I love a good sewing challenge and #MeMadeMay is such a good one. I participated in my first #MeMadeMay last year and loved the challenge of making the most out of my handmade wardrobe. I plan on participating again and keeping my “challenge” the same – wear at least one handmade clothing item every day. I carry a Me Made tote bag every day to work so I want to challenge myself to in addition to that one other piece of my handmade wardrobe.
So how to get prepped for #MeMadeMay? Sew up some new wardrobe basics! (Tell me I’m not alone on this one….)
I rounded up 6 easy quick patterns to add to your handmade wardrobe.
Perfect Layering Pieces
One | Silk Cami from Sew Over It
This is probably my most made and most worn handmade item in my closet. It’s a super easy pattern that features facings and a curved hem (I bias bind my hem and my neckline – it’s my favorite finish on that tank!). You can read about my Silk Camis here and here!
Purchase the Silk Cami Pattern here
Two | Laurelhurst Cardigan
What’s better than a beautiful wrap cardigan? The Laurelhurst is so quick to sew up and easy to wear. Last year, I wore my black Laurelhust a million times during Me Made May. You can sew a few up in an afternoon and be all ready for those chilly spring mornings during Me Made May! You can read about my Laurelhurst here!
Purchase Laurelhurst Pattern here
Tees for Every Day
Three | Key Largo Top
A staple woven tee is a great pattern for beginners and a great wardobe builder. I’ve been loving the Key Largo top and it features two views including one that has a tie front so you can mix up the wardrobe basic! You can read about my Key Largo Tops here and here!
Purchase Key Largo Top here
Four | Union Street Tee
You also need a staple knit tee too, right? After my Search for the Perfect T-Shirt last year, I really feel that the Union Street Tee is my favorite. You can read about my two Union Street Tees here and here and see how I turned it into a peplum top here!
Purchase Union Street Tee here
For Those Lazy Days
Five | Halifax Hoodie or Rockford Raglan
Lounge wear is 100% necessary in Me Made May and the Halifax Hoodie and Rockford Raglan are great lounge wear. Both the Halifax and the Rockford feature a few different views each that would give you a great basic pattern if you picked either one. You can read about my Halifax Hoodies here and here and my Rockford Raglan here.
Six | Hudson Pants
With a sweatshirt you need a great pair of joggers, right? The Hudson pants are my absolute favorite. Sew them up in a bamboo french terry and they’re a dream! You can read about my Hudsons here (and they come in versions for your littles and your husband!) You can read about my Hudsons here.
Purchase Hudson Pants here
I hope you’re joining in for #MeMadeMay – I’d love to hear what your wardrobe must-haves are for #MeMadeMay!
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