MMMThursday: May 29th through 31st (The End!)

This May I’m joining Zoe at ‘So, Zo…’ in a challenge to wear something handmade every day for thirty-one days. This post marks the fifth update of my progress and the completion of the challenge.

May 29, 2012

What:  The Cream Cowl Renfrew

Where:  To work.  I dressed up again since I knew it would be a long day, and I wanted a little boost.  I left work just after midnight!


May 30, 2012

What:  The Straight-Legged Betty Jeans

Where:  To work and then to pick up my husband from the train station.  He’d been away all week for work, and it was so very nice to see him again.


May 31, 2012

What:  The Stripey Renfrew

Where:  To work.  In honor of Zoe of ‘So, Zo…, the mastermind behind this month of handmade love, I took my daily photo standing in front of my door.  Thank you Zoe for yet another successful challenge!


May 31, 2012

What:  The Linen-and-Silk Shirt

Where:  To work as good luck while writing job applications.  Much thanks to my husband for participating in MMM!


The End Reflections:

We made it to the end of Me-Made May ’12!  Looking back at the month, I wore most of my handmade garments once with a few exceptions that either didn’t get worn (mostly because they’re either too fancy or don’t wear well) or got worn multiple times (mostly because they’re my favorites – Jalie Jeans, Minoru, Renfews).  I also wore a weeks worth of self-screened T shirts, which is at least less than last challenge.  I was even able to get a family member to join me three times this month – the fever is spreading!

I participated in the Flickr group, but not as regularly as I wanted.  Deadlines at work got the best of me, and I found myself only making the time to upload photos from my camera once or twice a week.  Still, just as last time, the support from the other participants was very encouraging.  Here’s a screen shot of my MMM’12 Flickr set; my handmade month in all of its glory.

I’d call this month a success.  For those of you who also participated in MMM’12, what are your reflections on the success of the past month?

14 thoughts on “MMMThursday: May 29th through 31st (The End!)

  1. Fantastic! I really enjoyed MMM12. The garments were easy as I have so many that I actually enjoy wearing. I do need more going out clothes. I love your photos.

  2. I was late to decide to take part in MMM and missed out on joining the Flickr group.. sent my request half way thru the month 😦

    I did record a my outfits on my blog and did one round up post today.

    I only pledged to wear at least 3 outfits per week, but ended up wearing 4 most weeks. It was hard for me because I have only started sewing (almost one year now) and so far all I have made are sleeveless dresses and 2 skirts!!!

    no shirts!! and all my dresses are too colourful for everyday wear.

    Because of the sewing community sharing their beautiful style with me, i am inspired to branch out and make other garments :):)::)

    Here’s my MMM if you wanna see my collage 😛

  3. Yay!! Happy Final Me-Made-May! Your outfits were always so put together and sharp looking (hmm… just realized that sounded like it came from my grandma…)

  4. You did fabulously this month! You know I’m a sucker for me-mades for daily living and your Jalie jeans and Renfrews and screenprints really show us that we CAN equip ourselves to dress daily, along with a few classic and feminine lovelies 🙂 That sounds like a perfect wardrobe to me.

  5. I love seeing everyone’s MMM posts, they are so inspiring! It’s my goal to participate next year. Maybe even get my daughter in on the act with Mommy-Made-May!

  6. I so enjoy MMM and being inspired by others’ style … yours included! You’ve got some real “wow” pieces & I love your screen prints too 🙂 I was less successful than you at Flickr which is a regret, but just one of those things ….

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