#mmmay17 – Week 1

This is my second year of participating in Me Made May, an annual event put together by “So, Zo… What do you know?”.  I pledged to wear a handmade item each day this month, but it’s not really out of the norm for me.  I tend to wear me mades everyday, but here is a round up of my first week.

Day 1

Plum Dolman

Pattern:  Plum Dolman
Designer:  Sew Like My Mom
Blogged:  Yes

Day 2


Pattern:   Greenwood
Designer:  Straight Stitch Designs*
Blogged:  No.  The pattern was designed for bindings, but I used bands.  I don’t like the fit with bands and haven’t made it with bindings yet.  I do like the overall look though, so I’ll definitely try it again soon.

Day 3


Pattern:  Oceanside Shorts/pants
Designer:  Blank Slate Patterns
Blogged:  No, but this is like the second time I’ve worn them.  I need to make some alterations before I’m truly happy with the fit, but they are cute.  I did like this photo though because it reminds me of an album cover.

Day 4

plum muslin

Pattern:  Same as Day 1 above

Day 5


Pattern:  Basics Tank
Designer:  Cali Faye Collection
Blogged:  Not this refashioned top yet, but it’s coming soon!  I did blog this tank pattern before though.

Day 6


Pattern:  City Girl Frock
Designer:  See Kate Sew
Blogged:  Yes, but with a different fabric.

Day 7


Pattern:  Camden Raglan
Designer:  Hey June
Blogged:  No, but I’ve made like 3 of these tops.  I love this raglan pattern!

Pattern:  Mabel Skirt
Designer:  Colette Patterns
Blogged:  Yes

My girl just insisted on popping her stuffed dog into every picture I tried to take on day 7, so I just went with it.  It never gets easier trying to take selfies, and I seriously feel narcissistic taking them every day.  It is fun to see everyone else’s makes though, and I’ve already discovered some patterns I need to add to my collection!  Are you following #mmmay17 on Instagram?  It’s seriously a look book for sewists.  I love it!

*What are affiliate links?  When you click on my affiliate links, you pay the same amount for what you buy, but the designer compensates me with a percentage of your purchase with no extra cost to you.  It’s like a sewing commission that lets me sew EVEN MORE STUFF!

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