If you read my previous post, you will already be aware of what I would like to formally announce here: the Me-Made-May Challenge! Hot on the heels of a successful Me-Made-March wearing only items made by my own fair hands (excluding bras, socks, tights and shoes), the concept is returning but this time I aim to make it bigger, brighter, more colourful and more fun. Details of how I personally plan to do this will be disclosed in future posts.
But the most important distinction between Me-Made-March and Me-Made-May is that YOU TOO can play!!!!! However, do not fear, I am not suggesting you go all out as I plan to do. Maybe you would prefer 'Me-Made-May-Lite', in which you aim to wear at least one handmade garment each day throughout May. OR, if you haven't been sewing that long and/or feel you don't have enough handmade garments but still want to play (as some lovely commenters have stated), why don't you try and wear one handmade item a day for a week, or only at the weekends throughout May?
Already many lovely and creative seamsters have 'signed up' but, as with almost every activity I can think of, the more the merrier! So please publicise this challenge on your blog if you have one, including a link to this post if you would be so kind, as a means of explanation. If you do want to get involved, please leave me a comment on this or the previous post including a link to your blog if you have one. As May draws closer, I will create a Me-Made-May Support Group post linking everyone who is involved in whatever way who wishes to be linked.
From my experience of Me-Made-March, you really don't need to have as many handmade garments as you might think. You may recall, for the majority of the month I alternated between just two tops! A lot of the challenge (and fun) is taking what you have made and working out different outfits to work it into. And if you have a blog, don't forget to document any preparations on the run up to May, and the handmade garments in action throughout the month itself!
Oh, and if you are wondering what the Me-Made-May Support Group might look like, possibly it would be something like this!: