Friday, 1 April 2016

Me-Made-May '16: Sign-Up Here!



Can you believe it's time for to sign up for another Me-Made-May?! Maybe you've challenged yourself during a Me-Made-May before, maybe you haven't. Either way, if you would like to improve your relationship with your handmade wardrobe, please read on and consider signing up...


What is Me-Made-May'16?

Me-Made-May'16 (#MMMay16 for social media interaction) is a challenge designed to encourage people who sew/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycle garments for themselves to wear and love them more. The me-made and self-stitched challenges have been taking place for six years now and they work on both a personal and community level. The participants decide the specifics of their own challenge, so that the month is appropriate and challenging for them (more on this below). For example, a very common pledge is for a participant to aim to wear one self-stitched or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2016. The participants can also choose to document their challenge with daily photos (though this is in no way compulsory for taking part) and share them with other participants (more on this below as well).


What isn't Me-Made-May'16? 
  • The Me-Made-May challenges are NOT all about taking daily outfit photographs. However, many participants do choose to document their challenge with daily/weekly/as-often-as-you-like photos and share them on their blog if they have one or on Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter if they are a member. The challenge is about wearing your handmade clothing more often than you usually do, if you choose to take documentation photos, then that is fabulous and we'd love to see 'em, but taking photos isn't necessary or compulsory and really isn't the point of the challenge. 
  • Me-Made-May also isn't reason to panic-sew/make anything. This challenge is about wearing the items that you have already created, not about stock-piling more makes. However, if you want to use taking part in the challenge as the kick in the butt you need to finally hem that half-finished skirt, or rework an ill-fitting garment, then great. Remember, this challenge is meant to be fun, and panic-anything isn't fun! 
  • A competition. It doesn't matter how many self-stitched items you already have or haven't. You can take part even if you just have one solitary self-made item! You just need to set your pledge to make it challenging for YOU, no matter what criteria other participants have set themselves. 

I haven't taken part in any of these before, why should I take part?

Ohh, there are squillions of reasons why you might choose to take part! They may include:
  • Help yourself get out of a wardrobe rut by focusing on your lesser-worn items and creating new outfits that include your makes. 
  • To start integrating your self-made items into your regular wardrobe rotation. 
  • Find out what the 'holes' in your wardrobe are so that you are able to use your garment-creating time more usefully in the future. 
  • Begin wearing the clothes that you really want to be seen in, rather than the same old things you usually reach for most mornings.  
  • Enjoy the excuse to finish off any lingering UFOs (unfinished objects), or to finally start a project that has been on your mind for ages. 
  • Discover what the rest of this large community of makers has created and is wearing in their day-to-day lives, and enjoy the support, advice and inspiration that they will provide. 

I've taken part in these in the past, why should I take part this year?

Did you enjoy it last time/the previous times you took part?
  • If the answer is 'Yes': Then you'll have lots of fun again this year, whilst challenging yourself in a different way and learning something new about yourself and your style/skills/preferences/wardrobe. You just need to think about how you can alter and/or amp up your pledge specifics to get the most out of this year's challenge.
  • If the answer is 'No': Well if that's a 'no' because the challenge you set yourself was too hard, then that is easily rectified this time round; set your pledge so that it is tricky but do-able. If it's a 'no' because you didn't enjoy the pressure you felt to take photos each day, then simply don't worry about documenting your challenge with photos. You'll learn lots of lessons and get satisfaction from taking part in the challenge and completing your pledge, not from the documentation of it (although some participants have found that seeing the daily images of themselves has really helped them figure out what suits them and what doesn't work so well). If you'd like to do a little bit of documenting, then why not just photograph your favourite outfit/garment that you wore at the end of the week, or some other version that doesn't make you feel under pressure. But seriously, if you didn't like taking part in it and don't want to try again, fair enough! 

Ok, you've convinced me, how do I sign up?

All you have to do is copy the pledge below and paste it into the comments section of this post adapted to include your details and the personal specification of your challenge before 1st May:

 'I, (insert name here and blog address/instagram handle if you have one), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear......................................................... each day for the duration of May 2016'

Points to consider when creating your pledge:
  • This is YOUR challenge, write the pledge any way you want, just remember: IT IS A CHALLENGE and not meant to be easy or what you do usually. In the past I have received the odd comment saying 'Oh, I already do this so I may as well sign up', however those people had clearly missed the point which is to challenge yourself, and therefore they would be unlikely to learn very much or feel much satisfaction at the end of the month. 
  • THIS IS NOT A COMPETITION. It is a personal attempt to achieve a better relationship with your handmade creations, which you may or may not choose to share with the creative online community. What I mean is, don't set a pledge that you've seen other people make that sounds good but in reality is unobtainable for you and your lifestyle. For example, if you have to wear a uniform for work each day, you may prefer to pledge to wear self-stitched items at the weekends or days off only. 
  • There's no rush to sign up immediately, as long as you do so before 1st May. Have a think for a while about your current relationship with your self-made items, then think how you might want to improve that relationship.
  • If you have taken part before, or already wear a fair amount of self-made clothing and/or accessories, think how you can up the ante from the standard 'one self-stitched garment a day' pledge. How about wearing two or more self-made garments each day? Or pledge to try making a new type of garment by the end of the month to wear on the final day? Or pledge to finish all your UFO's by 31st May? Pledge to focus on wearing your 'meh' garments to see if you can fall back in love with some of them? Pledge to only wear separates to force yourself to get creative with your mix-and-matching? Pledge to only wear each garment or garment-combo once? Pledge to wear an outfit including one sewn or knitted garment AND one refashion each day? There are near-infinite ways to amp things up for yourself. 
If you have a blog, why not re-post your pledge there so your readers and followers can see what you are up to and be inspired by your endeavour? Please include a link to this post so others can also sign-up if they are interested. If there's one thing I've learnt from these challenges, the more people involved, the better the party!


I've signed up, what do I do now then?

Nothing in particular until 1st May 2016, except let an underlying sense of excitement brew! You may decide to finish up that UFO, but please people, NO PANIC-SEWING/MAKING NECESSARY OR CONDONED!!

If you would like to advertise your participation on your blog if you have one, why not treat yourself to the addition of the #MMMay16 widget/gadget/button? The code can be found at the top of the right hand column of this blog. The widget/gadget/button not only looks cute, but it shows other participants/potential-participants at a glance that you are taking part this year. Plus when clicked on, it will ping you to this sign-up post so others can read what this whole damn thing is about without you needing to go into too much of an explanation yourself. If you aren't sure how to apply/insert a widget/gadget/button code, check this post for explanations for Blogspot/Blogger and Wordpress blogs.


How do I interact with other participants throughout the challenge?

