I’ve been reading about Me-Made-May for years now…OK, maybe for just a couple of years (since I started reading sewing blogs). For those of you that have no idea what I’m talking about, you can read a run down of the concept here: In a nutshell, during the month of May, sewists pledge an oath to wear a certain number of their own handmade garments on a regular self-determined basis, plus document the outfits worn. Sounds kind of…involved, doesn’t it?
I’m the kind of person who does a lot of thinking, though. The kind of person that thinks so much that sometimes she assumes she’s already told you what she’s thinking when she hasn’t because it’s been rollin’ around in the ol’ noggin so vigorously. Apparently, some part of me must think that people really ARE mind readers.
Whilst doing said copious thinking, I decided that I could make a Me-Made-May pledge. I mean, really, why the hell not? In my past sewing life (pre-blog) I tended to make a lot of pretty or fancy dresses that weren’t always so practical, but in my current sewing life, I’m working on making pieces that I can actually get some good day to day use of. And Me-Made-May is really a celebration of integrating handmade beauties into your wardrobe, is it not?
So, in that spirit, “I, Jess of the Sometimes Sewist, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavor to wear one handmade garment each weekday for the duration of May 2013.”
As you can see, I gave myself a little weekend reprieve for my first Me-Made-May, so I will only have 23 days to contend with instead of 31. My hope is to not repeat the same item in a week, but I have a limited handmade wardrobe (that I’m willing to wear to work), so I make no promises!