Isn’t film photography pretty? My brother-in-law snapped this photo of us on his old SLR, overlooking the Waimea Canyon in Kauai. I’m wearing a secret self-made tank (secret because it’s never been blogged), and the gentleman is wearing his well-documented birthday shirt, both of which are real work horses.
I’ve gone back and forth about participating in Me-Made-May this year. It’s an incredible event, one that deserves much of the credit for helping me sew truly wearable, versatile pieces that fit into my life. Thanks to MMM, I really do wear something I’ve made every single day. On the other hand, I’m starting some contract work and would like to give myself the proper time and resources to ease back into it. I’ll also say that my jeans form the backbone of what is essentially a uniform; they get worn nearly every day with whatever sort of top suits the weather and my whims, and I’m just not sorry. The jeans will always win, and they certainly are self-made, but they don’t always make for the most thrilling daily outfit documentation.
So! This May, my pledge will be a little different:
I will document one unique head-to-toe me-made outfit per week.
The rest of my Me-Made-May observance will consist of loving on the beauteous outfits that the sewing blogosphere creates with their self-mades. Happy May, everybody!