If you would like to see what other participants are up to throughout the month and/or show others how you are getting on then there are several ways to do so. 
  • Blogs. If you have a blog, then why not tell/show your readers what you are up to? Reading about others' experiences of these challenges is always so interesting and inspiring. If you'd like to discover some new-to-you blogs of other participants, you will be able to find lots by looking through the comments section of this sign-up post. Some participants like to post their outfit photos on their blogs, and remember if you want to do that but don't have the time or desire to post daily, you could post more manageable summaries once a week or even just at the end of the month.
  • Flickr. If you wish to be a part of the Me-Made-May'16 Flickr group, head over there and request membership. I'll 'let you in' before 1st May so you can begin posting your outfits/garments from 1st May. If you wish to start a discussion over there before 1st May, please feel free to do so! If you choose not to sign up to the Flickr group, you will still be able to see all the photos added by other participants and read the discussions being had over there, however you will not be able to comment on the photos or add to the discussions. The Flickr groups are always heaps of fun and such a lovely way to see lots of participants all in one go participating in different countries and climates. Plus it can be a fabulous way to discover new inspirational bloggers and blogs to follow, and generally make some new e-friends!
  • Pinterest. We also have a Me-Made-May'16 Pinterest board, set up and managed by the lovely Jennifer Lauren Vintage who is kindly helping me out with the organisation this year. To pin your garment/outfit pictures on there, you will need to 'follow' the board. It'll take up to two days for you to be allowed access, so don't panic if you can't pin on there immediately. Please add the #MMMay16 hashtag to your pins. 
  •  Instagram and Twitter. No doubt due to its visual nature and how easy it is to use, Instagram is becoming a major venue for sharing and enjoying Me-Made-May documentation pics. Please use the #MMMay16 hashtag so we can see all your amazing handmade outfits. 

Anything else I should know?

HAVE FUN!!!! This challenge is meant to be explorative, illuminating and beneficial, but above that it's meant to be fun! Getting dressed can often be fun, and if you haven't felt any clothes-based fun for a while, why not see if this challenge can help inject some of that back? 'Hanging out' online with the other participants can be a big part of that fun by seeing what they are wearing (either by visiting their personal blogs or through the Flickr group, Pinterest board or via Twitter and Instagram) and by sharing your own unique take on this challenge.

If you are concerned or confused about any aspect of this challenge, please email me at sozoblog (at) g mail (dot) com.

Let the signing up commence!!!!!


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ZaraD said...

I, Zara of Zarad_rav on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day plus one sewn item twice a week for the duration of May 2016. As well as this I pledge to sew two items during the month to boost my tiny handsewn wardrobe. These things will be thoughtful, useful items!

Anonymous said...

I, Ingeborg Olson, am joining Me Made May for the first time. I will wear at least two handmade items each day. This includes knitted, sewn and refashioned clothing. I'm sure some days will be easier than others. Thanks for the incentive. Enjoy!

Rachel said...

I, Rachel of SewREDy.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2016.

So excited to do MMM a second time! BRING IT ON!

Theknittyglitty said...

I was deliberating but I'm in: I, Katie of theknittyglitty.blogspot.com; @katicolll on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I also sign up my small assistants Mini Knitty 1 and Mini Knitty 2 to help me! Together we shall endeavour to wear one piece of handmade clothing during May 2016. I will honest from the start and will be sharing updates...sporadically!!

Ruth - Nightingale and Dolittle said...

'I, Ruth of nightingaleanddolittle.blogspot.co.uk and @nightingaleanddolittle, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016'

threadandginger said...

I, Wendy (@threadandginger) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item each day for the duration of May 2016. I also endeavour to make at least two new me made items to fill in some gaps in my wardrobe.

Linet Lílula said...

Jo Linet de www.lilulasinmas.blogspot.com i @linetlilula m'apunto com a participant de em-Made-maig '16. M'he esforçaré per dur com a mínim 2 o 3 peces cada dia durant la durada de maig 2016 '

Anonymous said...

I, Anna of sweetalchemy.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear at least one item of handmade clothing a day during the month of May. I will also make time to mend and/or alter at least 5 of my existing handmade garments in an effort to make them more wearable.

Lesley said...

I, Lesley Latham of theclosetquilter.com and @llatham0306 on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one hand made item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2016.

Anonymous said...

I, Alison of @honeycreweller sign up a a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear at least one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. I endeavour to tackle the pile of boring everyday basics I have the patterns/fabric for but haven't been inspired to actually make.. even though I know I would wear them a lot.

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit of a last-minute-Mary, but I'm IN!

I, Béa of Béa's Sewing Adventures (https://beassewingadventures.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I will endeavour to wear Me-Made outfits (not including shoes, tights and undies) each day for the duration of May 2016.

Permitted Me-Made will include garments made by me, or refashioned/upcycled by me. I'm excited to be part of this wonderful challenge again - my third MMM!

emiliechat said...

Hello! My english is not very good, but I like MMM! So...
'I, Emilie (from http://emiliechat.canalblog.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one each day for the duration of May 2016';
I will post on my blog and on pinterest.

Anonymous said...

I, Kristina from kristinasstyle.wordpress.com, @kristinasstyle, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment every day each day for the duration of May 2016, not counting outer wear and jewellery. (Most of my outer wear is me-made as is my jewellery).

Anonymous said...

I'm in for the 3rd year, exciting!
"I, Amelia of www.thriftmakesew.wordpress.com, pledge to wear at least one me-made garment 5 days per week. I will also try to finish off 3 garments I have cut out and make a completely me-made outfit for a wedding I'm going to at the end of May." Phew!

stitchynotions said...

I, Jen of stitchynotions.blogspot.co.uk, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one hand-made item each day for the duration of May, treating some makes to seeing the light of day that have been hiding! My main challenge will be to only use fabric that I have stashed, for any sewing projects I take on in May and not consume any more (very difficult!)

vintagerockchick said...

Nothing like leaving things to the last minute, is there?
'I, (Gill (aka vintagerockchick-gill.blogspot.co.uk) , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear AT LEAST one Me-Made garment each day for the duration of May 2016, AND to plan my outfits in advance, so I don't wear the same things over and over, or, even worse, cheat by just throwing on a pair of hand knitted socks. AND finally I aim to blog about them on a weekly basis.'

By the way, big big congratulations to you and Pat on your news - (I only just catching up with my blog reading!) Gill xx

adriprints said...

Yay it's that time of year again!!

'I, Adriana (@adriprints on Instagram and www.adriprints.blogspot.com ), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016'

So excited you're doing MMM again! This year I have so many new me-mades that I haven't posted about. My blog is gettin' cobwebs in the sewing department!

