Me Made May - Wrap up
It's here! The last day of the month. And I'm happy to say I met my goal!
29. Grainline Scout (right) | 30. Grainline Alder (Top) | 31. Grainline Archer (Bottom)
My original pledge was:
This month, I pledge to wear at least one me-made item each day. Pajamas and clothes I wear under my work coveralls count! I also pledge to use this month to focus in on what clothes I reach for and what I don't and improve my wardrobe with this knowledge.
And I did it! I wore at least one me-made item per day, often multiples. I have a smallish wardrobe and like it that way, so it's not surprise that I repeated things multiple times. But overall I wore over 20 different me made items!
Here are all of my looks this month.
And now, for part 2 of my pledge. The data.
I tracked (almost) every clothing item I wore. If I wore something only to sleep in or under something else (bike shorts under work jumpsuit, for example), I generally didn't put it on the list unless it was counting as that day's item. For each item I captured fabric and pattern information and put it all together in a spreadsheet.
Then, I broke out the pivot tables. I know you all read sewing blogs to get that sweet, sweet, data analysis, right? So let's look at some charts and graphs.
I knew from the start that I liked Grainline Patterns. I didn't know QUITE how much. I also knew I love Nani Iro. So now I won't feel bad about all the money that goes toward Nani Iro fabrics on a regular basis!
For specific patterns, I honestly wouldn't have predicted this. If I had guessed what pattern I wore the most I would have thought it was Simplicity 1873. But Scout and Archer apparently blow that out of the water. Also...I only wore 8 patterns all month? Maybe a pattern stash cleanup is in order.
Fabric source info is again, not really a surprise. But it has given me some better motivation to not buy fabric at Joann unless it's really special. It's also clear just how much of my fabric shopping I do online (which is fitting, since I buy everything I can from Amazon).
Fabric type tells me I need to focus on jersey. I also could have guessed that because the RTW items I really missed wearing were my RTW jersey tees. My poor blue stripe cotton jersey tee has seen better days, so a replacement might be in order soon.
So we're done! I feel like I learned a lot throughout this month, so I'd call it a success. Even if I'm looking forward to wearing a RTW tee shirt tomorrow (and REALLY looking forward to not having to take a selfie...)