Saturday, 1 April 2017

Me-Made-May '17: Sign-Up Here!




Welcome to the sign-up for Me-Made-May'17! Can you believe that Me-Made-May is in its EIGHTH YEAR?! This challenge is all about improving your relationship with your handmade wardrobe, and perhaps also learning about yourself and your creativity.


What is Me-Made-May'17 and how it works...

Me-Made-May'17 (#MMMay17 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 eight 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 2017. Some participants choose to document their challenge photographically (though this is in no way compulsory for taking part) and share them with other participants.

Taking part can...
  • To start integrating your self-made items into your regular wardrobe rotation.
  • Help you get out of a wardrobe rut by focusing on your lesser-worn items and creating new outfits that include those.  
  • 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. 


What isn't Me-Made-May'17? 
  • A photo challenge. You might have seen heaps of Me-Made-May related pictures posted on blogs, Instagram etc. during previous challenges showing participants in their awesome handmade creations. Many like to document and share their challenges in this way, which is obviously amazing, but COMPLETING YOUR PLEDGE is the actual challenge; taking and sharing photos of what you wear during it is ENTIRELY OPTIONAL. I cannot emphasise this enough: you do not need to take any photos. At all. But please do if you want to. 
  • A reason to make lots of new clothes (unless you want to). This challenge is about wearing the items that you have already created more often, 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-making 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. 

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 '17. I endeavour to wear......................................................... each day for the duration of May 2017'


Ideas for your pledge...

Remember, this is meant to be challenging (i.e. not what you usually do), so take some time to think about how to get the most from the challenge before writing your pledge. 

If the standard 'wear one self-stitched garment per day' pledge won't help or stretch you, for example, if you have to wear a uniform during the week or you already wear quite a lot of me-mades, then come up with something else. How about pledging to wear 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 tailor the pledge to your own requirements. 


If you have a blog or social media accounts, 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? If possible, 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!

If you would like to advertise your participation on your blog if you have one, why not treat yourself to the addition of the #MMMay17 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.


What's different about this year's challenge? 

Participants of previous years' challenges may notice a couple of minor differences this year. Mainly, that there's no official Me-Made-May'17 Flickr group or Pinterest board. Whilst Instagram activity has rocketed, these other platforms have seen less action over the last couple of years, so seeing as I'm pretty time-poor these days I've decided to do away with those this year. Also, for the same reason, I'm going to host one larger celebration giveaway for participants towards the end of the month, rather than smaller weekly ones.


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

Nothing in particular until 1st May 2017, 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 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!!!!!

250 comments:

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Sewionista said...


So excited for another round of Me-Made-May! Can't believe it's already in its 8th year. Thank you for hosting it again Zoe!

'I, Julia of Sewionista
, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear 1 me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2017'

I really enjoyed participating during the last years. In the past, I have left off weekends but this year I will include them, which will force me to finally make some casual me-mades for lounging around the house. In addition, I will endeveaur to add 1 second hand piece to my outfit, which could be a garment, accessory or shoes.

Catherine said...


So excited for another round of Me-Made-May! Can't believe it's already in its 8th year. Thank you for hosting it again Zoe!

'I, Catherine of http://clothesandsewing.blogspot.co.uk

, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a me-made outfit each day for the duration of May 2017, and also to note when one of my children chose to wear something I made them"'

Wilma said...

'I, Wilma (IG: vladivos) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017 and to go through the clothes that don't fit me anymore and remake/upcycle at least four of these.

VickiG said...

Yay, so excited for me made may and looking forward to participating for the second time as I loved last year.
I, Vicki (IG: Cathywafs) sign up as a participant of Me-mades May '17
I endeavour to wear a minimum of one Me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017. I also endeavour to sew at least one more item from my 2017makenine list and one wardrobe staple.

Caroline said...

Wahoo, another MMM! Thanks for organising it again Zo!
'I, Caroline of CJ Made, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear me-made and me-modified garments and accessories each week day for the duration of May 2017. I also want to complete my pile of UFO's that have been lurking around for a while'
http://carolinejoynson.blogspot.co.uk/

Meg said...

Hooray!

I, Meg of http://cookinandcraftin.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment every day and wear at least 2 me-made garments three times per week for the month of May 2017."

;-)

Linda (ACraftyScrivener) said...

I, Linda of @acraftyscrivener, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a coordinated outfit of at least 1 me made piece of clothing each day for the duration of May 2017.

Sewlidarity said...

This will be my first ever MMM, as I never felt I had enough memades for it to be worth while. I've probably still not made enough yet but I've probably got enough to wear something different, each day, for the first half of the month and can always wash and repeat 😉


'I, Anna Irving - arrowlili_sewlidarity (instagram) http://sewlidarity.com and sewlidarity (YouTube), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear, or create, one memade item each day for the duration of May 2017'

Regan Louise said...

I, Regan, of https://solitudeforsewing.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017. As I sew a lot of my own undergarments, 1 item = 1 full set of undergarments.
I'm so excited for this!!

Steely Seamstress said...

I, Steely of https://steelyseamstress.wordpress.com sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2017. I will endeavour to only wear Me Made items for all of May. This is very exciting for me as in previous years I have signed up to wear at least one Me Made item each day only, but now I have enough stuff to do this.

Thanks Zoe for hosting this great event each year!

The Nesting Crane said...

I, @thenestingcrane, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear, or create, at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2017

Nancy Winningham said...

Why is it that May always sneaks up on me? Glad I saw this post today, May first!

'I, Nancy Winningham, www.blogspot.encue.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear or use at least one me made item each day for the duration of May 2017'

Good luck everyone!!!

Claudia said...

