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16 May 2015

Thoughts on MMM15

MMM14 forced me to step out of my comfort zone and actually start wearing my creations. For the longest time, I only had a handful of tops (mainly Renfrews) that I felt comfortable enough wearing in public. The rest were worn in the safety of my own home. I didn't think my garments were "good enough" to face the light of day (what does "good enough" even mean?). 

I pushed myself to wear my creations for MMM14, and guess what? Nothing happened. No one laughed at my handmade clothes, my seams didn't rip while riding the train, and pats on the back became a daily ritual. MMM14 really helped me come out of my shell and allowed me to see how awesome I actually am. I don't give myself enough credit.

Naturally, I jumped on board the MMM15 train, promising to wear handmade garments five times a week. But you know what? Since last May, I wear handmade garments almost every single day (except for pants... I'm not ready to tackle them quite yet, and if I were, I'm not sure my machine could handle it). I'm also incredibly lazy and forget to take photos of what I'm wearing. 

But that's okay. I finally understand the importance of hashtags, and I will continue to honor the pledge I made, wearing handmade garments at least five times a week, but you guys don't need to see every single thing I wear. That shit is exhausting for me and boring for you, as I tend to repeat outfits. 

That said, here is a collage of photos I did manage to take the first week or so of MMM15. 


Clockwise, starting from upper right: 

1. True Bias Sutton Blouse (floral rayon shirting from 
2. Sewaholic Renfrew (some butter soft jersey from
3. Grainline Linden Sweatshirt (luscious baby hacci sweater knit from Girl Charlee)
4. Kitschy Coo Lady Skater Dress (polka dot ponte from Girl Charlee)
5. True Bias Sutton Blouse (same as #1, just showing how I normally wear it... with a purple ass cardigan)
6. Christine Haynes Emery Dress (Robert Kaufman polka dot chambray from dropped salsa on it before taking this photos and lost weight since I made it, but still wear the shit out of it)

End rant. 

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