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!  :)
Journal of Days 8 -14
Journal of Days 15 - 21
Journal of Days 22 - 26
Journal of Days 27 - 31 


  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!

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

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

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

  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!

    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! :)

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

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

  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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