I, Claudia B. Manley of propertension.blogspot.com and proper_tension on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a foundational me-made garment each day and find ways to wear my lesser-loved me-mades for the duration of May 2017.

annajosews said...

I, Anna of annajosews.wordpress.com (anna_jo-sews on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear two me-made garments/accessories each day for the duration of May 2017, and to only wear each specific combination once during the month.

I'm also planning to finish up the mother of all crochet projects by the end of May: my broomstick Rebel Lace cardie. I think I need a deadline with this one or I'll be making it forever!

Have fun, everyone!

Sharona said...


I've followed this for the last couple of years but delighted to join you all this year.
'I, Sharon (sharonfa50 on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2017'

Bekah D said...

I have only just got back into sewing (January 2017, actually), and in watching old videos from many sewing vloggers on YouTube to find encouragement and instruction, I found out about this project and was really inspired to give it a shot when the time came around again.

I, Rebekah(@daxafina on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one Me-Made garment each day for the duration of May 2017.

mamadevlin said...

I, Marjorie (https://konzacreative.blogspot.com @marjdevlin on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one Me-Made garment each day for the duration of May 2017.

ari said...

Perfect timing!

'I, ari (of max-California.com and @maxcalifornia_), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one handmade item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2017'



Not the biggest goal it seems, but I'm pregnant and nothing fits or is comfortable so I'm wanting to make some comfy clothes!

♥ Doreen ♥ said...

I, Doreen (http://kreativ-sucht.blogspot.de / kreativ.sucht - on Instagram) , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one memade garment each day for the duration of May 2017.
This will be my second MMM, thanks for hosting it again Zoe.

matkailijakirppu said...

Hi! I, matkailijakirppu of laukkumatka.blogspot.fi, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2017. I shall wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017! :)

Sew Happy said...

I, Vicky Osborne (Vicstero if you want to find me on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I will endeavour to wear as many of my me-made clothes consciously each day for the duration of May 2017 with the express purpose of better understanding what I like and what suits me so that I can be more focused (and less wasteful) in my future makes.

Efwa - Medea said...

Hi, this will be fun. This is my third Me-Made-May I think. This year I am thinking of not showing anything that has been shown before in May. Let's see how it works out.

I, Medea at @medeasgarderob (Medea's Wardrobe), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear Me-Made garments each day for the duration of May 2017 and it will be garments that is not shown in earlier #mmmay. I will not wear the same combination of garments more than once and I hope I can finish some staples for my summer wardrobe during May.

Lesley said...

Since I'm not pregnant this year I hope I can participate again


'I, Lesley of @Sew_sleep_deprived, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a me-made item each day or make one of my children in my place for the duration of May 2017

Crafty She said...

'I,She of https://sheking.wixsite.com/shesews and /www.instagram.com/sewist_she, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment every day and endeavour to finish all my UFOs :) for the duration of May 2017'

elizabeth said...

'I Elizabeth Duke, author of https://edukedesigns.wordpress.com, you can follow me on Instagram @sewist44,has signed up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear and blog about a new original, recycled or up-cycled article of clothing or accessory, twice a week for the duration of May 2017.

Carla said...

'I, CarDarMay, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one self-sewn item a day each day for the duration of May 2017'

angela said...

'I, Angela Fleming @sophomorestudio, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one me made or up-cycled garment per day each day for the duration of May 2017'

Sue said...

'I, Sue Scott sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment each day for the duration of May 2017'

Gillian said...

I, Gillian of Crafting A Rainbow/@gilliancrafts, sign up to wear whatever the heck I want for the month of May! I'll document the mix of me-mades and RTW as a snapshot of my wardrobe in 2017, and reflect on what I like or want to change. As well, I pledge to sew every weekend, with a focus on boring basics like jeans and bras that I've been avoiding for months!

Thanks! :)

Pippa said...

 'I, Pippa of thefabricwrangler.wordpress.com Pippa Pease (Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to finish as many of my ufo projects as possible each for the duration of May 2017'

Kara Lee Donnelly said...

I, Kara (kara_sews on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2017 and to list what I wear every day, both me-mades and store-bought, so that I can better understand what I like to wear everyday and what I should make in the future.

Lisa Vos said...

'I, Lisa Vos (at lisavsews on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a me made garment every friday, saturday and sunday, and to complete any UFO/WIP that are outstanding by the end of the month of May 2017'

beassewingadventures said...

I, Béa of Bea's Sewing Adventures/@missbeacurtis0, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I will endeavour to wear Me Made clothing (not including underwear, shoes and tights) each day for the duration of May 2017.

That's my formal pledge. It's pretty much the same as for the last two years, the informal challenges to myself are, firstly, to dress with a bit more thoughtfulness, and secondly, to make sure that I photograph my outfit and post it on Instagram each day.

And I know that MMM is not about panic-sewing, but for me it works as a really helpful catalyst for completing WIPs, getting on with planned new makes and refashions, and finally getting around to fixing and mending those me-made garments that need it, in preparation and in May itself. So I'm hoping that by the end of May I will have made some older clothes more readily wearable, and made some brand new clothes - that are also wearable- :-D

Kathryn said...

I, Kathryn of kathrynsbusytown.blogspot.co.uk(kathryn_mhairi on instagram)sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made garment every day. I also endeavor to catalogue all the garment fabric I have in an attempt to sew with fabric I already own rather than buying more. I will also make myself a new summer dress without buying any new fabric to do so.

I'm really looking forward to taking part again this year!

Rebecca Huck said...

I, Rebecca of www.halfway-home.co.uk sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least 2 me-made items each week for the duration of May 2017

I'm new to sewing so don't quite have enough items to wear me-made every day during May but I'm excited to join in with this challenge in the hope that it'll make me brave enough to wear my handmade items out of the house, and to see what I add to my 'to make' list once the challenge is over!

