I’m half way through Me-Made-May 16 so I thought I should post an update. As I predicted in my first post wearing something handmade everyday has been pretty easy, as I think that around 75 percent of my wardrobe is homemade at this point (not counting underwear). But one perk of this project is that I’ve gotten some alterations and ironing done, which are the top two reasons why some of my homemade garments doesn’t get the wear that they deserve. Also I was pleasantly surprised by a little heat wave last week which meant I could bring out my summer garments, which make up a large part of my wardrobe, but gets very little wear, due to the harsh cold realities of living in Sweden.
I’ve documented my daily outfits on Instagram, which has required quite a bit of planning as I don’t want to do the same type of photo every day. I’ve mostly relied on my tripod and remote, but also on helpful co-workers, family members and friends to help with photos.
As for exploring my relationship with my me-made wardrobe, I would say that this experiment has made me really appreciate all the time and effort I’ve put into my clothes over the years. Also I feel a sense of pride regarding all my accomplishments and how much skills I have acquired over the years. Normally I have a hard time acknowledging this. Instead I tend feel like I could do much better/faster/be less prone to making mistakes, yadayada. But now I feel pretty chuffed that I’ve actually made all those garments myself!