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Me Made May: Week Two

Week two: another scorcher. But my tan is already starting out strong. Let’s get right into the outfits, shall we?

Day 8: Black and White “Copy & Paste” Tank

Me Made May: Week 2- Trish Stitched

I made this tank out of leftover fabric from my bombshell swimsuit bottom, making is a great tank to work and run in. I was weeding this day and needed something easy to wear. I’m hoping to make a few more of these to get through the summer.

Day 9: Floral Shorts

Floral Shorts by Trish Stitched

Shared these shorts last week!

Day 10: Handmade Bag

Crossbody- Trish Stitched

Yup, I knew these days would come. A bag is the only handmade piece I managed to wear today.

Day 11: “Copy & Paste” Tank in Arizona Print

Me Made May: Week 2- Trish Stitched

Another tank, different fabric.

Day 12: Refashioned Skirt (unblogged)

Me Made May: Week 2- Trish Stitched

My mom didn’t want this skirt so I decided to change the size and wear it! I love this skirt and it is going to get a lot of wear in the coming months.

Day 13: Maxi Skirt Refashion (also unblogged)

Me Made May: Week 2- Trish Stitched

I bought this maxi dress years ago, but the top was a little too “boob-a-licious” for my liking so I chopped it off! Now I have a wonderful maxi skirt.

Day 14: Knit Circle Top

Me Made May: Week 2- Trish Stitched

I’ve been trying to hold off wearing this top the past 13 days. This is by far the most worn handmade item in my wardrobe so I’m happy I got to day 14 before wearing it!

Whew, halfway done!

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Me Made May: Week One

I’ve been trying to get this post out for days, so sorry it is a little late but…Week one of Me Made May has come and gone, and spring seems to have gone with it! It’s like we jumped right over May and went into July weather! It’s been a consistent 70-80 degrees here in New Jersey which has made going Handmade these past few days very difficult. I’ve realized that I need way more summer clothes, and actual work clothes.

For those of you who don’t know me, I work on my parents farm, Thursday- Sunday every week. I mainly work in the farm market-filling orders, helping customers, that sort of thing, but there are times when I am planting & weeding, taking care of animals and washing eggs. So I can’t really wear cute sundresses and sandals all day. Luckily, I get three days a week in my sewing studio so sometimes I will dress up for work (just to sit at a sewing machine in my apartment). So my life and wardrobe are kind of all over the place right now.

Day 1: Band of Florals Tee

Me Made May Week One- Trish Stitched

I started the month with a super comfy tee.

Day 2: Polka Dot & Floral Scarf

Me Made May Week One- Trish Stitched

My favorite fabric combination is polka dot and floral together. When I used to work for Anthropologie, the store got in a new scarf almost every day and since we had to look like the brand, I figured I’d make a scarf instead of spending money on one. These fabrics are beautiful and I love how they look together!

Day 3: Cranberry Anorak

Me Made May Week One- Trish Stitched

I made this last fall but it got so cold so fast that I was only able to wear it a few times! I happily pulled it out of my closet when the weather warmed up. I love this jacket. I love how it fits, love the color and the style.

Day 4: Active Leggings

Me Made May Week One- Trish Stitched

Today was a sewing day and I decided to wear my leggings as I just wanted to be comfortable. I need to make more of these!

Day 5: Shorts for a Shorty

Me Made May Week One- Trish Stitched

This day was a scorcher. My studio is in my apartments loft, which is at the top of the building, and as heat rises, that little room really heats up! I took out the first pair of shorts I made, two years ago. I have to wear a belt with these because I made them too big, but the outfit was cool and comfortable!

Day 6: Cynthia Rowley Grey Dress

Me Made May Week One- Trish Stitched

This is the second dress I made from this Cynthia Rowley dress pattern and I am so in love with the fit. This was originally made for my Halloween costume but it’s simple enough to wear on a daily basis.

Day 7: Arizona Cardi

Me Made May Week One- Trish Stitched

My favorite fabric of all time. Also my best looking photo shoot for a blog post. I made this last year to take on my trip in Arizona.

What I am starting to realize with Me Made May is that the patterns I’ve used, and the pieces I’ve made really do make me love my handmade wardrobe. I make clothing that I can’t find in a store. I make clothing that I believe my wardrobe needs and therefore, love the pieces even more. Some items I can make in an afternoon (like the leggings) but others take a few weeks of research to find the perfect pattern and fabric (my cranberry anorak) but each piece fills a void in my closet. This challenge is definitely encouraging me to make even more, which is very motivational!

I’ve also realized how far this little blog has come! I used to show apparel on my mannequin because I didn’t have a tripod, once I got my tripod, I was able to wear my garments in photos, but they were blurry. I finally got a new camera and started really working on my photos and I’m finally in a happy place with the look of my work. Next step is to get a remote so I don’t have to set my camera timer!

Me Made May

Me Made May 2015

Nothing like waiting until the last minute to make decisions right? I have been thinking about the Me Made May challenge for a while but didn’t want to commit because I really didn’t think I could wear handmade for an entire month. I mostly have dresses and skirts, not so many casual clothes so when I work on the farm, it might be a little difficult to wear handmade. But I’ve decided to try- even if it means just wearing a handmade scarf or bag.

‘I, Trish at trishstitched.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2015’

You can follow my Me Made May posts more frequently on Instagram (@trishstitched) and I will probably post a review after each week.

*For those who want to find out a little more about Me Made May, click here!*

I didn’t have a picture for this post, so here’s one of my sewing machine!

Me Made May- trish stitched