Hanrahan said...

I, Hannah of http://hannahknitsstuffalot.blogspot.co.uk/ sign up as participant of Me-Made-May'17. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day with no outfit repeats for the duration of May 2017. I will be awarding myself bonus points if my kids are wearing handmade too!

Jane said...

I, Jane W., seejaneremix.wordpress.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade item per week for the duration of May 2017.

Repeats are okay because I am a major beginner.

Lynsey Jane said...

I Lynsey of Lynsey_makes sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 17. I endeavour to wear at least one me made for five days of the week (but will try more) for the duration of May 2017.
My first time joining in and hoping it will focus me on what I wear the most, what I need in my wardrobe and maybe even make some kind of plan.
P.s it would really help if it's warm weather as I've not tackled trousers or jeans yet.

Jo Cox said...

I, Jo of pipandjoy and pipandjoy.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a handmade item at least 3 days a week through May, and to dress my daughter in a handmade item 3 days a week for the duration of May 2017. I will also endeavour to make a wrap dress I have had the pattern and fabric for flippin ages in time to wear it in May'

I have recently started sewing for my daughter and so my own supply of clothes has dried up somewhat! Looking forward to the prompt to make something for myself again!

Felicity France said...

I, Cecilia (@felicityfrance on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017'

There's going to be quite a few repeats as I lost my sewing mojo for a long while, so this is a good incentive to get cracking on my todo list!

Ingrid said...

I, Ingrid (www.IsaTesDesigns.com, @IsaTesDesigns on Twitter, JustIngrid@IsaTesDesigns on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May'17. I endeavour to wear one me-made item each day the month of May. I also vow to finally finsih those two pairs of pants I cut out for myself a while ago.

Rosemary said...

'I, Rosemary of http://stitchontheline.blogspot.co.uk, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I will endeavour to wear one me-made item each day including weekends for the duration of May 2017 and to make my first pair of jeans'

As someone new to blogging this is the first time that I have joined in with Me-Made may and I am really looking forward to the challenge.

Summer said...

I've never done this before, but I just finished sewing a wardrobe and am excited about trying this. Can't wait for May 1st!

'I, Summer, https://happinessislivinglife.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear 1 made by me item each day for the duration of May 2017'

Rebecca Monk said...

'I,Becky of wildfurexpressions/bushbunny, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one made-by-me garment each day for the duration of May 2017' It may be the same one twice, in a different presentation, but one a day.

AskSarah said...

‘I, Sarah of AskSarah.com.au, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavour to wear/use as many me made or refashioned or embellished items (garments,accessories,totes etc) each day for the duration of May 2017’

I have misplaced my sewing mojo (or sewjo) and I am really hoping that MMMay17 will help me recapture it! I wrote a blog post about my pledge (and sewjo) if you are curious http://wp.me/p3dXY3-2ft

I can't wait to see what everyone has been making and to celebrate our maker spirits together!

Paula said...

I, Paula (trespompones.com, @trespompones), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least two handmade garments or accessories each day for the duration of May 2017.

I will concentrate on sewing some trousers, skirts and dresses, as I have jumpers, T-shirts and cardigans, but I'm missing some bottoms to combine.

I am really, really excited. Last year it was great and it was easy for me to wear a handmade garment a day, so I'm making it a lot more challenging this year, and I'm a bit nervous.

Can't wait to see all the challenges and all the beautiful ideas out there.

Thanks a lot!

fadanista.com said...

I, Sue (fadanista.com, @suestoney) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear only clothes made by me each day for the duration of May 2017'

Andreae Callanan said...

I'm in! I, Andreae Callanan (@andreaecallanan on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2017, and to use the challenge to identify (and fill!) the gaps in my me-made wardrobe.

H's Handcrafts said...

I Helen of http://hshandcrafts.wordpress.com (Instgram @hshandcrafts) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item of clothing for each day in May 2017 with non sneaky cop-outs like scarves, unlike last year.

SewMoreGalore said...

I, Jan aka revjanb, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one MM item at least 2x each week, and to complete 2 more MM items for the duration of May 2017.

I've been looking at the results of MMM challenges for the last couple years and wanted to join. I would have done so before but I always saw it after the challenge was over. Glad I saw this year's challenge in time.!

Sarah Dawn said...

'I, Sarah Dawn of Sarah Dawn's Designs (https://sarahdawnsdesigns.blogspot.ca/), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one piece of clothing made by me each day for the duration of May 2017'

Mary Hearn said...

'I, Penny, www.mumokio.wordpress.com (Instagram penny_hearn), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I will endeavour to wear me made visible clothing (i.e. not just wear my Barrie pants every day) each day for the duration of May 2017', and make one garment each week from my to-do pile without leapfrogging with newer projects.

yavanna reynolds said...

I missed this last year by one day! I'm getting on board early this time.

Okay, here is my pledge:

'I, Yavanna Reynolds, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment/outfit each day for the duration of May 2017. I promise that at least 25% of my outfit will be me-made'.

I'm not sure if I have enough me-made outfits for the whole month to make complete outfits, which is why I am committing to just one garment. This will be fun!

citrus_sharp said...

I, Chrissie, @citrus_sharp on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least 4 items a week that I have made for the duration of May 2017. I will also work through my pile of Nearly finished makes and get at least three done.

All of this is of course baby permitting!

Bele said...

Very excited about my first time experience at Me-Made-May!

I, Bele, @belekeck on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one self-made or up-cycled item each day for the duration of May 2017, to finish one piece of garment out of stashed fabric every week and to not fall into panic-sewing despite of that goal (ha!).

Thanks for hosting!

Luzie said...

