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Me Made May 2016!!!!!

by | Apr 27, 2016 | Sewing Projects | 10 comments

Hi All!!

I just realized how insanely long it’s been since I’ve written a post that wasn’t for Bra-A-Week. It’s been too long!

So it’s very refreshing to write a new post! And this one isn’t specifically about lingerie or swimwear (although of course it will involve both!!) This is about Me Made May 2016!! I’m SO PUMPED!!!
I’ve been doing Me Made May for the last two years and I LOVE it (if you want to check out some of those, you can look in my Sewing tab)!
If you don’t know what Me Made May is you can go to one of the hosts – So, Zo and read all about it and sign up! 
Basically the quick-notes version of Me Made May is that you make a pledge to wear your me-made items during the month of May, and you can make whatever goal suits you! It’s a challenge that helps to get you actually wearing all the gorgeous things that you make, and also see the holes in your me-made wardrobe of things that you should make yourself! And you know me, I love a good challenge 🙂
My Me-Made-May Goal:
 -To wear a new me-made item everyday without repeats
– To make a new indie pattern every week  (4 new makes!)
What this means is that I will have 2 extra posts every week!! On Thursdays I will post about my new indie pattern make and on Saturdays I will post my weekly round-up of outfits!
I’m also going to be participating on Instagram with  #MMMay16
I haven’t decided on all the patterns that I want to make, but I know for sure that I’ll be making the The Bethioua Long-sleeve from Elle Puls,  Hudson Pants from True Bias, and a pair of Carolyn Pyjamas from Closet Case Files sounds like something I want in my life!
As you can see, the theme for my me-made-may is comfort lol
Are you participating in Me-Made-May 2016? What’s your pledge?
Have you been loving any indie patterns lately? Have you made any? Are you dreaming of making any?
4 more days until it starts!!! YAY!!



  1. allie J.

    I am dreaming of making jeans! (but I'm too scared at the moment haha)

    • EmeraldErin

      Oh I know! That's completely on my bucket list too- and the new Morgan pattern came out from Closet Case Files, which might be a little easier to fit, since they're a 'boyfriend' style jean. But it still sounds so time consuming! I think you would look SO chic in that style of jean, or a high-waisted jean 🙂

    • Rosamond

      Butterick has pattern: B5682, and Angela Kayne has a blog on making jeans. I make all my pants from this pattern and I always get rave reviews; most people cannot believe they are home crafted.

  2. Réka

    Erin, this is a HUUUUGE commitment!! Working full time I'm happy if I can sew one garment a week… 🙂 But I'm so happy you'll do clothes post, I'M very curious about your patterns and the outfits. Good luck!!

    • EmeraldErin

      It is a huge commitment! (although my secret weapon is that my mom helps me get all the indie patterns sewn!) I'm trying to decide if it's going to be a bigger commitment to take a picture of my outfit everyday or to make the indie patterns- I'm almost thinking the outfit pics, now I can't just wear the same thing everyday!

  3. Sofía

    That's great Erin!! But your pledge seems like a lot of work… You'll have the busiest May! I really like the patterns you've chosen, the Carolyn pyjamas are sooo cute! I loved taking part in the MMM15 last year, and I think I'll repeat the experience this year too 🙂
    I'm also dying to try some indie patterns this summer!I've just bought the Archer Shirt from Grainline Studio and I really want to make some jeans too (I can't make up my mind between the Ginger Jeans and the new Morgan jeans from Closet Case Files. Hard decision!) 😉

    • EmeraldErin

      Yes it will be a busy May! Although I will be getting some help from my mom with the makes (we've actually already made two of them in the last couple days- yay for teamwork!)

      The archer shirt looks fantastic, and I've seen so many great reviews of it too, and jeans are definitely something I will try in the future! I would say between the Ginger and the Morgan- My feelings are that I would probably rather start with the Morgan, because I feel like they will have less fitting issues, because they aren't as fitted, and you can get really fun with the distressing (if you are a ripped jeans kinda gal)! but they both look really great! ooooohhhhhh!! I can't wait to see what you are wearing and making this month!!

  4. Ilna

    Tough pledge Erin! I wear me made bra's every day 🙂 so I'm good
    … Have to sew some longsleeve tops for winter and I need some skirts too, but so busy I'll rather not pledge, just try. Love to see your makes though.

    • EmeraldErin

      Those sound like great sewing plans 🙂 and there's no need to make pledge- but you know me, I can't resist a challenge!


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