This time last year, I was an avid sewing blog reader but had yet to really get stuck into making my own clothes. I loved seeing what people wore for Me-Made-May 2013 and I’m delighted to be participating in it this year.
I plan to wear at least one item that I made myself every day in May, but I don’t intend to post daily photo updates (so if you’ve subscribed to this blog, don’t worry about being suddenly inundated with Lady Stitcher selfies!). Instead, I’ll do just one or two round-up posts to document my participation.
One of my main incentives for taking part in MMM’14 is the opportunity to actively review my technical progress in sewing.
I’m also aiming to use Me-Made-May to work out more outfit combinations than I currently have in rotation and find more interesting ways to wear the things that see less light of day. I’ve only made about a dozen garments so I’ll have to get pretty creative in how I put things together if I’m going to get through the whole month without lots of duplication!
The MMM project should also help me identify gaps among those garments. I already know that I want to try my hand at making trousers, but I suspect that I should also focus my sewing more on making tops, shirts, blouses etc. By the end of May, I hope to have devised a shortlist and some kind of (feasible!) plan for sewing specific pieces to fill those gaps.
It also feels like good timing for some sewing reflection: lately I’ve been trying to assess why I wear certain things I’ve made much more than others and why there are some garments (i.e. trousers) that I have yet to even attempt making.
If you want the full low-down on Me-Made-May ’14, you can find all the details over on So, Zo’s blog.
Have you participated in Me Made May before? Did it help you to set new sewing challenges or to reconsider unworn me-made garments?