ME MADE MAY: 27th May - 31st May 2013

Me Made May is over for another year!  Phew.  There was almost 6000 photos in the flickr group by the end of the month and I think I looked at ever single one.  Yep,  now that it's over I will definitely have some more time back in my life.   I enjoy being an active participant, commenting on other's outfits, but if the group grows next year, I think I might need a different strategy!!   

You are all sick of this by now, but my pledge was:

'I, Kirsty of Top Notch, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013, with no repeat outfits. I will also make two new wearable items and will not do any panic sewing!'

I succeeded. Yay! Last year I had a pledge of no repeat outfits but I repeated a lot of parts of outfits. Lots of blouses. This year, I did a lot better although I wore my cape a lot. But it's a new May make so I think it's justified :) I also sewed with purpose but not with panic and finished three items. There is a difference! I did find some gaps and really hope that next year I've replaced some of my RTW skirts, but I don't think (?) I'm  aiming to be completely me made so a few RTW items is ok. 

Here's what I wore, Click through the photo for details on flickr and comments from the lovely sewers.
27 May 2013
Monday 27 May 2013
28 May 2013
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Simplicity 2154 in Mawston Meadow
Wednesday 29 May 2013
30 May 2013
Thursday 30 May 2013
31 May 2013
Friday 31 May 2013 - THEME : RED


  1. I LOVE your 27 May dress and 29 May blouse (that blouse pattern has been on my to-sew list for months, it's so cute! – thanks for the pointers on the bow interfacing below).

  2. Hi Kirsty. I've loved all your outfits this year and so enjoy seeing all your gorgeous fabric choices! Wow, I can't believe you looked at every photo - that's serious dedication!

  3. You did a brilliant job with me-made May Kirsty, it was a pleasure to see your lovely handmade clothes every day. And I'm so impressed that you looked at all the photos, that is a mammoth task!

  4. What lovely clothes! You really inspire me to try some Liberty some day!

  5. Thanks Gillian. I just bought some more - when will it ever stop!

  6. Thanks Carolyn. All this extra time this week!!

  7. Thanks Kathryn. I think you must have looked at most of them too!

  8. Thanks so much! They are definitely two of my favourites as well!