Unknown said...

'I, (Toni Smith of @cr8tivelychic), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May

Tyrvi said...

'I, (insert name here and blog address/instagram handle if you have one), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear me made clothes each day for the duration of May 2016'

Shar said...

I, Shar (@shar_bozz), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016 trying to avoid wearing my V1440 leggings (which I currently live in) more than twice a week. I also pledge to make progress on my Birkins and come up with a summer sewing plan.

Megan said...

I, Megan of ShowandTellMeg.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear at least 1 me made or refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2016 and try to come up with new outfit combinations I have not tried before.

Claire (aka Seemane) said...

'I, Claire of www.sew-incidentally.com,
sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16.
I endeavour to wear 4 me-made item each week
for the duration of May 2016'.

Paola said...

I, Paola of www.lasartora.blogspot.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 16. I will wear at least one me-made item per day, and will wear at least two totally me-made outfits per week. I will post the me-made outfits on my blog weekly, and maybe Instagram too, if I get around to setting up an account. :)

Kerri-Ann said...

I, Kerri-Ann (@loopiforyou on Insta), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one sewn item each day and photograph it, for the duration of May 2016!

Lorene said...

I, Lorene of goldpomsew.com and @goldpom , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear one me-made item every day for the duration of May 2016.

Unknown said...

I, Annie of the Enantiomer Project, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear some me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016'

Sarah said...

I, Sarah (bumbleforth on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made accessory or piece of clothing each day for the duration of May 2016.

dalachin said...

'I, Christine of Unlikelynest, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear mostly me-made garments for the duration of May 2016, and will try my best to document with photos."

Shannon said...

I, Shannon of Adventures of a Young Seamstress, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I pledge to find new ways to work me-mades into my wardrobe and identify the gaps that I need to fill. I will do my best to wear something me-made every day, but if I don't, that's okay - I'll just learn from it what I need to focus more on sewing! I'm going to post my outfits featuring me-mades on Instagram, and do a round-up at the end of the month on my blog.

Unknown said...

I, Angie or @ang.n.boys on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear 1 handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016. Yay!!

Unknown said...

'I, Ivy Baddock, @lilchicbichic on insta, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear me-made items for at least 5 days of the week for the duration of May 2016'

I'm looking forward to learning what gaps I have in my wardrobe and what items I can make to bring my wardrobe together. I usually make things that I love without considering them in the wider context of my full wardrobe. I'd like to make more outfits and less statement pieces. And also finish off somethings that have been languishing in my ufo pile for a while.

Jess said...

'I, Jess of www.teadustandstitches.com.au and www.instagram.com/teaduststitches/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear me made clothing as many days as possible during May 2016, and to encourage others to start sewing for themselves as well. I will do my best to capture my progress, although my morning photographer is a four year old, so results will be interesting!

Unknown said...

'I, Hanna-Märtha @marthafranlandet , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 4 self made garments each week for the duration of May 2016'

Deepa said...

'I, Deepa, of Black Tulip Sewing ( blacktulipsewing.wordpress.com ) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day and attempt to break out of my usual clothing style while sewing new garments during this time, for the duration of May 2016'. Looking forward to seeing and drawing inspiration from the beautiful creations by everyone taking part.

Unknown said...

'I, Hanna-Märtha @marthafranlandet , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 4 self made garments each week for the duration of May 2016'

Anonymous said...

I, Jan of Vivid Kitty's Fascinating World of Sewing and Stuff, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear a me-made item 4 days a week for the duration of May 2016.

Jx

RAmona said...


'I, Ramona of calimero1976.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I pledge to wear a piece of clothing a week for the duration of May 2016'.

JustSewJenna said...

I, Jenna of JustsewJenna, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour wear me made clothes each day for the duration of May 2016 and to photograph them as often as possible. I also pledge to work out what clothes I need to make to fill any wardrobe gaps I have and endeavour to make a plan using my stash fabrics.

Ostenfelder Nähstube said...

I, Annette, blogging at http://ostenfelder-naehstube.blogspot.com sign up as a participant of Me Made May 16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016. I will post my outfits weekly on my blog. I'm excited to take part in my first Me Made May. Thanks for the organization. Annette

Unknown said...

'I, Emma Miles @dressmakerssocial and dressmakerssocial.blogspot.co.uk sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear me made garments each day for the duration of May 2016'

Isabel said...

I, @isabelinfo, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 5 me made items per week for the duration of May 2016'

Naomi said...
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Anke said...

'I, Anke, of www.grenzgaengerdesign.blogspot.de/twitter: leseloewin/instagram:grenzgaengerdesign, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of handmade clothing each day for the duration of May 2016'


Edina said...

Excited to take part this year! I, Edina of thegermanedge.com (@the_German_edge on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear at least one me made or refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2016. I will wear each of my handmade pieces at least once (except for my one fancy dress) and document my outfits as far as possible to identify gaps.

Unknown said...

I, Edurne at lanunecosturera.blogspot.com.es and @nunecosturera on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me Made May ’16. I will wear at least three items of me made clothing weekly for the duration of May 2016 and will try addressing pending adjustments to increase by handmade wardrobe. I will try to share my progress as well.

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Masumi said...

'I, Masumi(@sakuragai.buttton on insragram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I try to wear something handmade each day for the duration of May 2016'.

Naomi said...

I, Naomi of Spare Room Style, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of home made or up-cycled clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. https://spareroomstyle.wordpress.com/

I would like to make this more challenging and fun, but I'm going with #achievable.

I'm going to try and post weekly rounds ups of photos. They won't be flash, mainly phone snaps with lots of office wall in the background.

Sorry if this shows twice - I find Blogger hard!! And clearly am useless as cannot for the life of me work out how to link my blog to my profile.

Anonymous said...

I, Louise of @multi_threaded on Instagram sign up as a participant of me made may 16. I endeavour to wear a different me made garment each day in the hope I can get a better idea of why I always reach for the same items.

Anonymous said...

'I, Emma Jayne of www.clippedcurves.wordpress.com and @clippedcurved, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016'

elaineoc said...

Hello! It's my fourth time I think, I'm excited to see everyone's stuff :) I'm not blogging right now so will be instagramming and pinning . 'I, Elaine of @mrsoconnor sign up as a participant of Me Made May 16. I'm going to wear at least one me made item every day during May 2016.'

Rosie DIYcouture said...

I'm taking the plunge, so here we go: "I, Rosie Martin of http://diy-couture.blogspot.co.uk/ (@rosie_diycouture on Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one garment that I have sewn each day for the duration of May 2016. I probably do this at the moment, but I am quite lazy in my approach to selecting garments to wear. I stick to wearing 4 or 5 favourite handmade tops in rotation. So I'm going to challenge myself to dig deeper and wear the handmades that sit at the back of the wardrobe gathering dust.

