5.09.2016

Me-Made-May 2016 Days 1 - 7

We happened to have a most special event happen during this year's Me-Made-May..... our daughter, Melissa's, graduation from Clemson University!  Can we pause for a minute for me to have a proud mom moment.  This pretty young lady majored in English, made the Dean's List and graduated with Honors.  And yes, I cried. 
Day 7
'Life' sort of got away from me, and the sheath dress out of Carolyn's beautiful fabric did not get finished.  That made me oh-so-sad.  It is about half completed and will be finished soon.  There was just more things happening than I expected during this time leading up to Melissa's graduation.

The link below each of these photos will take you to their specific pattern information and a little synopsis of that day's events.

A week into Me-Made-May 2016, a month where sewists from all over the world document their daily handmade outfits, I've noticed this year I've been able to not have any repeats..... yet.
Day 6
With this my third year to participate..... the other two previous years were filled with repeat upon repeat...
Day 5
...but this year my handmade wardrobe seems different.  I seem to be seeing the fruits of my labors with a fresh choice of options to wear each day.  Not just the same-o same-o thing.  I should also mention we have had the craziest weather with wild extremes ranging from chilly and cold to soaring high and extremely hot temps.
Day 4
The daily photographs are also a way to document my 'life' for that day.  Here, below, Melissa and I had spent the day shopping and stopped at Furman University's iconic Bell Tower on their pretty lake for a photo.  Had to laugh when prepping the photo as there is nothing of the Bell Tower and/or lake to be seen!  ;)
Day 3
Still learning how to work the camera's wireless remote and how to make it focus on what I want it to focus on instead of what it 'thinks' I want it to focus on.  This month is great practice.
Day 2
And most of all..... this month is an opportunity to take the time to re-evaluate your wardrobe needs, as well as be inspired by seeing what others have done.....
Day 1
.....and to encourage you to maybe make something just for 'you'!

Happy Sewing Everyone!  :)
UPDATED:
Journal of Days 8 -14
Journal of Days 15 - 21
Journal of Days 22 - 26
Journal of Days 27 - 31 

10 comments:

  1. I have to say again, I just love your color palette. It's so pretty and so "you." You've crafted a very stylish and distinctive wardrobe. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy! So kind of you to say. :)

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  2. Congratulations to Melissa! Graduation is such an accomplishment - and those honors are really impressive.

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    1. Thank you so much Coco! She worked so hard and it was nice to see her achieve her goals. :)

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  3. I cannot believe your daughter has graduated already. You must be so proud of her . . . with the honors she earned and the hard work she's put into her education. Hooray and good for you, Melissa!

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    1. Thank you Mama Pea! We are so very proud of her and she is so proud of herself with what she's done. It was a lot of hard work and it's such an accomplishment to see her achieve her goals. I will be sure to tell her what you've said! :)

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  4. I enjoyed seeing your outfits and I really like the way you wrote this overview!

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    1. Thank you Katharina! You are so sweet. :)

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  5. I've really enjoyed seeing your outfits on ig every day! you always looks so chic and cool, calm and beautiful :) I hope you're having a lovely weekend, dear Lisa! xx

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