Me Made May ’13 Week II

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I had another great Me Made week wearing something Me Made every day! Woop! I’ve worn my amazingly versatile work skirt


My pink candy floss skirt, sorry it’s kinda a seedy photo…


My Jasmine by Colette Patterns


My PatternRunway dress. I decided that I really love the shape and drape of this dress and I will be making another, imagine it in wool crepe – *delicious*


AND today I’m wearing my Ginger by Colette Patterns – It’s such a great winter skirt!


How’s your Me Made going?

Me Made May and Meet Up

Here in New Zealand we are well and truly into winter – it’s grey outside, it’s been pouring all day and my boots are sodden right through to my toes. Full disclosure: I even bought some Ugg Boots last week.


I’ve dived into Me Made May head first and actually remembered to note this when I get dresses every morning! Well done me! My photographer was working late this week so I’ve only got pics of the last three days but rest assured that I have been complying with my pledge. Here is the evidence:


May 2: Houndstooth skirt; May 3: Vintage-y blouse and Grey work skirt; May 4: Ginger by Colette and gingham shirt (the first blouse I every made). This last outfit has become my go-to combo.

The Auckland Sewing Bloggers had their first Meet Up last weekend too! It was a great morning discussing our shared love of Sewaholic Patterns – Claire and I even decided to have a Thurlow challenge to conquer our fear of sewing trousers. Michelle from Every Stitch bought some great fabric which we pounced on and told us about how she was going to whip up a 1920’s dress IN ONE AFTERNOON for her daughter’s party! What a super hero! Unfortunately I forgot to take photos, I only posted one to my instagram of my lemon tart – what a fail!

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and I’m looking forward to the next one!

Me Made May Pledge

‘I, Penny of ‘dresses me’ blog sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear one piece of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2013. I will attempt to have no outfit repeats, though I can make no promises.’


Me Made May is one month of the year when Zoe of So Zo… challenges you to wear as much hand made clothing as possible … Throughout the month – not all at once!

Are you participating in Me Made May? What are you challenging yourself to do?