This year I have decided to participate in Me Made May. This is my first time participating and I am really excited!
For those of you who are not familiar with Me Made May, it is a challenge created by Zoe of the blog So Zo What Do You Know.
It aims to encourage makers to better utilise our existing Me Made wardrobes, identify what is missing from our wardrobes, tackle difficult projects and get involved in the community. The challenge is in it’s tenth year and I have made my pledge:
I, Bridgette, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2019. I endeavour to 1. Stick together 1 PDF pattern a week, 2. Wear at least 3 handmade garments a week, and 3. Make 1 workwear item a week during May 2019.
To elaborate, I do not particularly enjoy sticking together sewing patterns. Now you might ask, “why don’t you just buy printed patterns?”, and that is a valid question, however given that I live in Australia, it is not always easy to get my hands printed indie patterns, so it is far more cost effective to buy PDF patterns.
This of course means that I have a lot of patterns printed out waiting to be stuck together. So I am hoping to spend the month of May working to getting some of my patterns stuck together!
Part 2 of my pledge involves wearing Me Made items more often. This will likely require making more items this month but will also hopefully help to identify what I need more of in my wardrobe. Keeping it to 3 days will make the challenge achievable.
Finally, part 3 is to encourage me to make more workwear items. I have noticed that I often make a lot of comfortable clothing and don’t make anything appropriate for work. So I am hoping to have more options for Me Made items to wear to work by the end of the month.
If you would like to be involved in Me Made May 2019, you can read more about it and make your pledge on Zoe’s Me Made May 2019 blog post.