
hand knit sweater dress
black scarf // black leggings // various rings

Day-270

Day 270 – Monday, April 27th
2nd purple pullover (new!) // black tank top // jeans
robot necklace // bead crochet bracelets // rings // black flats

Day-271

Day 271 – Tuesday, April 28th
Versio sweater // black tank top // jeans
robot necklace // bead crochet bracelets // rings // black flats

Day-272

Day 272 – Wednesday, April 29th
Archer button up shirt // black tank top // black & white print skirt
black scarf // various rings // black flats

Day-273

Day 273 – Thursday, April 30th
1st purple pullover // black tank top // jeans
black scarf // bead crochet bracelets // rings // black flats

There’s no thrill, quite like the thrill of new clothing – especially when you can’t just run out and buy it.

This might actually be the first week, (since way back at the beginning of the project), where I finished & wore two new pieces of clothing in one week. And coincidentally, just in time for Me-Made-May!

I’ve never participated Me-Made-May before, since I’m about as much of a joiner as Daria Morgendorffer, and prior to this self-made wardrobe challenge my made-by-me-for-me wardrobe was basically non existent.

This year, I sort of forgot about Me-Made-May, until I was writing today’s post and realized that today is the 1st of May. So I guess, though I’m not “officially” participating, I am kind of participating by default.

Sort of? Maybe? (my internal Daria is feeling very conflicted.)

Either way, I’ll be following along with Me-Made-May on instagram (the hashtag is #mmmay15 if you want to follow along too.) And also, continuing my self-made wardrobe challenge, by wearing only garments made by me (accessories & undergarments don’t count) – and by the time May is over the self-made wardrobe project will have passed day 300 and officially be in the home stretch.

Are you doing Me-Made-May this year? Or have in the past?

4 Responses

  1. I don’t have enough handmade articles of clothing for me made May, and I don’t feel up to the challenge. I’d rather create at my own pace and feel what’s right for me at that time. As my knitting progresses I hope to be wearing what I make more often. Your self made wardrobe project is inspiring – I hope to get there someday.

    1. Holly

      Thanks Keren! It’s certainly a motivating goal to work towards – though I would definitely suggest taking your time, and getting there at your on pace. It’s as easy to make clothes you hate as it is to buy them, and much more demoralizing. 🙂

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