Writing this post meant only one thing, May has come and gone.. just like that! Gasp! It was an exciting month no doubt with ups and downs and I’m still taking a breather and recovering from it.
I started May with pledging to join in the Me Made May fun along with so many other sewists all around the world. Everyone had their own pledges and plans and it was really exciting to watch through all form of social media. I am so inspired my brains is bursting with ideas. I think I did great, I was in me makes for 20 days out of the 31 days in May. Hooray! That’s almost more than half the time. While yes, I had to mix and match and re-wear certain things in the month, the feeling was great and it made me proud of myself! It has also made me more conscious in looking to curate a handmade wardrobe that I’m comfortable in and things that I can wear over and over.
Throughout this challenge, it also made me realised how my handmade wardrobe is very much suited for the weather here in Singapore and things are mainly summery as I wasn’t able to find suitable me makes pieces for autumn in Australia. I also had a lot more work wear than casual ones for the weekend, so I’ve been planning to sew up some to add more colours to the weekends.
However, what I didn’t do so well was keeping to the 4 staple items I pledged to sew during this May. I only managed to do 2 due to travel and easing back to work since I was back from the holiday. I haven’t had much luck with this part of the pledge (last year too) and I’m probably going to re-hash and re-think my pledge for next year.
I started MMM being apprehensive about the photo-taking and uploading of outfits of the day onto my social media. But I’ve really come to realised that MMM is about being fun without being pressured into the need to create and upload beautiful photos. Like most of the photos that did eventually ended up on Instagram (@adesays), were all taken right before we headed out the door. On days when I didn’t plan for a photo, the Mister will sometime ask “no need for photos today?” HAHA.
So here are some more snippets on my makes to round off the month:
We also travelled to Australia, Perth for a week and had an absolute blast down under! It was definitely a much needed break and was really relaxing. I even managed to do a little fabric haul from the fabric place I visited and uploaded some extras ones to go on Apricot Fabric. So check that out if you are keen. Australia is definitely going to warrant another blog post. So be sure to check back.
Now onwards to June! Yet another exciting month. Right up, the sewing blogger interview with Allie J this Fri!