It’s June already, can you believe that? May was a bit of a crazy month for me and I have to admit I was a little disappointed in myself. I was all pumped and committed to wearing at least one me-made garment each day, but I have to be honest, I got burnt out pretty quickly.
I think I just choked under the pressure of paying such close attention to my wardrobe, and finding the right time/angle/light for a photo. I can handle getting polished up for the once a week photoshoot for Sew Weekly, but everyday did me in.
That’s not to say I failed at the challenge. I only “let myself off” on three days out of 31. When I went to NYC I was paranoid about getting bedbugs from the hotel so I only brought things I was comfortable leaving behind…or burning. And I’m actually trying to make up for that by extending my commitment into June.
Some things I’ve learned, that I actually already suspected, were that I need more me-made t-shirts, and more me-made pants. The weekends are mostly spent at home in various states of pyjama pants or jeans, and comfy tees. And I would have been better able to wear my RTW tops with me-made bottoms if I had some pants to throw in the rotation.
Does anyone else have a rotating “system” for their closets? For example; first, I have everything separated by pants, skirts, jackets, dresses, blouses. And after I’ve worn something it gets put back in the closet on the right-hand “end” of that garment section. Then I pick out outfits staying in the left-hand side – not that everything gets worn in the exact same order, I just pick from those things that have made their way to the “front” so I know some distance has been made between wearings. Anyway, after a challenge like this, this system lets me see that there are certain things I’m not wearing and keep skipping over. Sometimes it’s because I’m waiting for an accompanying garment to come back into rotation, other times it’s seasonal, but sometimes it’s because I actually should pull it out and mend or iron or otherwise “fix”.
Did you all make it through Me Made May 2012?