'I, Luzie from Mein-wunderbarer-Kleiderschrank.blogspot.com/ @huddeleien on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment and to add accessories (I don`t give up on this point) each day for the duration of May 2017'

It`s my fourth time this year and I enjoy it very much each year.
Thanks for hosting!


mahlicadesigns said...

'I, melissa e of mahlicadesigns https://mahlicadesigns.wordpress.com/ @mahlicadesigns, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a handmade outfit each day for the duration of May 2017'

Sara Faura said...

I, Sara Noemi of little visible delight but necessary, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavor to wear at least one self-made garment each day for the duration of May 2017

mema said...

'I, Mema,

http://www.von-mema.de/
https://www.instagram.com/memas_work/?hl=de

sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2017'

Anonymous said...

I've been looking forward to this all year! Last year I had so few me-made a that I gave up 10 days in, but I've done a lot of work on my closet since then and am ready to go.

I, Masha of http://itinerantseamstress.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '17. I endeavour to wear at least two me-made garments every day for the month of May 2017.

Sy Bille said...

'I, Sybille ,www.dasbürofürschönedinge.de https://www.instagram.com/feovogt/?hl=de,
sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear only me mades each day for the duration of May 2017
Thank you so much

Kay said...
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Kay said...

I'm so going to give this a try for the first time this year. Might be a challenge for me because I've lost a lot of weight and most of my me-mades don't fit anymore. So I'm going to tweak this challenge as me-made OR me-mended. :) And I'm not comfy posting my pics online, So no pics from me.

'I, Kay of http://gentlydowntheseam.blogspot.ca/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a me-made or me-mended item each day for the duration of May 2017'.

schildkroete said...

I, Sabine, on http://langsame-schildkroete.blogspot.de and https://www.instagram.com/langsame_schildkroete sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2017!

Thank you so much!

Jessica said...

I, Jessica of http://sterlingthimble.blogspot.com ~ https://www.instagram.com/sterlingthimble , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one item that I have made each day for the duration of May 2017.

Marie said...

Still very new to sewing with only 4 projects under my belt so far but I want to participate!

'I, Marie @thetwinneedle (instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear 3 me-mades per week (I will create one new me-made and finish one UFO each week) for the duration of May 2017'

Anonymous said...

I, Rosie, of @rosiebillingtonsewing, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one self-stitched garment per each day for the duration of May 2017

PaisleyPirouette said...

This year will be my forth participation of Me-Made-May, thank you so much for organizing this great event, Zoe!
'I, SaSa of @paisleypirouette (paisleypirouette.blogspot.de), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear as many me made garments as possible each day for the duration of May 2017. I will try to take a picture every day which is really hard to me to decide which garments have to go.'

Teri Dodds said...

I, Teri of http://www.fasewla.wordpress.com (@teridodds1 on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear one or more me made garments each day for the duration of May 2017. I also want to sew one new pair of jeans during the month of May.

Alex Howard said...

'I, Alex Howard of Alex's Adventures in Fabric @adventuresinfabric sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017'

MizzSmartyPants said...

I've lost a significant amount of weight since last MMM and a lot of my me-made clothes don't fit. I moved in January and have been spending a lot of my free time doing work on my old house and doing things to get my current house setup, so I haven't been sewing nearly enough to be able to wear me-made clothes every day right now. So, that being said, I'm severely reducing the scope of my pledge this year.

I, jennifer of http://clothinghacker.com (@mizzsmartypants on Instagram,) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear as many me-made and up-cycled items as possible during the month of May 2017

Anonymous said...

'I, Emma of www.emmaandhermachine.wordpress.com @emmaandhermachine sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a me made garment each day for the duration of May 2017 in hope of identifying the gaps in my me made work wardrobe, in particular.

Lovenicky said...

Thanks for organizing this again year after year! This will be my 5th year joining this challenge.

'I, Lovenicky of Frou Frou by Lovenicky (http://lovenicky-froufrou.blogspot.ca/), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least 2 me made garments/accessories each day for the duration of May 2017'

Sarah L. Crowder said...

'I, Sarah L. Crowder of codenamesarah.com (and @codenamesarah at IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one self-made garment every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday for the duration of May 2017.'

Thanks!

charlotte said...

I,charlottepb42 of instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear my hand made clothes on the weekends for the duration of May 2017'.

Katie Emma said...

'I, Katie of @katharineemma on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear only handmade garments each day for the duration of May 2017 and to not repeat an outfit. Exceptions to the handmade rule are undergarments, outerwear, shoes, and workout clothes.'

Maggy Heath said...

'I, Maggy Heath/ Pippilupin, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me-made clothing or accessories each day for the duration of May 2017'


Danielle Krivan said...

I, Danielle, of @onesmallstitch on IG, sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2017. I endeavour to wear me mades every day throughout the month. I'm fine with repeating garments, but will try not to repeat outfits.
Thanks Zoe, looking forward to it!

aem2 said...

I, aem2 of PhysicsGirl on the Loose and @aem2_ on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear 2 me-made/refashioned items each day for the duration of May 2017, repeating an item no more than once per week and without planning. I also pledge to sew at least one new item and finish one of my UFOs.

sewredy said...

'I, Rachel of Sew RED-y (sewredy.wordpress.com and @sewredy on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day with no repeating outfits for the duration of May 2017'

Mrs Rat said...

I, Mrs Rat of mrandmrsrat.weebly.com, commit to wearing only me-made garments and jewelry for the month of May. I also want to photograph my outfit for my website every day, updating the website once a week. My New Year's goal was to finish at least one sewing project a month. I will try to stay with that goal. My husband, Mr Rat, commits to wear his me-made clothing at least four times a week.

Rachel Sparacio said...

