So Me Made May 2017 is coming up and this year, for the first time, I have decided that I am definitely taking part.
I’m sure you know already, but if not, Me Made May is an annual sewing challenge run by Zoe.
Throughout the month of May, you are encouraged to make a personal sewing pledge to get more out of your handmade wardrobe.
For many, the pledge is to wear handmade clothing for the whole of the month and to document it each day. This is what I have always understood it to be. Turns out I was kind of on the right tracks but a bit misinformed.
The challenge is actually for you to make a pledge that is entirely appropriate to you. So it might be that you pledge to wear handmade garments every day or it could also be that you pledge to finish off your unfinished projects; you take on a pattern you have always been a bit nervous about; or you pledge to wear something me made once or twice a week. Whatever you want it to be.
It is a challenge for you, and if you want to share it with the sewing world via your blog or Instagram then great (I love looking at the photos so much) but you don’t have to.
So, what is my pledge this year?
I would love to reach a stage one day when I have an entirely me made wardrobe and I can mix and match things to create perfect outfits every day. I’m a long way from there at the moment though.
Instead I plan to use Me Made May as an opportunity to assess my handmade wardrobe, to find new ways of wearing what is already there (mixing me made with ready to wear) and to see where the gaps are and where I need to focus my sewing.
I’m hopefully going to document it with daily outfit photos on Instagram and a round up on here but if I miss some days, I’m not going to beat myself up over it.
My pledge then:
I, Wendy, of www.wendystitch.com (@wendy_stitch) pledge to wear at least one handmade garment per day throughout May.
Not too scary but it will still be quite a challenge for me.
How about you? Are you taking part in Me Made May 2017? If you are tempted to give it a go, sign up and add your pledge at Zoe’s blog.