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Me Made May 2017! That’s All Folks
(Only seven days late, it’s still relevant, right…?)
GUYS, SO MANY FREAKING THINGS HAVE HAPPENED THIS PAST WEEK.
All of which will be insta-blasted in due time, but let me just say one thing right now:
Anywho, terrible gif aside (like, whats the deal internet?)
Here is the final little bit of my Me Made May! And then some fun pics! And even more exclamation marks!
I’m surprised this did not make an earlier appearance, as I wear it almost constantly. Rocking the true-to-pattern version of the Grainline Studio Hemlock Tee, blogged about here. Fabric is some sort of hella discount bin thing from Fabricland.
Full outfit stolen from this earlier blog post. Pattern is McCalls M7294 Misses’ Open-Front Jackets, Raglan Sleeve Top and Leggings. I actually don’t ever really wear this sweater (except for with this dress, obviously) but I think I might lengthen the pattern and try it out again. We’ll see.
Alright guys! This is it. On this day I actually did wear an Archer button up, but I wanted to showcase my legit most well used me made item, my back-purse-pack, which is a hack of the Colette Patterns Cooper bag. Fabric is Dottie’s Friends canvas from the Melody Miller’s Fruit Dots collection by Cotton + Steel. All of the hack deets (and colour pictures) are on this blog.
WHOA GUYS WHOA!
WE! DID! IT!
Well, I did it, and I pray to lord Jebus that you enjoyed looking at me do it.
The biggest thing I noticed while going through my collection of garments was the progression of my skills and interest from when I started making to where I am now.
The first year that I started sewing and stumbled across the hashtag for me made may, I knew that it was a goal for me and my sewing abilities to be able to fill up an entire month. Obviously in year one, I was nowhere near that mark and honestly, was barely any further when the next year came around. I guess that is what happens when you start making clothes from only really expensive quilting cottons (whoops! #life)
Last year, I had committed to posting items although I knew that I did not have enough garments to complete the full month, but I fell in love with searching through the tagged photos and finding new garments to create. I’m pretty sure the fact that I spent every waking second of last year creating garments had a lot to do with the inspo I got after completing my first (mini) me made may. Now, reminiscing with my very first full month of posts, I can see my strengths, weaknesses, and the huge gaps in my wardrobe where I need to continue to progress my skills (I’m looking at you, pants).
Welp! I can only get better, right?! I hope in the next few years, my RTW items will slowly fade away and my wardrobe (possibly other people’s wardrobes as well?) will be legit Natasha’s handmade c-l-a-s-s-i-c-s.
* A dream is a wiiiisssh your heart makes *
Anywho, as mentioned: the best part of may is to check out some of the rest of the hawt clothes everyone else is making!
PS. All of these are from instagram, I will tag the insta’s below. Heads up for the peeps who don’t mess with common sense: Yes, these pics are lifted from the internet. No, I do not own them. Sure, I probably shouldn’t be sharing them without permission. And duh, I definitely want to cut out my face and glue it onto these ladies faces and pretend their outfits are my own.
So, what is the moral of this pictorial journey? I sommeehow have to make my body morph into one that is crop top and baggy pant ready, because that is apparently my life now.
Also, blushes and light blues are very yassss.
Also, fuck all of these clothes are so god damn hella nice!!
Whoof, sorry, I had to get a little raunchy there because I JUST FEEL SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THESE LADIES AND THEIR CLOTHES, OK?!
ARE WE ALL IN-LOVE IN MAKING CLOTHES?
Until next year, my me made fans!