It’s finally May, the best month of the year for sewists! In honor of Me Made May, we’re showing you our favorite 3-pattern outfits so you can isewlate in style.
Me Made May is a special month-long sewing event designed to encourage sewists to wear more of their me-mades. It was started by Zoe of So, Zo and has been going for over ten years! Some sewists take it very seriously, pledging to wear only me-mades all month and share photos of their outfits every day, while others are much more casual about it, popping in with a photo every once in a while. Some sewists prefer not to post photos at all, instead admiring what others make and getting inspired for future makes. The great thing about Me Made May is that there’s no right or wrong way to do it—you can make it your own.
So let’s take a look at some of our favorite all-handmade ensembles. And if you’re feeling inspired to get in on Me Made May, the best place to do it is over on Instagram by searching and following the hashtags #MeMadeMay and #MeMadeMayPlus.
Isolate in comfort
Impress the pets! (And all your online fans)
Warm days, cool nights
Summer is just around the corner here in the Northern Hemisphere, but the nights are still chilly. Layer a Holyoke Maxi Dress over a Concord T-Shirt for a daytime look, and then top with a Harrison Shirt (worn open or tied at the waist) for those cooler nights.
If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, this look is perfect for this transitional time. Wear a Tobin Sweater over Ames Jeans and thrown on a Chilton Trench Coat to keep warm as temperatures drop. (Sewing your first pair of jeans? Check out our Jeans Making for Curves online workshop for extra help.)
For the work-from-home office
For when you actually need to leave the house
Most of us are not leaving the house much these days, as we do our part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. But if you’ve got to pop out to the grocery store, why not use it as an opportunity to show off some me-mades? We love the Dartmouth Top for a slightly more elevated t-shirt, and pair it with the Ames Jeans and Fuller Cardigan.
Decompress through movement
We’re all learning to get creative with our at-home workouts right now. Focus on finding movement that feels good and helps you relieve some of the anxiety and stress of quarantine life, plus do it in style with the Spruce Tank and Belmont Leggings. For your cooldown, top it off with a Cedar Dolman Top!
Get dolled up for a special evening
We feel you—every day feels pretty much the same right now. So mix it up with a little backyard date night and invite along your quarantine buddy, your furry friend, or simply a good book. The Montrose Top and Ellis Skirt are perfect for hanging out in the backyard or on the deck in style, and top it off with a Tobin Sweater when it gets chilly at night.
Mix it up!
We hope a few of these outfits have inspired you to try a new style or a new pattern. Do you have a 3-Cashmerette-pattern trifecta that you reach for time and again? Tell us about in the comments below.