Me Made May 2014: Days 18-25

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Day 18
Top: from Day 15

Day 19
Top: from Day 8

Day 20
Top: tank top drafted from McCalls 6744 (unblogged)

Day 21
Skirt: denim Hollyburn skirt (unblogged)

Day 22
Dress: from Day 3

Day 23
Day 24 and 25
Top: Same as Day 20
This weekend was such a cop-out! I wore this as pajamas Saturday night and Sunday so I'm counting it for two days. Shameful...

One more round-up to go!

Me Made May 2014: Days 12-17

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I'm way behind on posting these updates, so I'm breaking this one up over 2 days. So here's Me-Made-May Days 12-17. In these pictures you can tell I'm already getting sick of taking my picture everyday!
Day 12
Dress: Green Polka Dot (This is an old one so I can't figure out which pattern I used)

Day 13
Sweater: Forever 21
Top: Grainline's Tiny Pocket Tank with Lace Overlay (shown below and unblogged)
Skirt: JCrew Factory

I LOVE this lace piece! It's from this Etsy shop.

Day 14
Dress: McCalls 6711 (unblogged)

Day 15
Top: Deer & Doe Plantain (unblogged)
Skirt: Burda Jenny Skirt  (unblogged)

Day 16
Dress (worn as top): McCalls 6112

Day 17
Top: Obviously the same one as above. This was our anniversary weekend so I did no sewing and wore repeats...
I'll post the next set tomorrow. And then I need to start blogging about all these new things I've made! Getting back into the blog has been a slow process but I'm going to make it happen!
Happy Weekend Darlings!

Me Made May 2014: Days 1-11

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I was lazy and forgot to post last week, so here's my Me Made May update from May 1st until yesterday! Sorry this is picture heavy.

Also, I think the Blogger Gods might be punishing me for neglecting this blog for so long. I swear I blogged about several of the items below but I can't find them on the blog! So, a lot of these pieces are old but I have nothing to link them back to. Sorry!

Day 1
Dress: Simplicity 3503 (unblogged?)
Blazer: Stitchfix
Day 2

Day 3
Dress: McCalls 6744 (unblogged)
Day 4
Skirt: No pattern, just a tube with an elastic band (unblogged)

Day 5
Skirt: Jenny Skirt from Burda (unblogged)

Day 6
Skirt: self-drafted Dirndl Skirt (unblogged)

Day 7
Dress: Salme Patterns Pussy Bow Dress (unblogged?)

Day 8
Top: Out of Print McCalls Pattern whose number I can't find (unblogged?)

Day 9
Dress: Same as the skirt from Day 4, but worn as a dress

Day 10
Top: Sewaholic Renfrew (unblogged?)

Day 11
Dress: Butterick 5886 (unblogged)
So there's the first week and a half! This challenge has not been as hard as I initially thought, although it was certainly harder than previous years when I was sewing constantly. Of the last 11 days, 5 items were made in the last month and 6 were from back in the day, before my sewing break. I feel good about that ratio, and this month I'm definitely being challenged to sew more, which is good since I finally have a full-on sewing room that needs to be used!
Thanks for reading darlings!

Me Made May 2014

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Best laid plans amirite? It's pretty obvious that this blog has been sorely neglected of late but Me Mad May is going to change that! I hope...

I'm taking the pledge and jumping in! I'm borrowing Lauren's terminology on this one. I've haven't regularly sewn in a while and I've gained a some lbs since last time I did sew regularly so I'm hoping to wear one item per day and I'm letting myself repeat items, but not entire outfits. Here it goes!

I, Forrest of Presserfoot Propaganda, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2014, with no 100% outfit repeats.’

I'll be posting daily on my Instagram "forrestnicole" and probably doing a weekly round-up on this blog. See you soon!