Thursday, 29 May 2014

Me Made May: Catastrophe!


I made the Me Made May 2014 pledge. I planned to wear at least 4 different handmade items each week in May. I was so excited. It all coincided beautifully with me finishing my first proper handmade dress.  A week in I started to flag, a couple of tricky weeks at work meant that I wasn't really in the mood for Instagramming outfits. My survival instinct kind of kicked in and my energies ended up going on work stuff. I pretty sure I probably carried on wearing a fair few handmade pieces but I just lost focus a bit.


A couple of weeks in and complete disaster struck. I put on my beautiful handmade dress for its second outing for a BBQ to Greenwich. With just a couple of minutes until out train, I bent down to put on my shoes and I saw it. A big, unsightly bleach mark. Noooooooo.


I honestly couldn't believe it. I was so cross with myself. Too cross to continue with Me Made May. Almost too cross to go to the BBQ. For someone that own's a Cath Kidston apron, there really is no excuse. I wanted to cry. I appreciate that in the scale of things, compared to some of the hardships people face, this is a fairly minor catastrophe. However, this was my first handmade dress. It was made with lovely John Lewis fabric that I bought with a birthday voucher. Even if the zip was a bit bumpy, I still loved it. It felt like it's life was cut short!

My Second Handmade Dress safely covered by my apron!

So what with this and a couple of stressy weeks at work I hadn't felt much like Me Made May-ing or blogging. However, you'll be pleased to know that now that I've had a few days half-term rest. I've now made another handmade dress that is better than the first (more on this soon). Plus I've sourced some of the lovely blue fabric so I can make My First Handmade Dress Version 2 at some point in the near future.

What craft mishaps have you had?


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5 comments:

  1. Nooooooo, that's terrible :-( perhaps you could crochet some flowers and sew them on to cover the mark?? If you put a few on randomly it may look really cute.....just an idea! I hope you are enjoying a relaxing half term xx

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    1. I am currently trying to be a bit creative and sort something out - it's taken me a while to get over the accident though! x

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  2. What a shame! It's totally acceptable to view this as an utter catastrophe. BUT.....can't wait to see dress #2, the fabric looks gorgeous! Love your cardigans too x

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    1. Thanks Natalie, I'm very much enjoying wearing dress #2 right now!

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