I also have an embarrassing collection of UFOs! Since I started working full-time, I've found the time and energy to start new projects but haven't reached the finishing line because of time needed to buy buttons, or the the right colour thread, or because I lost my sewjo. So I'm going to challenge myself to finish 3 specific UFOs and get them into rotation. I also challenge myself to observe what my wardrobe gaps are throughout Me Made May 2016 and to try to fill some of them as the month progresses. Let's see!" Cannot wait to join in and keep up with what everyone else is doing : ) xx

Tanja said...

‘I, Tanja ja of www.die-fesche-Lola.de / @diefescheLola.de on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear one me made or refashioned item5 days of each week for the duration of May 2016. I will take - and upload - a photo on these days on Insta.

Stricki und Krümel said...

'I, Kerstin from strickiundkruemel.blogspot.de and @strickiu_und_kruemel), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016'

Nadja said...


'I, Nadja of Maida-vale.de, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear memade clothes each day for the duration of May 2016, especially the items that are collecting dust in my closet. I also want to finish the pile of unfinished clothes.

Anonymous said...

I, Bianca of @bianca_sews (instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear 2 me-made items each day for the duration of May 2016.
I’ve been quiet on social media, but have benefitted immensely from the online community – be it pattern reviews, inspiration or techniques. I additionally pledge to be more active on social media and share my makes, finds and learnings.
Thanks Zoe for organising.

Alessa said...

Barely in time: I, Alessa of farben-freude.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear entirely me-made outfits (apart from bras/socks/tights, exercise clothes, shoes and jackets) each day for the duration of May 2016, furthermore I will try to wear as many of my me-made clothes as possible.

Renee said...

I, Renee of MeMadeMakes (memademakes.com and @rryberg1 on Instagram) , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also re-evaluate my wardrobe throughout the month, and purge items that don't make me feel great at the end of the month. Can't wait!

Francisca & Francesca said...

‘I, Francisca , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear 5 items every week made by myself for the duration of May 2016′.

‘I, Francesca, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day three times a week and to wear all my weather-appropriate items for the duration of May 2016′

Unknown said...

'I, Anita of Dodgy Stitches of dodgystitches.wordpress.com and @dodgystitches, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 1 me made clothing item each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also endeavour to finally make my own underwear.

Aray said...

I'm in: I, @alyson.sews of Instagram sign up as a participate of Me Made May '16. I will commit to wear at least one made clothing everyday through May. I will remember it is not a competition, so if I fall short a few times, it will be okay. I also pledge to celebrate during MMM'16 the wonderful art of sewing with such a wonderful community!

Anonymous said...

I, Brigitte of brigittele.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear handmade garments five times each week for the duration of May 2016.

Helena Viertel said...

'I, Helena of www.maquinandopatrones.wordpress.com and @maquinandopatrones on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade piece made my myself each day for the duration of May 2016'

Unknown said...


I, Ana of araparigaqueeraquintafeira.blogspot.pt, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment, each day for the duration of May 2016.

Unknown said...

I Gemma Homer sign up as a participant of Me Made May'16. I endeavour to wear one me made clothing each week and finish one UFO project each week. I've just had my 4th baby in December so I'm hoping this is going to motivate me to get back into my sewing and finishing all those projects off which have been on hold.

pedilu said...

I, Petra of http://pedilu.blogspot.de, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear only me made clothes or accessoiries each day for the duration of May 2016.

Please find my Instagram documentation pics at @pedilu.bloggt – Have fun!

Anonymous said...

I, Kara, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016. I'm also inspired by Rachel's pledge above to make one item a week. I'm going to try to post on my blog or instagram, but if I don't, so be it!

Unknown said...

I, Sachi D of madebysachi.com and @sachidonguri, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one hand-made item and actually go outside (!) everyday for the duration of May 2016.

I stayed home wearing pjs all day most of the winter, so I hope this will be the opportunity to wear something nice and actually go outside :)

Lori said...

I, Lori (@subloke on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear a minimum of one handmade by me (sewn or knit) item each day for the duration of May 2016.

Unknown said...

I, Francesca St. Roqueta pledge to participate in the 2016 Me Made May. I will wear at least one item that I sewed, wove, knit, or tailored each day for the whole of May. I will also sign up to make my first pair of jeans and also complete (1) bra/panty set each week during this month. You can follow my progress at: @francescastroqueta and @francescaroqueta on Instagram. Fun!

Jessie said...

I, Jessie of @jessiehuen and huenmade.com (formerly jesssewfabulous.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear / use at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016! This is my second year doing MMMay and I'd love to see if I can do better this year - you can follow my weekly progress on my blog!

Rebecca S. said...

'I, Rebecca, @heartbeetfarm on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear each one of my handmade clothes at least once during the month of May 2016. (As seasonally appropriate). I pledge to wear at least one piece of handmade clothing 5 days a week for the duration of the month. Sewing goal is to complete a dress for myself, hopefully more, and to assess my handmade wardrobe situation moving forward! I pledge to post a picture on Instagram at least a few times a week documenting my pledge!

Jenny said...

I Jenny, of Needleswift, (@needleswift) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I already wear at least one item of me-made clothing most days and I'm on a personal mission not to buy rtw clothes any more (nothing since last October!). My pledge is to focus on the gaps in my wardrobe and fill them with truly wearable me-mades. I need some basic tees and vests, and general summery clothes so that I don't rush to the high-street when the weather heats up! I'm not going to kill myself sewing - it will be enough to make some plans, gather materials and hopefully sew up a little something each week.

Floh said...

I am in: Floh Stiche - http://flohstiche.blogspot.de - https://www.instagram.com/floh.stiche/ - sign up as a participand of Me Made May 2016. I will wear at least one item of me made clothing 4 times a week for the duration of May 2016. I will try to make two piecee od new clothing in May 2016.

corrie said...

I, Corrie (@corr_w, http://sewist-in-training.blogspot.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one item of me made clothing each day that I'm not working for the duration of May 2016. I will also endeavor to finish at least 3 garments already on my to-do list during the month.

Unknown said...

I, Jenny bond,sign up as a participant of me made may 16... First time ever! I pledge to wear something I've made every day, and to make something new every week... And I'll try Flickr too!

B-rouchka said...

I, Veronika from b-rouchka.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016. Also I will post every week on my blog and will catch up with the blogging backlog. In addition I will sew 4 new items during the month of May.

Miriam N. said...

