Making the Most of Me Made

When I first started sewing at the age of 17. I generally only made a dress if I had a special occasion to attend. I rarely ever wore them more than once. The world of fashion and sewing has changed a lot in the last 16 years and the attitudes towards wearing items more than once has changed a lot too. Thank goodness! I dread to think how many hours I spent sewing compared to wearing. My sewing skills have improved massively in that time too though, you would hope so after all that time. It means I am much more confident in wearing something I have made and no longer feel the need to pack a needle and thread, just in case.

Compared to the two to three times a year, I now wear me made clothes two to three times a week. Probably more so in the summer since summery clothes tend to be easier to make. If I am going anywhere special or think there will be a good photo opportunity, I am more inclined to wear me made.

We had a recent trip to the Isle of Wight, which was one of the best family holidays we have ever had! It always helps when you get a sunny British holiday but regardless, I think we would have had a great time. There was so much to do, we crammed in as much as we would but completely ran out of time. If you have never been, I would highly recommend it. Some good friends of ours have a fantastic website The Isle of Wight Guru, which will point you in the right direction to the best places to go.

I packed a me made suitcase again for our trip, but I only took one new item. Everything else came from my summer staples.