Happy June! We have made it through another Me Made May and I thought I would take a bit to reflect on this past month. I want to share my thoughts on my Spring Capsule, how I did on my Me Made May pledge, and some of my plans on moving forward through the summer.
Thoughts on the Spring Capsule:
I really loved using the Your Everyday Style spring capsule this month. For me it was a great building block- whether for buying or sewing clothes- and helped me assess what was missing in my closet in a way that was really useful to me.
It also made getting dressed every day really easy. I felt put together even in more casual clothes and found it helpful especially as I had some hard stuff in May. Being able to get dressed without having to think too much about it really helped my mood.
The capsule as well as The Everyday Style School podcast have been helpful in getting me to pinpoint my style, even more than I already had. I’m able to look at a piece or a pattern and know if it’s something I’ll wear or even something I really need in just a few moments.
Thoughts on Me Made May
Looking back at my pledge, I did get dressed and wear clothes from the capsule almost every day. Like I said, the capsule just made it really easy to put an outfit together so this part of the challenge was easy!
However, I did not document it. After a week in I got burned out and with other stuff going on in my life, I had no desire for daily pictures. I really don’t feel anything negative about this one, it just didn’t work for me this year and that’s ok.
And the thing I’m most proud of, I did reach my goal of no buying! I bought zero fabrics or patterns and felt great about it. Something that surprised me this month was that following Me Made May on Instagram just got overwhelming. So many patterns, so many fabrics, so much stuff. I stopped following the hashtag and disconnected from it a bit. This is interesting to me as I usually find the challenge really inspirational, this was not the year for me for whatever reasons.
I think I will buy more capsule guides, at least a full year’s worth so I can see each season. I got a lot out of this and am excited to see what’s in store for summer. I don’t really plan on making too much this go around, I would love to use a lot of what I already have!, and know I need to purchase things like shoes but hopefully most things are already in my closet.
I want to sew with what I already have (fabric and patterns) for at least the month of June. It felt good to not add more stuff to my office and I got inspired the other day cleaning out some of my stash. I have so many things I want to make, I would like to focus on those before I buy any more.
Summer is slower for me and my family will be home and together for most of it. I want to have fun with what I make and not stress too much about output. I will however will be posting regularly here and am excited to slow down and put together better blog posts about what I do make!
I’m looking forward to the summer and am thankful every year for the online community that participates in Me Made May! Even if I didn’t meet my pledge, it still teaches me so much to go back and reflect on the month.