But yea! Me-Made-May is just around the corner. Like less than 24 hours for me and possibly even less so depending on where in the world you are. I had a great time last year participating for the first time and seeing all the gorgeous garments everyone else created. I was inspired by lots of people and discovered lots of new blogs. In fact, Me-Made-May 2013 was the kick in the butt I needed to start my blog in the first place! So I owe Zoe a few extra kudos for coming up with such a great international event. So here I go with my pledge!
I, Erin of F is for Flamingo, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2014.
In addition I’ve added a few extra personal challenges
- I’ll avoid wearing the exact same outfit twice. If it’s a dress that means a minimum of switching up accessories & shoes.
- I’ll try to avoid defaulting to a Renfrew & jeans as much as possible. I’ve already professed my love for Sewaholic’s Renfrew, but last year it was an easy fall back and I want to step up my game this year.
- Speaking of jeans, I’m hoping to finish the month with 2 pairs. This means getting around to finishing my 95% done Thurlows (Also Sewaholic) I’ve had laying around since January. Plus cutting & sewing my first pair of Named Jamie jeans. Naturally as me-mades they won’t count as a default.
- In addition I’d love to squeeze in a couple more projects this month. I’ve got a few all traced out & ready to go with prewashed fabric and everything.
Oh yeah, as I mentioned at the top there has been sewing – both selfish & unselfish going on. So here’s a few of those projects I’ll include so this post isn’t entirely photoless.
|I can almost hear the sleigh bells ringing...|
This is my first complete version of Kitschy Coo’s LadySkater dress. (I’ve never bothered to go back & adjust my true first version because seam ripping serger seams is not my idea of fun!) I finished this in time to wear to a good friend’s bachelorette weekend at a snowy mountain resort. I swear I had the best intentions of getting photos of it in the snow (can’t get more wintery than fairisle reindeer.) but between a forgotten battery charger & I-90 being closed for avalanche control due to a massive snow storm it was almost forgotten. I do have a single iPhone photo but next to the blinding white snow it didn’t turn out that great. Regardless I like the dress – this knit from GirlCharlee didn’t quite have the correct amount of stretch so I cut the bodice out a little bit bigger.
|Check out that seam matching!|
I’m super thrilled with my most recent version so I’ll chat more about this pattern later. However on the website is a baby version of the pattern which turns out supercute & I highly recommend it for using up knit scraps for any baby girls in your life. Probably a good thing I don’t have a little girl of my own because I suspect I might be inclined to make massive amounts of mommy & me outfits… so a friend got it for her baby instead.
I’m totally willing to admit she wore it better however I have superior “holding still for the camera” skills. The only changes I made were to add the applique to the front (added bonus that it’s super easy to tell the front from the back!) and added a gathered skirt since it fit the print better.