Descent from M-M-M’12

I must confess, the Me-Made-May’12 challenge proved to be just that – a challenge!  Several days each week I did wear something I made.  The other days?  I either completely forgot, or was just in the mood to wear something else.  And some of the days when I did wear something I made, I forgot to photograph my ensemble.  So there you have it.  We are at the end of May, I did not make the challenge, but I did learn something from it:  I have some items that I tend to wear over and over, while some of my other items sit idle in the closet either forgotten or ignored.  I have beutiful garments that I put a lot of time into constructing and I need to make a conscious effort to ensure they get their due time on the runway.  I guess it is no different from my RTW clothing.  I have some items I wear over and over while others sit idle.  Perhaps I need to clean out my closet. 

I leave you with a couple photos from this week:

Simplicity 1806

Simplicity 2154

Right now I am piecing together a few quilt squares for a bed runner, I have a Vogue top on my cutting table, and I have a baby gift in queue.  Hopefully the remainder of this week I will be productive.

ME-MADE-MAY’12, Week 1

One important thing this challenge has taught me, is that I have not made near enough everyday pieces of clothing.  Most of what I have in my handmade wardrobe are dresses, jackets, and skirts.  Here is the first installment of my pledge to participate in this challenge:

Photo 1Simplicity 1806   Photo 2Jalie 2908   Photo 3Vogue 1275  Photo 4Simplicity 3790  Photo 5:  Simplicity 3867

I have a pair of black denim capri pants almost complete.  I simply need to hem them and add a button at the waistband.  Pictures should follow soon.  Also, look for more of the aforementioned everyday pieces of clothing in the near future as that is my focus for summer sewing.