I skipped May 1 because it was Pascha. But after that, I took photos every day. As it rained all.week.long, I didn't even try to do better than iPhone photos.
May 2: A Sewaholic Renfrew and thrifted skinny jeans.
May 3: A to-be-blogged tee made using a mash-up of the Renfrew and Plantain t-shirt patterns and heavily altered linen pants from Old Navy.
May 4: A Plantain tee and a denim quarter-circle skirt made using the By Hand London Circle Skirt calculator. The skirt is one of the garments I had forgotten about. I didn't like it much when I first made it, but it started to grow on me when I wore it on Wednesday. I guess that one of the purposes of this whole exercise, anyway.
May 5: New Look 6937, or something like that, which is the first garment I ever sewed for myself using a commercial pattern. The experience was so horrible that it was very nearly the last garment I ever sewed for myself. This pattern has some particularly bad drafting and the instructions were not sufficient for my then-beginner self. The back is really wonky - I had to do some creative tucking and darting to get it to fit properly. It's kind of hard to believe that I sewed this only four years ago. I feel like I've come so far since then!
May 6: A self-drafted rayon tee based on a RTW shirt I own. I really need to make another of these, not lease because this one was hit with a nasty grease splatter while I was cooking dinner that night, and it did not come out. I really need to make a habit of wearing an apron while cooking. Does anyone do that anymore?
May 7: My brand-spanking-new Itch To Stitch Lisbon cardigan, which I sewed this week after seeing the pattern come out. I will be blogging this one soon. Underneath it I am wearing a Maria Denmark Kirsten Kimono tee.
I'm calling this week a success. I had only set myself the challenge to wear me-mades four times a week, and yet I managed to do so every day. When the weather warms up (come on!) I should be able to manage total me-made-ness because I have a number of handmade skirts. It is clear, though, that if I really want to become clothing self-sufficient, I will have to overcome my fear of making my own jeans. Because when it is cool out, that is all I wear. Maybe this fall ...