I, Rachel Sparacio (rachelsf on Ravelry), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2017. I have tons of hand knits, but this will get challenging for me as the weather warms up and I need to rely on things that I've sewn.

Fabrickated said...

Hello Zoe! Its Kate of Fabrickated. I would like to join Me Made May 2017. This year I want to wear my handknitted items alongside a sewn item. Thank you for organising this again.

lahbluebonnet said...

'I, Laurie at TeacupsintheGarden.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one sewn garment each day for the duration of May 2017.'

Nuttyginger said...

I, Zoe @zmginger, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least 1 made-by-me item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2017!

This is going to be more challenging as it's getting chilly here and I'm in the middle of an MBA so finding time to make missing items is going to be tricky.

Sharon said...

I, Sharon (http://petiteandsewing.blogspot.com.au/) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2017. I endeavour to wear clothes made by me or made and gifted to me, each day for the duration of May 2017.

mzpandaj said...

'I, mzpandaj (instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a me made item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2017'

fionamadeit said...

I've enjoyed following along with these in the past so thought I might take up the challenge myself this year.

I, Fiona (@fionamadeit), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017. I also have a few me-mades that need alterations that I've been putting off for a long time so will try to fix by the end of May. Maybe I can even convince DD to play along on the weekends :-)

Lisa said...

Thank you so much Zoe for organizing again this year!!! This is my 4th year of participating. :)

I, Lisa, Lisa's Carolina | Handmade and @lisascarolina , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear a handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2017.

Kerry said...

Fun! This sounds great.

I, Kerry Dueholm of @andthenthereweremore sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2017, and finish sewing my swimsuit and two pairs of work pants.

Tash Cleeton said...

I, Tash of Tasherdashery.co.uk, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a me made item of clothing 3 days a week for the duration of May 2017

Caitlyn Myers said...

I, Caitlyn of Practice Makes Pretty, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear a self-made garment at least four days of each week for the duration of May 2017.

Cindy Spencer said...

'I, Cindy (instagram cindyfortunespencer), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2017.

Sara said...

I'm so glad I remembered to search for this and so glad, after a couple years of not participating, that it's still around! So here goes - I, Sara Upshaw of ThePrettyPickle.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017.

Melanie Y said...

I, Melanie from made-by-melanie.blogspot.com and @whatpiggydeos, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a me-made item each day that I leave the house (no me-made lounge-wear I'm afraid) - be it clothing, bag, clutch, jewelry or scarf. May will also be the mouth I sew my Berlin Jacket -- just in time for the Aussie winter.

sewTreefrog said...

I, SewTreefrog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a different hand-sewn outfit each day for the duration of May 2017. In addition, I pledge to sew a jacket using fabric I have woven

Siebenschön said...

I, Marlene,
http://siebenschoen-design.blogspot.de/
https://www.instagram.com/7schoen/?hl=de
sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least 1 me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2017

It's the first Me-Made-May for me, thank you so much for organising!

Sizun said...

'I, Sizun, http://sizunfecit.blogspot.fr, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one garment made by me each day for the duration of May 2017'

Valerie said...

'I, Valerie of http://valeriesownsewingblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/work-in-progress-sim-8014-and-other.html#comment-form, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item Monday to Friday for the duration of May 2017', sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. This will probably be posted as a weekly roundup each weekend and it's my first time participating.

Hayley said...

'I, @stringsews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one item of memade clothing each day for the duration of May 2017'

Rebecca Burnett said...

So excited for another year of MMM!

'I, Rebecca Burnett http://sewpomona.com @sewpomona ,sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear one handmade look each day (aiming for no repeats!) for the duration of May 2017'

I have a large handmade wardrobe at this point so I'm hoping to push myself to wear something different all month long with no repeated outfits.

nelnanandnora said...


I,Eleanor of http://nelnanandnora.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least two me-made items each day for the duration of May 2017 and to take stock of my wardrobe, filling gaps with slow, sustainable me-made garments.

Barbara said...

I already saw this last year, but could not really participate. This year I want to give it a try, and I really look forward to it. I find it hard to estimate how challenging it would be. I really lack good basics, like tops or shorts or pants, so I don't know how possible it would be to wear something me-made everyday... So I will count my kids in as well, hope that is fine as well...

So here I go ;-)

I, Barbara from http://lilliepawillie.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear 1 me-made item a day, preferably myself but if really not possible, have one or both my daughters do so, each day for the duration of May 2017. I also endeavor to finish at least one item that I started long ago and didn't finish, to make one pair of trousers and/or shorts (preferably both), and to only make clothes we need or miss in our wardrobe, like good, wearable, nice basics for myself, or summerwear for myself and/or the kids or husband.


Friederike said...

Yay, it's time again. :) To challenge myself I have a very specific pledge this year. Here we go:


I, Friederike from naehenisttherapie.wordpress.com and sewingistherapy in IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment each day from Monday to Friday for the duration of May 2017.
I also endeavour to not wear the same outfit / combination twice and to make better pictures with a real camera - no crappy mirror selfies this year!


There will be weekly picture summaries on IG and probably one post with all of them on the blog at the end of the month (of mid June, let's be honest).

I excluded the weekends for several reasons. First of all is that I mostly wear my Hudson pants anyway from morning to evening and you don't need to see 8 pictures of that. Secondly: there really don't need to be more bed head pictures from me in the world wide web...

Lorna said...

'I, LornaU, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2017'

This is my first attempt at making this commitment. I hope it will provide an incentive to use some of the patterns, fabrics and ideas that I have collected.

Neha said...


I don't have much sewing experience or enough me made items in my wardrobe so I'm thinking that I will use this challenge to accomplish learning new sewing skills, getting better at the ones I know, and keep to using up the fabric in stash and clothes I have earmarked to up cycle.
'I, Neha @floating_light (instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to use this challenge as a skill building exercise while using resources at hand, and will set aside one hour to sew five times a week for the duration of May 2017'

fazeolo said...

