Monday, 13 April 2015

Me-Made May

I recently discovered a lovely little sewing related pledge that is run by Zoe at her blog, So Zo... What do you know? It's called Me-Made-May, which she runs every year, and the idea is to try to wear clothes that you have made yourself (whether that be sewn, knitted, crocheted, upcycled, etc) every day for the whole month of May. Obviously, how far each person takes the challenge is completely up to them. The idea behind it being to help you get your Me-Made clothes into your regular clothing cycle, to discover items you need to make for your wardrobe that have gone so far unnoticed, to help you find your style, to motivate you to finish any lingering UFO's (unfishied objects) or if you're like me and already wear a lot of Me-Made garments, you can use the month to simply show them off and share with a like-minded community.

With that in mind, I am aware I am missing a few key items in my Me-Made wardrobe, but I might not neccassarily get them done in time for May. I do, however, think I have enough clothes sewn to pledge.

I, Dixie O'Dare of, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '15. I endeavour to wear only me-made garments for each day for the duration of May 2015

The only shop-bought clothes I plan to wear will be undergarments, shoes, bags and hats. The rest will all be handmade by me. I think my biggest challenge will be finding enough suitable work wear in my clothes, as most are bright, fun prints and big voluminous skirts, that aren't very suitable for my day job as a Travel Agent. I also think I need some more basic separates, particularly tops and shirts, as well as a nice winter coat, and maybe a cardigan or 2. Oh well, good thing I have a few weeks to prepare.

Also I am trying to figure out bloglovin, but we'll see how that goes......



  1. What an interesting sewing pledge! I wish I could give it a shot but I don't have enough home sewn garments in my wardrobe and I'm going in for a surgery soon (May will be my recovery month). I look forward to seeing what you come up with. :)

    And don't worry too much about figuring out Bloglovin', that thing is a mess lol. I find it loses track of feeds and apparently the search function doesn't even work - like if you look for "vintage blog" it only retrieves blogs that contain the word vintage in their titles. I've found blogger is a tad more reliable for feeds but people can't search for you there either! Maybe there will be something better someday...

    1. Well I think I have enough me-made things in my wardrobe...... I'll definitely know by the end of May!! Some people are just pledging to wear their me-mades on the weekends, or just one me-made item a day, so it is really up to each person how far they take it. I hope your surgery goes well and your recovery is quick. I think your cats will help you with that :)

      I'm starting to see that bloglovin isn't all it's cracked up to be, but everyone seems to be using it, so I jumped on the bandwagon anyway