I, Miriam (@sewingpolarbear), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to finish ten of my unfinished projects and wear them all at least once through the month. I also wish to use this month to focus less on all the things I cannot do when it comes to sewing, but rather be inspired and learn from my fellow seamstresses! Therefore I will try to learn one new sewing technique/garment detail per week. Looking forward to may!

The Wardrobe Project said...

'I, Mady of thewardrobe-project.blogspot.com and @thewardrobeproject on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear as many handmade garments as I can for the duration of May 2016'

sara said...

I, Sara (with no online presence) sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I endeavour to wear at least three me-made or re-made garments each week for the duration of May 2016.

It's less than I've pledged in the past, but considering what I can practically wear to work and the number of me-made items I possess, I think it'll still be a challenge.

Kelley said...

I, Kelley of casaturtle.com and @casakelley , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear at least 2 handmade pieces each day for the duration of May 2016. I make so much that I need to figure out which pieces I actually enjoy wearing the most. You can follow me daily on instagram and weekly on my blog. Looking forward to it!!!

Unknown said...

I, Esther Bettis of Sewmycreations.wordpress.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear something I have made each day for the duration of May 2016. Have a look at my blog if you would like to see how I get on.

ValeriaSpeck said...

I, Valeria (www.valeriaspeck.com and insta is @valeriaspeck) , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear me-made clothes at least 2 times per week for the duration of May 2016'

eMiLy said...

I didn't realize there was an official pledge. I did it last year but didn't pledge so I better make it official. (Even if it is late)
'I, https://www.instagram.com/enjoyful_makes/ ,sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear something me made (mainly shirts-and mainly Hey June) each day for the duration of May 2016'

Dorte said...
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Dorte said...

'I, Dorte of www.dragonflyfabrics.co.uk/dragonfly-fabrics-blog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016'

I'm so excited to take part for the first time and will report weekly on my blog and hopefully daily on Instagram

Unknown said...

'I,Dia SWS (adsuewahs), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one hand made item, at least four times a week , with the hope that I can wear one item each day for the duration of May 2016. I hope to attend to the the half finished garments that are piling up by my sewing machine.

Charlie said...

I, Charlie of Noble & Daughter and @charliewensley, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016 and to sew only everyday wearables during this month.

Unknown said...

I, Elena of sewitwithlove.com (@sewitwithlove) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour memades each day for the duration of May 2016 although this isn't my pledge as
I have been wearing memades only for many years but haven't had much of chance to sew as many garments as I used to in the last couple of years. I pledge to sew at least 2 if not 3 new garments during May as well as alter some of my old makes which are now a bit too snug since putting on some weight :/ Luckily I always leave a bit of extra seam allowances just in case! ;) I look forward to the challenge and to connecting to new sewists! Thank you for organising this Zoe! Xx

amy said...

I, Amy of sewnintheattic.blogspot.co.uk and @amysewnintheattic on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear four me-made garments each week during May 2016.

Hazel said...

'I, Hazel of Diary of a Dress and @hazel_b_obv, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear At least one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016'

Ree Sewn said...

'I, Marie of Ree-Sewn sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear me-made clothing on at least 25 days in May 2016'.

Natasha Consuelos said...

I, Colleen (lilishka2 on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016.

Jodi Wade said...

Almost forgot to write my pledge!

'I, Jodi Wade (www.jodimade.com and www.instagram.com/jodiwodes ) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear only me-made clothing (excluding undergarments and hosiery) in outfits I consider to be nice each day for the duration of May 2016'

Laura said...

I, Laura, @honestbloom on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear a hand sewn, hand knit (or both) garment each day (that I leave the house) for the duration of May 2016. I also pledge to attempt a closet purge, where I retire all of the clothing items that have outstayed their welcome, and either store them (as in the case of gowns & special occasion wear), repurpose them, or donate them. This will make room for all of the useful clothing that I plan to make in May, and beyond.

The Dress Tree said...

I, Kim of @thedresstree, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to:
1) Wear my limited handmade items more
2) Take stock of my current wardrobe needs
3) Try to fill the gaps in my wardrobe with items I've made myself.

I'm looking at this as more than just a chance to showcase my handmade clothes - mainly because I don't have many that I've made for myself! Hopefully it will also be the kick up the bum I need to start making things for me more often too!

Kim
X

H. Cox said...

I, H. Cox, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016

Elizabeth Made This said...

I, Elizabeth of elizabethmadethis.com and @elizabethmadethis sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2016. I pledge to wear at least one handmade item per day, digging deep into my past makes from a time when I didn't sew my correct size. As luck would have it, most of my older makes are too big for me on a regular basis, but just right for my current postpartum body. There are also many more nursing-friendly styles in my older makes, so I'll be bringing back the crossovers and wrap styles I haven't needed to wear the past 2 years. I might sew some things to have some more flexibility in my nursing wardrobe, but I give myself the freedom to take a nap if that's more important on a given day of life with a newborn.

Esther said...

'I, Esther (www.dollycreates.blogspot.com and @vintage_esther on Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear a different me-made outfit each day for the duration of May 2016, with the possible exception of my lemony 1950s birthday dress.' ;) Follow along on IG and weekly on my blog.

Unknown said...

I, Faye of @fayeraysews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 1 handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016. It may be tricky as working in a lab restricts me to wearing full length trousers mid-week and I will be Dragracing a couple of weekends during May, but I will do my best!

Jo P said...

I, Jo Penno (@jopenno) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one hand-sewn or re-fashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2016 (some days this may just be pyjamas, though...).

Daisy83 said...

I, Dayle of @daisy8530 , sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2016. My version of the pledge is to create one item of clothing each week in May. That's about all I think I can manage!

Nikki Jones said...

Hopefully just in time!
I, Nikki Jones of Dark Harbour Yarn @darkharbour on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear something I've made each day for the duration of May 2016'. I'm also going to try to make a dress that I'm happy with, including making pattern mods and toiles.

Unknown said...

I, Tine S., sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear at least two items of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. Also I will try to wear every single one of my me made garments.

Adelaide West said...

Last minute decision so just getting in hopefully :p

I, Adelaide from www.bluemtnsknits.blogspot.com.au and #bluemtnsknits, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade item of clothing on my days off (currently each Friday, Saturday and Sunday) for the duration of May 2016. :)

Rebecca said...

'I, Rebecca Wilson, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at last one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016'

Unknown said...

'I, Vicki / @sewvee sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item each day for the duration of May 2016. I pledge to wear every me made item over the course of the month!

Anonymous said...

What a nice challenge. I'm in.
I, Eirin @enelskaos, sign up to participate in Me-Made-May '16. I pledge to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016.

Fledglingsfirst said...

