I’ve been umming and errring about Me Made May 2016 quite a lot. I saw a lot of people make their pledges in the sewosphere and kept thinking I should do it too. I enjoyed taking part last year, but I also found it quite pressurising, especially the instagramming daily outfits part. I know this is not the point, but I felt that I should or otherwise it would not count.
So it’s May 1st today, I am visiting my family in Denmark and I have not worn a single me-made item, though I do have something in my suitcase. I think it was a bit out of protest, or being contrary.
I think Me Made May is a great idea, and I do see where it comes into play, and I’m sure it’s right for a lot of people. But this year it’s not for me. After one year and 5 months of not buying any new clothes, I feel I have a fairly honest relationship with my wardrobe, be it RTW or me-made. And this year, I realised I don’t like a lot of my me-mades anymore. Or, because of the really cold weather we’ve been having lately, they are really not weather appropriate. So, I have a really poor pool to choose from this time. I don’t want to wear things I don’t like just because I made them. And I don’t to wear things I made and I love to death just because it’s Me Made May.
So I won’t!
I, Alex of Sewrendipity, pledge to review all my me-made items and wear what I feel comfortable with and are weather appropriate during May 2016. I also pledge to have a really good think about why I don’t like half of my me-mades anymore and incorporate the learnings into my future sewing. I also want to make any repairs/tweaks or rework that will bring old makes back into circuit. I will share as and when I do wear my handmade items and thoughts about why I love/hate them on my blog.
To everyone else who is doing it, kudos and I hope you have a great time! I’m sure I’ll catch you all on Instagram or via the blogs!