This May I’m joining Zoe at ‘So, Zo…’ in a challenge to wear something handmade every day for thirty-one days. This post marks the first update of my progress.
May 1, 2013
Where: To work. Then to the hardware store. My husband and I are moving to Seattle at the end of the month, and I wanted to get started on the little repairs that need to be made before we leave our current apartment. I know we have almost an entire month, but I don’t like to leave things to the last minute! The outfit finished off the night over at a neighbor’s house for our weekly watching of Game of Thrones.
May 2, 2013
What: The Black-on-Black Pants
Where: To work. Then back to the hardware store. Then to another neighbor’s house for another show. We’re watching the first seasons of Downton Abbey. I know how what all of the fuss was about!
May 3, 2013
What: The Linen Knit Renfrew
Where: To work. Then to the hardware store yet again. Then to yet another neighbor’s house. It feels like I’m on repeat! No television this night though. We sat around sharing fun stories and drinking home-brewed beers. This particular neighbor always has six of his own beers on tap. He could make up his own Me-Made May with different beer combinations every day! For the Friday theme of ‘water’, I walked over to my neighborhood duck pond.
May 4, 2013
Where: Around the house. It was a day of chores… with some time to stop and smell the roses in the garden.
May 5, 2013
Where: On a morning run with friends.
Reflections on the week:
- The simple sleeveless Pendrell with its princess seams, the easy-to-wear knit Renfrew, and the classic Jalie jeans are always my go-to patterns. If my closet were filled with these and cardigans, I could be one content lady.
- I’m not so sure the Black-on-Black pants make the cut. The pattern fits well, but the wool is a disaster. I made the mistake of putting them through the wash. They got jumbled up with my other clothes, and I wasn’t the wiser until it was too late. Felt city. Scratchy felt city.
- I quite enjoy wearing the drape drape tank dress, but I really should take another stab at the neck line. Dare I unpick?
- I want to try to make another running skirt now that I have a serger.