I, Cammie of Fledglings First, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear atleast one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016, to not lose my sense of style during exam season and to sew something for myself whilst the costuming for Addams Family.

Vicki said...

I, Vicki of cyandaisy.wordpress.com (@Jemeter), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. I also endeavour to either make, decide what to make or let go of all of my fabric in my stash since I'm moving at the end of the month and don't want to lug all of that fabric with me!

Kiwa said...

I, Kiwa from www.kiwakawaii.com , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016. I'll try to take photos every day and share in my blog once a week. :)

Morvens Handmades said...

I, Morven of morvenshandmades.blogspot.com and @morvens_handmades on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least two handsewn garments each day for the duration of May 2016 and take pics of each outfit. My additional challenge will be to make two more jackets and some dresses to take with me on my holiday.

Unknown said...

I, Kelley, of kitkatandstella.blogspot.com & @themrscamp sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2016.

Elisana said...


'I, Elisana, of costuraquasereta.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I am pledging with my children, Gabby, Lucas and Daniel to alternate among us wearing handmade/altered clothing each day each day for the duration of May 2016'

Sentarse a coser said...

I, Mary Carmen, (www.sentarseacoser.blogspot.com.es. and @Sentarseacoser), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour will wear at least three days for week for the duration of May 2016. You can follow my progress weekly on my BLog

KreaMino said...

'I, Dominique (known at Instagram as KreaMino and with the blog kreamino.blogspot.de), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one or even more handmade piece of my wardrobe each day for the duration of May 2016 with the target to find more combinations in my personal and handmade wardrobe. Maybe that process will help me to find my style and white spots in my wardrobe. You can follow my Progress on Instragram and weekly on my blog. '

Anonymous said...

I, Luus of Hopefully Creative (luus.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least two non-pants me-made items every week and at least 2 me-made items on the other days for the duration of May 2016.

Unknown said...
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Dominique Major said...

'I Dominique of www.dominiquemajor.wordpress.com and Instagram @dominique.major, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016 while sharing the message of handmade with others and helping them understand the true value of their clothing.

This is my first time and I'm excited to take part in such a great challenge!

Unknown said...

'I, Jodie @jodie_mcg184 on insta, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 3 me-mades a week for the duration of May 2016 and if I'm not wearing any I will finish or work on new ones. Excited!!

Sarah said...

Yes! I Sarah of https://studio63designs.blogspot.com sign up as a participant of mmmay16 and will seek to wear one handmade or up cycled garment or accessory each day. Let's go!

Morna said...

'I, Morna (insta: @style_of_constructing and blog: styleofconstructing.com) , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear 0.5 me-mades everyday for the duration of May 2016. My pledge is to also work on the overall efficiency of my wardrobe. Where it is lacking, I'll fill it with me-made. Ultimately, my goal is to be more thoughtful about the type of garments I make and how they will work with the rest of my wardrobe.'

Chuleenan said...

I, Chuleenan of csews.com (@csews on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear three to four handmade garments each week for the duration of May 2016. I will also pledge to finish at least two garments in the month of May!

Simone Miletic said...

I, Simone Miletic, Smiletic.com and Smiletic on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear At least one item that I made myself, clothing ou accessories, each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also want make three mores clothes this month and indentifie what projects that I have to make more effort. I Will register my looks at Instagram and resume in the blog.

ooobop said...

Fashionably late to the party but none the less well up for this again! Thanks for hosting, Zoe. 'I, Janene of http://www.ooobop.com, @ooobop on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ooobop and @ooobop on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016' I will no doubt have to make a few more pieces along the way!

sewmyown said...

I, Victoria of @sewmyon on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one item me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016 and to slow crochet a scarf that has been in my ufo pile since February. I will share pictures on Instagram.

erin said...

I, Erin of fisforflamingo.blogspot.com & @fisforflamingo (Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day and hopefully fully me-made two days a week for the duration of May 2016.

sewmyown said...

I, Victoria of @sewmyown on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016 and to slow crochet a scarf that has been in my UFO pile since February. I will share pictures on Instagram. (Sorry for the double post, I couldn't figure out how to edit my original one).

Rebecca said...

Just in time!
'I, Rebecca @tayengsing, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear an item of handmade clothing each day for the duration of May 2016 - and repair the stack of clothes that need repairing by the end of the month!

Rebecca said...

Just in time!
'I, Rebecca @tayengsing, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear an item of handmade clothing each day for the duration of May 2016 - and repair the stack of clothes that need repairing by the end of the month!

Unknown said...

I, Meredith of www.homemaderunner.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear two me made items every week for the duration of May 2016, leading up to one me made item every day during my Alaskan cruise at the end of the month.

Emily said...

Tried to post already - doesn't look like it went through, so my apologies if this ends up being a duplicate!

I, Emily of dressingtherole.wordpress.com (IG: dressingtherole), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I will be traveling for the entire month of May, so I endeavour to wear almost completely me-made items each day for the duration of May 2016. The few exceptions will be socks, my North Face fleece, and my ballet gear.

Sara said...

I, Sara of made-by-sara.blogspot.com and @made_by_sara_blog on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear mostly me mades each day for the duration of May 2016, and to sew everyday to complete at least 4 new things for myself. :)

Jo - The Knitographer said...

This year I, Joanna Davies, pledge to wear an item I've made OR a garment I've altered myself every day for the month.
Follow my progress on my blog and Instagram @theknitographer

Anonymous said...

I, Helen, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item per week of me made clothing for the duration of May 2016. I also pledge to wear all my me made clothing at least once by the end of May 2016.

Spikeabell said...

Here's hoping it is still April in the Uk. It is May here..but I am luckily wearing a mm skirt so here goes. I, Spike of (http://spikeabell.blogspot.com.au/ and @spikedeane), sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear at least 1 item of me made clothing or altered thrifted clothing for the duration of May 2106.

Judith said...

'I, Judith of Megalunostudio (www.megalunostudio.etsy.com and @judithmegalunostudio on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade, refashioned, or thrifted-and-repaired garment each day for the duration of May 2016'

My goal is to identify the handmade pieces that are working the best for me, and identify any gaps in my handmade wardrobe. I plan to post my outfits on instagram almost daily. My big change from last year is that I'm hoping for feedback - on style of garment, fit, and best successes and fails.

lahbluebonnet said...

I, Laurie, of teacupsinthegarden.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear at least four items of me made clothing each week for the duration of May 2016. I will also endeavor to make one new piece per week to accommodate my changing size, which seems to agonizingly be a few pounds up and then a few pounds down, (I'm pear shaped).

SoleCrafts said...


I, Jenny of SoleCrafts (www.solecrafts.blogspot.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear a full outfit of outerwear that is me made each day for the duration of May 2016.

