Have you heard of Me Made May? It has been going strong for years now and if you sew you have probably come across it in your browsing online. You can take a pledge to wear your you made garments, add caveats or addendum’s; such as excluding under garments and shoes etc. and either post on a blog, on Instagram, Facebook or just follow along and wear all the things you have made with joy.
‘I, Marah of ‘Miss Marah Sewn’ blog and @lafleurmtnhandmade, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’18. I endeavour to wear 1 to 2 pieces of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2018′
I have participated for several years now, mostly out of the online sewing community eye. Though I have followed other community members makes with avid interest through the years. I decided this year I wanted to participate more actively, but without the pressure of posting everyday in May. I may still post on Instagram but I want to do more planning and posts here on what I am making to fill certain gaps in my wardrobe.
Also some Angel drape tops from Rad Patterns using the All The Sleeves add on pack and original included sleeve options. Probably also from some Girl Charlee printed knits. Or possibly printed knits from my favorite Etsy Fabric Shop Fabulace. They take forever to ship but great service otherwise and such pretty fabrics! I also have some Simply By Ti Fabrics I am excited to use-if only I could settle on a pattern!
I did have somewhat of a plan I made last year and have slowly been working on between other things
Out of this plan I have my Stitch Upon A Time Mary Peplum in this Simply By Ti Fabric is already done and has been worn a ton.
This Angel Top in a Fabulace knit is completed and I wear it quite a bit to work.
I completed a Ladies Fun Tee in this Fabulace print and lengthened a ready to wear skirt with the leftovers for a matched set-this also gets a ton of wear. I love that the print camouflages day to day wear and looks gorgeous with the drapiness of the fabric while feeling like a luxurious pajama top.
I admit I have quite a ways to go to keep working on this plan and other things I have planned since then. The reviews and planning posts I had wanted to get done this month may be reaching a little far looking at the calendar. The last week of April I won’t have a photographer to document my makes unless I take some selfies. The Sewcialists has a really good #MMMay18 series going right now. That is their May challenge theme. I particularly liked this post on Different Ways To Document Your Me Made May experience. I may be taking some of those tips and putting them to use! Are you participating in Me Made May 2018? Have you participated before?