I, Lucile (IG: fazeolo), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2017
:-)

Tüt said...

My first one, but now I do have enough me made clothes to participate!

I, Julia (_tuet on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2017. I will try to document these on IG, but sureley will do a Blogpost at the end of May. However, as I mostly wear my Outfit for two days, there won't be a picture for every day.

EllyP said...

I, Elinor (el_pepperell on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2017. I will use this as an opportunity to identify gaps in my wardrobe and challenge myself to step up my sewing to things I am avoiding like trousers / jeans. Thanks Zoe for organising - not only is it a great way to be clearer about my wardrobe content and goals but it also provides plenty of inspiration.

Jodi Wade said...

'I, Jodi of http://www.jodimade.com (jodiwodes on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear only me-made garments in combinations I like each day for the duration of May 2017 and to try to have as many different outfits as possible through the use of accessories'

pootleandmake said...

I, Camilla of https://pootleandmake.wordpress.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment during each day for the duration of May 2017. It will be interesting to see how if I can co-ordinate my handmade separates better than last year. The goal is to wear more than one item where possible. Thanks for organising again Zoe.

jen said...

I'm participating for thethird year in a row! My first year I pledged to wear handmade everyday. My second I pledged two or more handmade items each day. My third year is going to be a huge challenge for me ...

'I, Jenifer (@thecalicolover), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear An entire me made outfit each day for the duration of May 2017'

Woof!

Fiona said...

I, Fiona, of https://thesedaysarefew.wordpress.com/ will try to wear during the month of May:
*At least one memade item each weekday
*At least one entirely memade outfit each week (underwear and footwear not included!)
*If I'm not wearing memade next best choice will be thrifted or ethically made

*I will also aim to either finish or ditch some of the half-a-dozen ufos in my sewing room, rather than starting new sewing
*Plus aim to finish the cardigan I started knitting a year ago which I shamefully abandoned just a sleeve and a rib band short of fishing; and wear it before the end of May.

I would have pledged to do more full memade days if it were Summer in May, and I could just wear dresses or skirts and tops. But my cold weather work wear means jackets and cardigans, which are about 70% thrifted or store bought.






Anonymous said...

I @mitsymargalit sign up as a participant in Me-Made-May '17. I will endeavour to wear at least two me-made garments/ week.

Thank you, Zoe!

Knora Connolly said...

'I, Knora of Darts and Gathers (dartsandgathers.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017'

Frances Clements Fawcett said...

I, Frances ( website: francesclementsfawcett.com and francescfawcett on IG ) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. Yay! I shall wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017 and will post evidence over on my blog and also on IG throughout the month. I shall also applaud our growing Me-Made community as everyone shows what they are wearing and making. Thanks again Zoe for creating another marvelous opportunity to shine together! It's going to be fun! xo Frances in Port Townsend WA

Rachael Elswyk said...

'I, Rachael (Raches on IG & Ravelry) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least Three me-made items (clothing and accessories) each day for the duration of May 2017. I also will endeavour to tackle the AuFO and make a few items from my Make Nine 17 list.

Jennifer said...

'I, Jennifer from www.sortingbuttons.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear
me-made underwear every day, plus another me-made garment 5 days a week for the duration of May 2017. Plus, I will learn to make jeans!'

anitathadani said...

'I, Anita Thadani with blog Www.diywithmanneken.com, and instagram @diywithmanneken sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to Wear the maximum amount of handmade clothes I can of May 2017'

Love this challenge Zoe!

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Cathy said...

Thank you Zoe!

'I, Cathy of Cathy Makes, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear something me-made each day for the duration of May 2017.'

craftycrusader said...

I, Monique of www.craftycrusader.wordpress.com @craftycrusader , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear, on average, one self-made or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2017

Donna Leesley said...

'I, Donna Leesley, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to complete a minimum of 50% of my recently re~discovered unfinished /part started projects as well as wearing 2 self~made/re~fashioned garments per week for the duration of May 2017 xx

Rebecca Woodward said...

I love this time of year, really gives me a kick up the backside to get my sewing organised into things I'll really wear.

So, I, Becca of www.redwsews.wordpress.com (@redwsews), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a me made garment each day for the duration of May 2017. Because this is not the big stretch it was last year, I also pledge to start one of the two major projects I have lined up, either the Kelly Anorak or the Ginger jeans - I WILL expand my skill set!

I can't believe how far I've come since I first signed up 2 years ago, thanks so much for organising again Zoe

Ashlee Of Course said...


I, ashlee_crashlee of Instagram and Ashlee Of Course from www.thisseamsinteresting.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to discover more favorite patterns from independent pattern companies. I shall not have any new makes during the month of May originate from The Big 4 or any similar mass market publishers. As a related goal, I will repeat last year's goal of reducing my fabric stash by 3-5 items.

Megan said...

'I, Megan Lagueruela of @megan.ilene, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one self designed, drafted and sewn garment each day for the duration of May 2017'

So excited!!!

Wendy Stitch said...

'I, Wendy, of www.wendystitch.com and www.instagram.com/wendy_stitch, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2017'
Thanks for hosting :)

Lianne said...

I, Lianne, on Instagram as @stitchingdoctor, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade piece of clothing (either sewn or knitted) each day for the duration of May 2017.

matkailijakirppu said...

Hi! I, matkailijakirppu of laukkumatka.blogspot.fi / @matkailiajkirppu, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2017. I endeavour to wear 1 DIY-item each day for the duration of May 2017 and see if I can document them too... :)

Dilek said...

