For the finale, Blouse Marthe transformed into a dress. I first made it as a top here, but ultimately decided to make it longer into a dress.
So, what did I learn from Me-Made-May?
I like blue a lot more than I'd realized.
Before this month I tended to make tops, tops and more tops. So this month I focused on bottoms and dresses. Here are some of them:
|Cropped pants using Alison Glass Handicrafted batiks|
So why do I keep making clothes? Why do YOU make 5 versions of your favourite pattern?
The answer came to me this way. I took up acrylic painting maybe a year or so ago. I kept creating new paintings. No one asked me "don't you have enough paintings?" It's expected as part of the creative process you keep painting.
Well, to me, ever since I took up sewing again last summer THIS has become my canvas, my outlet for my creativity. I can't stop creating so I don't. As I get more comfortable with learning about sewing, I am creating my own versions of patterns to suit myself. I so enjoy that. Sewing allows me to use both sides of my brain, the logical side to learn new skills, and the creative side by creating a garment that suits me and expresses who I am. Yes, I want to learn to dye, block print and all sorts of stuff I don't even know the names to. I am just having so much fun there's no reason to stop.
I can't wear my paintings (yet) but I can with my newly sewn clothes.
It's been great to see what other people are making. I want to learn to knit this fall. I want to make a cardi! I want to knit socks! So I have a year to at least one of those things done, right? ;-)
I am also pleased to have a few new readers who have left comments on my blog! That was another lovely outcome from this month - connecting to other sewists.
What have you taken away from Me-Made-May this year?