Now Me-Made-March is over I am refocussing on my commitment to Stash Bustin'. I haven't bought any new fabric in an age and I promise I have been diligently working through my stash for my recent projects, both that I have previously unveiled to you since the Stash Bustin' challenge was announced and those that are presently unfinished and subsequently 'secrets'. But a serious look at what's lurking in there, and some consideration as to appropriate uses/patterns is going to be necessary to achieve my target of having bugger-all left by the time packing up and moving to UK rocks around (in four months!). I also have a big pile of clothes that require some refashioning which I didn't feel was appropriate to work on during March, as it would involve trying on non-me-made clothes. Argueably, that's being a bit of a purist, but I wanted to do the challange thoroughly.
I must admit, I am sad that my Me-Made-March project has drawn to a close. Each day I enjoyed rising to the challenge of forming some sort of passable outfit from the random fruits of my sewing machine to more or less protect me from the elements and allow me to go about my business without recieving any 'crafty crazy lady' comments or stares. Somehow I think I avoided those, and I work with children and teenagers, and they can be harsh!
But although I did managed to keep myself covered and sane-looking in me-made clothes throughout March, looking at the documentation photos I was a bit disappointed at what I would consider a somewhat dull appearance at times. I want to not only cover myself vaguely appropriately by society's standards, but to look good consistantly by my standards. So, I announce to you, ladies and gentlemen: Me-Made-May!!!! That's right, I'm going to be doing it again, a whole month in handmade (excluding bras, socks, tights and shoes) but this time it's going to be bigger, brighter and more fun! A more summery climate will help of course, but I want to be proud of my daily handmade outfits and feel my personality has been more accurately reflected.
So, anyone want to join me? If you don't fancy the whole shebang, maybe you could attempt 'Me-Made-May-Lite' and wear at least one handmade garment each day throughout May? I would LOVE to have a partner/s. If you are interested, please leave a comment and we can form a support group! If you are tempted but not entirely convinced, just look at the photo above and see how much fun can be had in handmade clothes!