My Me Made May 2019 pledge

Next week marks the start of May and with that starts one of my favourite sewing challenges. Me Made May is run by Zoe of So, Zo… what do you know? blog and the idea is you pledge to wear a certain amount of me made clothes/accessories or make your own things during the month of May. Participants set their own challenge and it’s a really good way of identifying gaps in your wardrobe, working out your personal style and improving your relationship with handmade clothes. This year is the 10th year Me Made May has been running and I think it’s the 3rd or 4th year that I have taken part.  Go check out Zoe’s blog for more information and to sign up.

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So here goes my pledge…

‘I, Emily, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2019. I endeavour to wear at least one memade item every day during May 2019. I also plan to have more fun with sewing, colours, patterns and prints.’

I’m super excited because this is the first time I’ve pledged to wear memade every day! It has taken me 4 or 5 years of sewing to be in a place where I can realistically wear me made clothes every day. This is down to various factors… weight gain in the last few years so not everything fits, I’ve got better at sewing so I wear most things that I’ve made recently, making more clothes that I actually wear and fit my lifestyle.

I’m looking forward to seeing what gaps I have in my handmade wardrobe, although I anticipate that trousers and skirts will be one! A year or two ago, I realised I had very few memade basics so I’ve spent a lot of time making those and feel I have plenty now such as 2 Noras, an Agnes, a Molly top and dress, a Freya top, 2 Frankie Tees and an Edie top among many others!

I also use this time as an opportunity to go through my wardrobe and rediscover all the handmade items I have and look for chances to wear them. I’ll put photos below of all the memade items I have that I wear and/or still fit me.

 

Are you taking part? What is your pledge?

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