I, Dilek of @dilek224, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade clothing item each day for the duration of May 2017

losori said...

I, Lottie of losori.wordpress.com (@lottieoflosori on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2017.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's creations!

Louise said...

I can't believe it is May already - I'm looking forward to being part of this again! I already wear me-made most days but I will try to dig out some of my less regularly worn pieces and give them some love (or decide to get rid of them altogether!)

I Louise of https://notsewsimple.wordpress.com/ sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear something handmade every day and review all my less worn makes!

Louise

Helen said...

Can't believe it's nearly me made May again, thanks so much for hosting again Zoe!

I, Helen of justsewtherapeutic.wordpress.com and justsewtherapeutic on Instagram, sign up to be a participant of me made may 2017. I will endeavour to wear only self made clothes, knickers and knitwear (with the exception of bras and jeans) for the month of May. I will also try not to repeat an outfit to give some of my older and forgotten garments a chance.

Kathleen Carvalho said...

'I, Kathleen of http://nestingdollsofscience.blogspot.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/nestingdollsofscience/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one modified or homemade by either myself or someone else that I personally know piece/accessory each day for the duration of May 2017' I will also try to document each outfit every day. I just started sewing a year ago, and I work fulltime, so I gave myself a first time cushion, and I'm super excited to use this as a way to get inspired.

Diane G said...

'I, Diane G of www.dreamcutsew.com and @dream.cut.sew on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one memade item each day for the duration of May 2017'
This is my first time of signing up for Me Made May and I think it's going to be the kick up the bum that I need to wear more of my memade stuff that sits all lonely in my wardrobe all the time and I'll hopefully stop reaching for the same old outfit each day. I'll try to take a few pictures along the way too.

Shesewsvintage said...

Really excited to take part in MMMay17, I've followed it for a while but never officially signed up. So here goes....
'I, Rachel Derrick of www.sodburysewingschool.co.uk and @shesewsvintage, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear nothing but me-made items (excluding underwear, knitwear, hosiery and shoes) each and every day for the duration of May 2017'
It will be a real challenge not to reach for RTW especially jeans!!!

Mary said...

I, Mary of TheDailySew.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I will endeavor to wear at least one Me-Made item each day for the duration of May 2017 and fix/alter/tailor the 8 items stacked in my sewing room corner since October 2016 so that they too can be worn.

LadyxBec said...

I, Bec, of www.bowsandbunnies.wordpress.com and instagram.com/ladyxbec sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear me made at least 5 days out of 7 each week for the duration of May 2017. I further pledge to thoughtfully consider what to sew based on clothing I wear and love which will fill gaps in and complete my wardrobe.

ShowgirlBoring said...

I, M, of www.showgirlboring.weebly.com and @miss__m (IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at lease one handmade item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2017. This can included knitted or sewn stuff. This will be my first official involvement in MMM, and I am very excited to participate!

Stefanie said...

I, Stefanie, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2017.
This is my third time, think I will enjoy it.

SewHayleyJane said...

So excited to take part in this this year, first year for me!

I, Hayley of https://sewhayleyjane.com/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one me made garment, accessory or alteration at least every other day for the duration of May 2017. I also pledge to work on building my wardrobe of everyday staples, be that separates or dresses, that make me feel amazing!

Kali Brown said...

'I, Kali of http://kalinicolecreative.blogspot.com and @kalinicolecreative sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one homemade or refashioned garment, accessory, or alteration atleast 3 times a week for the duration of May 2017. I also plan to put extra effort in constructing pieces that become staples in my wardrobe!

Jen said...


I, jen (IG: JugoNevas), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear at least one me made garment each day AND document it on Instagram for the duration of May 2017. I also pledge to finish the three WIP I never finished from last summer, alter the two me made and one RTW garments I never wear because they just aren't working out as they are, and sew only from my stash.

I unofficially/experimentally participated in Me Made May last year. I wasn't sure whether I had the me made wardrobe to make it through a whole month, and I didn't document any of it, despite ravenously following others' MMM adventures on IG for the previous two years. It turns out that I made it through all of the week days and only struggled on weekends. I've since filled in some wardrobe holes and feel up to the challenge, with the additional personal challenge of documenting my makes each day on IG as once I've made something and documented it, it almost never reappears "in the wild" on IG.

Leanne said...

I, Leanne of mothandrustdesigns.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least four (but hopefully more!) me-made garments or accessories each week for the duration of May 2017...I also hope to create some new pieces that are missing from my wardrobe! This will be my first year participating, and I am so excited!

Denise Cormaney said...

I, Denise of @canoodlings, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear a me-made creation (sewn or knit) every day for the duration of May 2017 (with some repeats, I'm sure!). I also hope to work through my stash of fabric and patterns to make some of the garments that I've been meaning to make for years! I'm excited to be inspired by all the other makers out there!

Emily said...

I, Emily (@emily_m_t on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear me-made garments three days per week for the duration of May 2017. In addition, I pledge to finish my spring/summer UFOs!

Grace Duncan said...


'I, Grace(@grace.duncan.gd), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a different me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017'

Hopefully this will get some of my lesser worn items back in rotation!

Accacia said...

I, Accacia (@AccaciaMax and punsnneedles.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear handmade clothing each day for the duration of May 2017. In addition, I pledge to use stash fabrics to sew two or more new garments for my work wardrobe.

Claire MacPherson said...

'I, Claire of bellecitadel.com and belle_Citadel on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017'

This is my first time and I'm super excited! Yay! :)

lp said...

'I, Lisa of patternandbranch.wordpress.com and @lisa.poblenz sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear both a top and bottom (or dress) that I have made each day for the duration of May 2017'.

Ti said...

I, Tibeca of Sewing By Ti and simplybyti on instgram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear at LEAST 2 me made items each day for the duration of May 2017. I further hope to get daily photos to share.

