MMMMonday: May 1st through 5th

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

What: The Gray-and-Teal Floral Pendrell and the Original Jalie Jeans

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

What: The Linen Knit Side Drape Dress

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

What: The Good-Enough-for-a-First-Try Running Skirt

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.

8 thoughts on “MMMMonday: May 1st through 5th

  1. I’ve seen tons of bloggers doing the me made may challenge and I am so keen to join it next year! All of your items look good, I wouldn’t worry about doing any unpicking.

  2. Wow! all your outfits look great, esp the pendrell and drape dress. I saw Me Made May and thought about having a go for about a second before realising I’ve only made three or four items..maybe next year.

  3. I love your outfits! I can’t see anything wrong with the neckline of the drape drape dress, though. Unpicking knit seams is a particularly awful chore, so I wouldn’t do it unless you’re really unhappy with the current state of things.

    It’s nice that you’re so close with your neighbors! Mine are all older (and Greek), so they think that we’re insane with our pugs and our constant blog photo shoots out in the street!

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