It’s that time again! It’s May which means just one thing for the sewist – ME MADE MAY. And, if you are me, constantly sing The Lusty Month of May from Camelot. For the uninitiated, Me Made May is a yearly challenge to wear your homemade clothing – some people pledge to wear me made every day, others wear one item a week etc. This challenge was founded by Zoe who explains all on her blog.
Every year all the Me Made May outfits on Instagram make me a bit jealous. Although Me Made May is a personal challenge, not a social media challenge, people naturally use social media as a way to document it. If I’m honest, I get jealous of everyone else’s makes! Other people seem to sew so quickly and successfully while I feel like I’ve not made anything good for ages! Recently I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the sewing possibilities and limited by my skill level. I imagine all the incredible things I want to make, but I’ve got some kind of sewing block that stops me actually making anything. This May I want to try and recapture the joy and fun of sewing and get over my fears of messing up. The only way for me to do anything is to have a deadline so….
I, Frances Scott, pledge to wear me made garments at least three times a week this month. I will try not to repeat any of my Me Made May outfits. I will record my outfits on Instagram and blog about the experience.
Hopefully this will be the kick up the bum I need to finish off my abandoned works in progress! I also have some quick and easy projects that are all ready to go that I’d like to get sewn up this month.
I have challenged myself to blog about Me Made May and share my outfits on instagram because I’m really lazy about doing it!
Basically, I’m hoping Me Made May cures me of laziness.
One thought on “Me Made May Pledge”
Go for it! Social media presents a false picture most of the time. Also, it doesn’t matter whether you sew fast or slow, or how many makes you complete. Do it for yourself and be in charge of the process and the documentation, not the other way round. Most of all, just enjoy sewing!