I’ll avoid the inevitable cliches about how fast the year is going and instead rejoice that one of my favourite sewing challenges has arrived again!
Me Made May or #MMM18 on social media, is a sewing challenge run by blogger and dressmaking whizz Zoe of So, Zo What do you know? The idea is a simple one, you make a pledge to wear handmade in May. Many people choose to challenge themselves to wear handmade every single day, others a couple of times a week. The beauty of the challenge is that other than making your pledge, you don’t have any strict rules to stick to, you can interpret it however you like.
If you’re a beginner sewer you might be pledging to just wear some of your me-mades rather than worrying about whether they’re perfect. Those who’ve been sewing a long time may pledge to wear completely handmade outfits every day – it’s totally up to you, it’s meant to stretch you a little bit so use your imagination and sign up on Zoe’s blog here.
I’ll be participating on Instagram, either in Stories or on the grid and will try and post weekly round-ups on here – I always find I learn quite a lot about my sewing and the gaps in my wardrobe so am hoping this year will be the same.
‘I, Sheona @sewisfaction, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’18. I endeavour to wear a me-made garment every day and not repeat any item more than 3 times. I also pledge to finish my current in progress garments by the end of the month (currently a Kew Skirt, Kalle Shirt & Rosa Shirtdress) ofMay 2018′