I’ve read a few blog posts about Me Made May recently. I remember reading about the Me Made May of 2014 a whole year ago when I hadn’t made anything. I thought that maybe by 2016 I might have enough ‘made by me’ bits and pieces to take part.
The more posts I read the more I realised that actually the challenge was not to wear something you’ve made every day, although many do, but to challenge yourself to wear what you’ve made more often than usual and perhaps discover holes in your wardrobe that you might fill over the coming months.
In Zoe (who runs the challenge) of SoZoWhatDoYouKnow’s words
Me-Made-May’15 (#mmmay15 for social media interaction) is a challenge designed to encourage people who sew/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycle garments for themselves to actually wear and love them. The me-made and self-stitched challenges have been taking place for five years now and they work on both a personal and community level. The participants decide the specifics of their own challenge pledge, so that the month is appropriate and challenging for them (more on this below). For example, a very common pledge is for a participant to aim to wear one self-stitched or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2015. The participants can also choose to document their challenge with daily photos (though this is in no way compulsory for taking part) and share them with other participants.
I’ve had a scan through my ‘made by me’ wardrobe and think that with a couple of extra pieces I could pledge to wear stuff I’ve made 4 times a week – if the sun shines.
I really didn’t realise how much I’ve produced in the 9 months I’ve been doing this dressmaking malarkey but there will obviously be some repetition in outfits!
I could also incorporate a bag or two.
Although perhaps not my wedding handbag.
If it remains cold I’ll just have to wear my socks.
These will be purely weekend attire. I couldn’t squeeze them into my heels.
I’ll not bore you with daily photos but perhaps with the odd round up or two to record my fulfilled pledge.
So here is my pledge.
‘I, Lucie, of Love, Lucie, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear…at least 4 ‘me made’ garments per week…….. for the duration of May 2015′
I shall enjoy the interaction with the other 356 who have signed up.
Anyone else reading pledged?
Love, Lucie x