Me Made May. Huh? Me made what??
So...what's this Me-Made-May thing about anyway? Have you heard of it? Maybe you are reading this with a "deer in the headlights" look.
It's a maker challenge created by Zoe at So, Zo... what do you know?
Thanks. I made it
The challenge starts on May 1st and runs the entire month of May. It is supposed to make you aware of your handmade wardrobe-jewelry, sewing, knitting, re-fashioned piece, anything you make, that can be worn. Sounds fun right?
Read here for Zoe's explanation: Me Made May
The challenge helps you in knowing where your handmade wardrobe is at. If you need to add more pieces. If you need to make things you actually wear. Do you need to make more tops because you only sew up pants? Or, do you sew all the fancy dresses but don't have anything you can throw on to wear grocery shopping?
I'm curious what the month will entail for me.
I signed up and made my pledge. I pledged to wear at least one thing that is handmade each day. I also want to fix a skirt waistband and finish a dress I started last year. Ha!
She has you make a pledge over on her blog. I feel compelled to stick with it because I've made a pledge. Go make your pledge if you're interested. Zoe says you can promise whatever you want. You do not need to have a stockpile of handmade pieces. You can wear one thing once during the month of May. No stress.
I heard about the MMM last year through a fabulous sewing podcast that I listen to while I sew. I listen while I do dishes or laundry too. Sometimes music just doesn't cut it. I love listening to these gals. They get me laughing and excited about all things sewing. Win-win in my book!
Unfortunately, I heard about the challenge last year after the month of May, figures, right? So, this year I'm going all out- not really- but I'm super excited.
Like I said above, I plan on wearing one thing I've sewn up every day in the month of May. I also plan on ripping out a waistband and redoing it on a skirt I've never worn. And... if the stars align I want to finish sewing a cheongsam dress. I will have a blog post about the dress. It's one of the reasons I started a blog- I couldn't find this dress anywhere online. Sigh...
I can't wait to see what everyone wears and comes up with for their outfits. Also, I'm antsy to find and perhaps meet other sewists in the community! If you want to participate, sign up and let's do this together!
I can't wait to find out what I actually wear every day. I might make a list so I can keep up with myself. Ex: May 1st...red shirt with a handmade cherry skirt. May 2nd... handmade hair scarf with shorts and white T, etc...
What do you think? Are you going to sign up? Share in the comments if you are and your IG handle so I can keep up with you. This is going to be so fun!!
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Follow #memademay too, I know I am.
Hi there, I'm Annette and I love eating and sewing. I usually have a cup of coffee or tea with me, but not next to my machine because I'd probably spill it. I am the reason we can't have nice things.