Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Me Made May 14

I've heard rumblings and mentions of this project over the last year, but I was never quite sure what exactly it was. Now I know! It's a blog project hosted by Zoe of So, Zo, What Do You Know?

It's open to anyone who's interested. Here's how it works.
Me-Made-May'14 (MMM'14 for short) is a challenge designed to encourage people who sew/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycle garments for themselves to actually wear and love them… The participants decide the specifics of their own challenge pledge, so that the month is appropriate and challenging for them.
For the full details, check out Zoe's comprehensive sign-up post. And sign up there too, of course!

I've decided to join in this year, as I've been much more focused on my own sewing and the effects of wardrobe choices in the last while. I think I have enough choices to participate -- here is my pledge.

I, Melwyk of Magpie Makery, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '14. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade/refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2014.

I don't have quite enough to challenge myself in the same ways that some participants are: wearing something handmade with no repeats all month, or wearing only handmade items, for example. But as Zo says, it is a challenge to yourself, not a competition, and it's a way to wear and appreciate all that you make for yourself. I'm looking forward to it, and to sharing some of my outfits, too -- probably not daily, like some others, but a weekly round-up sounds like my speed. Hope to see some of you wearing "me made" in May!


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  3. Well done for signing up i hope by next year I have enough me made clothes to be able to join in

    1. I hope I won't get too tired of my outfits in May ;) Good incentive to keep sewing...


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