Way back in yon early days of May 2022, I made a pledge to alter and wear four handmade garments for Me Made May. I succeeded with my chambray Pietra pants, and now I’ve completed altering the straps on my first Ophelia Overalls.
I made the straps about an inch too short initially. I thought I could get away with it, but noticed I wasn’t wearing them. I had plenty of leftover fabric. It was simple to cut new straps, remove the old ones, and sew on the new ones. Extending the straps by an inch makes them more comfortable, which means I will get more use out of them.
My other alteration was going to be for the lavender linen Barcelona dress. While making the dress, I had visions of bicycling through ancient cobblestone streets, the dress billowing loosely with matching espadrilles, a bouquet of wildflowers resting inside my bicycle basket. Instead, well… not my best look. I hope to be able to wear this dress someday. I think refitting the bodice would be a start.
There was a fourth garment, but it is not in my sewing basket, so I must have reclaimed it as is. I’ll take that as a win!
Did you participate in Me Made May this year? If so, how did it go?