Everyday all outerwear must be home made, this includes shoes and bags, but does not include underwear or bras. Gym wear does not count assuming that it will not be worn all day. By the end of the month I want to be able to wear at least 1 fully me made outfit from to to bottom.

Bianca s said...

'I, Bianca of http://thanksimadethem.blogspot.com/ , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016'

Dana said...

I, Dana, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear me made items at least three days a week for the duration of May 2016. I will also spend at least 15 minutes each day on sewing related activities.

Unknown said...

'I, Chara (@charakay94), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2016'

Caroline Somos said...

I, Caroline Somos (instagram @carolinesomos / @blackbirdfabrics + blog.blackbirdfabrics.com) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear only handmade clothing each day for the duration of May 2016! With the exception of lingerie, socks, and shoes :)

maggiecrisler said...

I, @maggiecrisler (on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade top or dress each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also finish up any UFOs I have, including the button-up shirt that I've been putting off because it's intimidating. I also want to attempt to make pants/jeans at some point, and want to do more research and pick a pattern. I will try to post daily outfit photos as well! Excited to participate this year!

Unknown said...

I haven't missed a Me Made May in three years but I am slightly skeptical of my ability to actually document it this year. " 'I, Mikhaela Reid of the blog Polka Dot Overload (and name @m1khaela on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one-me made item of clothing or jewelry five days per week for the duration of May 2016, even though I have relatively few items remaining after an "argh nothing fits me anymore" post-pregnancy purge last year. If I can, I may sew some new items as well."

Melwyk said...

'I, Melwyk of MagpieMakery and @sewmelwyk at twitter, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016, and to use MMM to identify the me-made pieces that I gravitate to this month, to help me make better sewing choices ahead!'

Becky said...

I hope that I am not too late to join in, it is still only 1st May, so hopefully it is OK. So I Becky of mooknits.blogspot.com and mooknits on Instagram pledge to wear at least one handmade item per day during May, I also pledge to actually get out my sewing machine and sew at least one item during the month of May. I am not a sewer at all, so that is a major challenge for me. So, hope it's ok to join in a little late. X

Becca said...

I, Becca of @beccamadethat and beccamadethat.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016 and post a picture a day to instagram (to get over my dislike of taking my own photo!)

Janie said...

I, Janie of @JanieRaeMade, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear 1 handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2016. I also intend to sew only with stash items in May.

Muriel.Nahtzugabe5cm said...

I, Muriel Nahtzugabe5cm, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear MeMade clothes each day for the duration of May 2016. I now sew for over 6 years, so this should be not too hart as i hardly own store clothes. Therefore I would like to focus on wearing dresses and new combinations of my me made stuff. This is now the second year I take part. I had a lot of fun last year and I´m looking forward to meet all the wonderful sewing ladies all around the world.Many thanks to Zoe for making this possible.

Anonymous said...

'I, Wendy Ward of www.wendyward.co.uk and www.miycollection.com (@thatwendyward on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item from my collection of samples I've made of my patterns each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also plan a completely selfish sewing project and get it started as a treat for finishing my book!'

Unknown said...

I, Louise (IG: lulukure_), sign up to participate in Me-Made-May '16. I pledge to wear at least one me-made garment or accessory every day for the duration of May 2016 and to document it for myself and a lot for IG.

I'm a MMMay virgin and really looking forward to finally taking part. I want to become aware of what I wear and don’t wear. I have booming closets and I need to pass on what I don’t use.

Lockstoff said...

I, Lockstoff_Ela and https://www.instagram.com/lockstoff_ela/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear MeMade clothes each day for the duration of May 2016.Thanks a lot Zoe for making this possible.

Anonymous said...

I, Ladina Simone (@ladinasimone on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one item of hand made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. I want to finish my Octopus Belladone, my Vogue 1395 and my endless summer tunic. Other than that I want to find more ways to integrate my handmades into my daily wardrobe.
And: I want to be confident and proud about my makes, towards non-sewers as well!

Unknown said...

'I, Nathalie from nathaliesews.blogspot.be, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016'

miss kate said...

I, Kristina of ornamentalconfectionery.blogspot.com, (@kehdeebee on Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I pledge to wear at least three me-made garments per week, and additionally endeavor to wear at least one new (meaning, made since May '15) garment each week. I'll be posting most regularly on Instagram.; any new makes will additionally be documented on the blog.

Jenni said...

Too late to the party really but I @jmurdison, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear all my me mades at least once during May, as this is less than one a day. I will IG as I go x

Anonymous said...

'I, Nora, ( http://naehnotizen.blogspot.de/ and Frl.naehnotizen on Instagram ) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wer at least ohne item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016'. I participate for the first time and I am looking forward to see the outfits from all over the world.

@anjasews said...

'I, (Anja), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item each day for the duration of May 2016'without repeating myself and post it on the MMMay16 pinterest board. I will try to post weekly.

Ina said...

I Ina, of finaina.se, sign up to participate in Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made object/garment/assecory every day for the duration of May 2016 and to not repeat any object without adding something new (for as long as I still have new things to put on) and to make at least one new shawl or other bigger project. I will also keep track of my progress through my blog, finaina.se

This will be fun!

Anne-Rose said...

I'm in! I, Anne-Rose (@annerosevandijk on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 3 me-made garments each week for the duration of May 2016. I also aim to complete two items which I have just started and finish up an UFO from last summer.

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lisette said...

I Lisette from blogliesje.nl sign up as a participant of the Me-Made-May '16 challenge. I will wear at least one handmade item every day for the duration of May 2016. I will also try to make two new pieces this month. Another challenge this month will be writing my posts in English, I'm from the Netherlands and my English isn't as it should be. You can follow my progress weekly on my blog.

Anne Vigdis Ellingsen said...

I, Anne Vigdis Ellingsen (@annevigdis75 on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me Made May ’16. I will wear at least one item of me made clothing every second day for the duration of May 2016. I will also endeavour to make one new piece per week

Nico said...

I, Nico(le) (www.nebenbeimama.de / www.instagram.com/nicolegugger ), sign up as a participant of Me Made May ’16. I will wear at least one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. Let's go!

Bridget said...

I, Bridget (@gatorteacher2 on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endevour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also make 2 new me-made items this month.

KarenB said...

This May I will endeavour to ensure my family and I will wear me made clothing for at least 3 days a week. Also during May finish projects to add to my me made wardrobe

Sofía said...

Oh, god, I'm running late!! I hope there's still time to sign up!
I, Sofía of Silver Lining Atelier (http://www.silverliningatelier.com/) sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 4 me-made garments each week for the duration of May 2016, and write at least 2 posts showcasing garments that I've made using indie patterns. So, let the fun begin! :P

Du fil et mon ... said...

