Me-Made-May: The Wrap-Up

Another Me-Made month has passed, and with just a little assistance from J Crew, Gap, H&M, and Charlotte Russe, I successfully made it 31 days wearing almost all clothing I made myself.
Whew!  Oddly, I really struggled through this month, despite that this was (I think) my 5th time to do a month-long challenge like this, and that at this point, I've been sewing for myself for almost 3 years now!  Did anyone else feel like May just wouldn't end?!  In the middle of the month, especially, I really had a hard time picking out outfits I felt like reflected my personal style rather than outfits that were just Me-Made and fit "the rules."  It's just plain easier to get dressed when I can mix my me-mades with my ready-to-wears, but then again, that's the whole point of this little challenge, isn't it?  :)  All in all, I always feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of these months, and I think this month has been my most colorful and most diverse so far, so I'm definitely still proud!  And, as I usually say:  I need to make more pants.

Favorite Days4, 11, 13, 15, 19, 25, 31
Not My Favorite Days:   2, 5, 16, 18, 23 (c'mon, Valerie!)
Me-Made MVPs:  Husband's Sweatshirt, Chambray Addiction Shirt, Maxi Dress-->Skirt, Striped Dress-->Tank, Favorite Top Ever, Elbow Sleeve Blouse
Dottie Adele:  I wore almost all of the items available in my Etsy shop throughout the week, so if you saw anything you like, click on over!  It just might be there :)

Thanks again for following along this month!  Until Self-Stitched September...


  1. I loved all your outfits! You have such a distinct style-- I never would have guessed that you were struggling this month!

  2. I agree with the comment above! Never would have guessed you were struggling. Add I'm sad number 16 is a not-so-favorite. I loved it! It must be the pink ;)

    Great job friend! Always love the collages. Yet again, you rocked it!

  3. Hahaha you took that calendar approach too. Nice. That's all I did though. XD Loving the presence of maroon/teal/mustard in your wardrobe. Just found your blog today, I'll be seeing you around.

  4. i wish there were that many of you in real life because then we could each have you forever!

  5. wow, fantastic pic with all your outfits! Good job