Me Made May 2020 Round Up

Me Made May 2020 is over and I had a great time seeing everyone’s outfits everyday and following along with your pledges. My pledge was to document my outfit every day to analyse what I actually wear right now so I can focus on adding these garments to my wardrobe. My big focus was finding tops and bottoms that matched and I think I have made some real progress with this.

Days 1-15
Days 16-31

Trousers

There were definitely some favourite bottoms during the month- my Pietra trousers in navy linen look viscose, Monsal lounge pants in navy fleece back sweatshirting and Black linen look viscose Pietra shorts.

Pietra’s and Monsal lounge pants

This tells me one clear thing- I want high waists and lightweight, comfortable fabrics. I will definitely be making the Pietra trousers and shorts again, but I also want to try out a few other styles.

Other trousers I wore

I will try the Helens Closet Arden pants next, and would also like to try the Paper Theory Miller trousers. I have a few more pairs of Safiya trousers planned too.

Tops

In terms of tops there are a few favourites here too. I wore my Friday Pattern Company Square neck tops a few times each, and wore all of my Paper Theory Kabuki tees too.

Square neck top
Kabuki tee

I finished my Sew Over It Libby shirt and I love the options I have for styling it. I also wore a ready to wear shirt, so I will definitely be adding a few more shirts to my wardrobe (but no more Libby’s!).

Dresses

I am also missing summery dresses. I have a lot of dresses that I feel are more autumn/winter fabrics and colours. So I have been looking for some bright coloured fabric and have a few fabrics in my stash that will be perfect.

Dresses

What I didn’t wear…

So the obvious things I didn’t wear are my winter garments (hoodies, jumpers, winter dresses). There were a few summer items I didn’t reach for though, a few dresses and all my skirts. I think my focus on figuring out what separates work for me and in particular trousers and shorts had me avoiding this garments. And I definitely need more summer dresses! Last summer I was still breastfeeding Emily so avoided making too many dresses.

In conclusion…

I am so happy with the outcome of my me made may pledge and I think I really have evaluated what I am wearing right now and what I want to wear right now. We had a good range of weather too (good old Irish weather 😂) so I have a good idea of outfits and garments I will need to take me through our changeable Irish summers.

How did you get on with your me made may pledge? I hope it was successful too.

Sharlene xx