I, Melanie of dufiletmon.blogspot.fr or #dufiletmon on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear / use at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016! My first participation ! Greetings from France !

Anya said...

I, Anya of everythingjustsew.com, pledge to wear three me-made items of clothing per week, and to sew at least one new item this month, too (am keeping my pledge small, in the hope that I can over-deliver!) :)

Linda said...

I've only found out about this with the flood of #mmmay16 appearing. It looks like fantastic fun so I'd love to join in.

I, Linda of www.sewingbeefabrics.co.uk/free-tutorials (@sewingbeefabric on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear every item of homemade clothes I have at least once throughout May 2016.

I'm in charge of dressing myself and my 2 children, so I'll be making sure there are handmade clothes on at least one of us each day... I may need to make a couple of extra bits in as I go though!

Danielle said...

I, Danielle from http://sewfabulous.me sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear entire made-by-me outfits 2x a week for the duration of May 2016. I will also endevour to finally really perfect my MMM bodice block to fit with not "fit" issues!

Danielle said...

I, Danielle from http://sewfabulous.me sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear entire made-by-me outfits 2x a week for the duration of May 2016. I will also endevour to finally really perfect my MMM bodice block to fit with not "fit" issues!

Liz said...

I, Liz of lizmakesit.blogspot.co.uk (Twitter/Instagram: lizmakesit), sign up to participate in Me-Made-May '16. I will endeavour to wear an item of clothing or accessory I have made (other than socks) every day for the duration of May 2016.

I have excluded socks because I wear socks I've knitted nearly every day anyway.

Ioanna said...

'I, Ioanna of http://www.thimblepatterns.com//
https://www.instagram.com/thimblepatterns/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16 I pledge to wear me-made clothes at least 3 days per week for the duration of May 2016'

Miriam said...

'I, Miriam of bruellaeffchen.blogspot.de, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear at least one piece from my homemade wardrobe on at least 25 days for the duration of May 2016. I'll take a picture daily but post it every week on sundy.

anne-françoise said...

I, Anne-Françoise of http://annefrancoise.canalblog.com/ sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016!
I hope it's not to late to suscribe... And I'm sorry I don't write English fluently...!

Tui said...

I, Tui (tuinkutomo.blogspot.fi and @tui79 on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016

Tui said...

I, Tui (tuinkutomo.blogspot.fi and @tui79 on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016

dickespaulinchen said...

'I, katharina aka dickespaulinchen from the Blog sewing addicted (dickespaulinchen.blogspot.com) and the Instagram Account SewingKatharina sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear selfmade Clothes each day for the duration of May 2016 and within this Process clearing up my closet from things i don't need anymore.

K Park said...

'I, @kristampark on insta, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear the one me-made item appropriate for summer I have each week and work on making more each day for the duration of May 2016'

Singing up day of, instead of in advanced because I've been trying to figure out how to DO this pledge.

Anonymous said...

I, Katrin of @xkatalina on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2016. I endeavor to wear at least one piece of me made clothing for the duration of May 2016 and I will also try to document this on instagram.

Amy G said...

I, Amy G, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least on handmade clothing item 5 days per week for the duration of May 2016. I will be documenting and sharing on flickr because I don't have a blog or instagram.

Tina said...

I, Tooti @tootitosh on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2016. I endeavour to wear a me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016. I also aim to produce at least four new items sewn or knitted during this period.

HeatherCase said...

'I, (Heather Case of Herringbone & Heather), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear something I made each day for the duration of May 2016' I will also endeavour to make at least one new item of clothing each week during the month.

Rebecca said...

I, Rebecca of sewtigersew.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear. at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016.

Valerie said...

I, Valerie (@Valerieknits on IG and at valerieknits.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one item I have knit or sewn/reworked each day for the duration of May 2016.

JunkoK said...

I, Junko K, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also make at least 3 new items by the end of May.

Unknown said...

'I, Evelyn /evelynbarwies on Insta, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one piece handmade by me every day in May. Either clothes, accessories or bags. I will also try to sew more and finish some new pieces for me that i will wear frequently.I will either knit or crochet or sew or emboider each day for the duration of May 2016'. My pics will be on Instagramm

AnonaMiss said...

I, Liberty, of Levagabondage.blogspot.com/TheruKest on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear two of my self made clothing items, and hopefully to begin sewing and knitting again, each day for the duration of May 2016.

Jennie said...

'I, Jennie of @jaggedrose on IG, (www.jaggedrose.se), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made or refashioned garment, at least 3 days a week for the duration of May 2016'

Unknown said...

I, Elizabeth A Denton of TinLizzieRideAgain.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made_May'16. I endeavor to wear something I've made each day for as long as possible (I don't think I have enough for every day all month!) in the month of May. In addition, I pledge to keep a list of everything I wish I had, so I can see at the end of the month, and figure out how to fill in gaps. A key component of this pledge for me will be to not buy any RTW until I've seen by the end of the month what I'm missing. My efforts will be posted on my Instagram account @earletted.

Dani said...

Oops, forgot to post this yesterday, but here goes:

I, Dani of sewingandcocktails.com and @danisaurus33 on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016.

It's on!

Anonymous said...

'I, Freya of (handmadebyfreya.com/elisepatterns.com and @elisepatterns on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of Me Made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016' (Sorry this is a bit late! :-))

Vanessa said...

I, Vanessa, of passfailsewing.blogspot.com (@passfailsewing on instagram) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear an article of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016 and to repair, rework, or recycle an article of clothing each week that is currently languishing in my closet.

Francesca Atelier Vicolo N°6 said...

'I, Francesca (my blog: www.ateliervicolon6.jimdo.com' and IG atelier_vicolo_n_6), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016.

Nicole said...

I tried signing up yesterday 4/30, but the comment didn't post! Here is my pledge again:

I, Nicole of IG @nicolekahn, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2016. As a newbie to sewing my own clothes, I endeavor to wear my own makes (clothing and jewelry) twice per week throughout the month of May 2016. Now that I am finally out of classes for the spring semester of grad school, I also pledge to make three more items of clothing this month.

Hilde said...



'I, Hilde van der Vlist @knittinghil knittinghil.WordPress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also endeavour to make a piece per week

Martina said...

'I, Martina, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment for everyday during the month of May, document my daily outfits on a weekly round up on my blog nadelschmiede.blogspot.de.
Thanks much for managing MMM 16.

Frau Sonnenburg said...

'I, Frau Sonnenburg - www.frausonnenburg.blogspot.de, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least three me-made pieces per week for the duration of May 2016'
Summaries will be posted on my blog.
Thank you for the organisation!

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