Mindy said...

I, Mindy, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May-'17. This is my first time participating. I pledge to finish 2 UFO's by May 30th, to have a me made item to wear on the final day. I have so many half started/finished projects.

Yo Mafa said...

'I, Mafa from lesMafaMafa in IG sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear.handmade items........................................................ each day for the duration of May 2017 and sew 2 shirdressses and 2 pants during This month!

Liesel said...

'I, Liesel (https://itsliesel.wordpress.com insta: @itsliesel), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear me-made 3 times a week for the duration of May 2017, and make 2 new garments for myself by the end of the month.

Awesome Amy said...

I, Awesome_AmyM (on the IG https://www.instagram.com/awesome_amym/ ), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17.
I endeavour to wear 1 'me-made' item each Friday for the duration of May 2017!

Georgina Cox said...

'I, Georgina of www.sewinthegarden.co.uk and www.instagram.com/sewinthegarden, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear me made when I am not at work (I have to wear a uniform) for the duration of May 2017'

This is my first year of participating and I cannot wait!

Kym said...

'I, @kymsrubyslippers, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item, each day for the duration of May 2017 and get some of my unfinished projects completed too!'

Anonymous said...

I, Tricia Morris of morrissews on IG, pledge to wear memade, mealtered, memended or thrifted clothing every day in May (though not yet under or outerwear).
I found this a really useful exercise last year - thanks!

Christiane said...

I, Christiane of www.dennmanto.com (instagram: dennmanto.christiane), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item, each day for the duration of May 2017. It's the third time that I take part and I'm really looking forward to it! Thanks a lot for hosting!

Denise Dickson said...

'I, Denise, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment each day for the duration of May 2017'

clothqueen said...

'I, Kathy Semone, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear something I made each day for the duration of May 2017'

Jo Casting Off said...

'I, Jo Mancuso, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one made by me item each day for the duration of May 2017. During the month, I will endeavor to fill my wardrobe gaps, and identify, the not quite right makes, and those I will alter, repurpose, or donate by the end of the month.'

Jordan Slice said...

I, Jordan Slice-Metcalfe, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear, use, or accessorize with at least one thing I've made with my own two hands each day for the duration of May 2017.

Blog: reslicedbyjordan.com
Instagram: @jordslice11

Christine said...

I, Christine Watson (www.mestludd.blogspot.com, instagram @chwatsonjr), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017. In addition, I will try to focus on some of my seldom-worn me-made items and either bring them into rotation, fix whatever is wrong with them or donate them.

Anonymous said...

I, Linda B, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to sew 2 garments for me to wear. I'am always sewing but have decided I really should make clothes for myself, I think this is the inspiration I need to actually sew for myself.

Jenn AJennuineLife said...

I, Jennifer DeShazer, www.ajennuinelife.com, instagram @jennuinedesign, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item each day for the duration of May 2017.

Natasha Holm said...

I, Natasha of Confident Beginner (www.confidentbeginner.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear one item of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2017, as well as rock some UFO's that I haven't had the motivation to complete.

Αθηνά Κ. said...

'I, Athina Kakou (www.athinakakou.com and @athinakakou, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear me made clothes at least 3 times a week for the duration of May 2017'

Nicola Bradshaw said...

First time to participate so 'I, Nicola Bradshaw @sewbusyfleet sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to finish my clothing UFO's by the end of May and to wear an item of handmade clothing each work day for the duration of May 2017'

Bobo Bun said...

'I, Lisa of @bobobun68 and www.mrsbobobun.blogspot.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I really enjoyed it last year and added to my wardrobe considerably. I endeavour to finish the huge pile of half started outfits to see if I actually want to wear them. I'll continue to wear me made each day for the duration of May 2017'. I also plan to make my first pair of jeans and something else which takes me out of my comfort zone to learn more sewing skills.

Anica said...

I, Anica (@cararbolkeax), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2017 and to sew at least two new garments.

Niki said...

I, Niki (www.sewingismytherapy.com and www.instagram.com/__niki_), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a MeMade garment each day for the duration of May 2017 and to discover which garments i'm missing in my wardrobe. I want to have a sewing plan for the "missing" garments at the end of May.


Kristi said...

I, Kristi, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear handmade everyday in May, with a side goal to wear each handmade garment at least 2 different ways.

Can't wait to get started!!

Kimberley Low said...

I, @R_typhina, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a MeMade garment 5 days a week for the duration of May 2017, finish at least one new pattern, one muslined pattern, my half-stitched button-down shirt, my spring coat and one piece of athletic gear by the end of May 2017.

janemakes said...

This is my favourite month of the year! Thank you Zoe for organising once again.

I, Jane of janemakes.wordpress.com and @janemakes, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2017.

Mama Hoot said...

I, Charity of MamaHoot.Blogspot.com & @mamahootdesigns, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to make four selfish sewing items and mark three items off the 'Fix It' list by the end of May 2017.

miss kate said...

I, Kristina (IG: @kehdeebee; sadly neglected blog: ornamentalconfectionery.blogspot.com) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I pledge to wear at least three me-made pieces each week in May 2017, and to finish at least two new garment-sewing project by the end of said month.

Third time around for me. I haven't been sewing much this year, so I hope this can get me back on the needles again--let's go!

Amy said...

I, Amy of amystanton.wordpress.com and astanton on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2017. I will finish at least one new staple garment by the end of the month.

thegirlwiththesewingmachine said...

'I, @thegirlwiththesewingmachine, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear me-made clothes everyday for the duration of May 2017 without repeating an outfit within the same week'

Joan said...

I Joan of joaninstitches.wordpress.com sign up as a participant of MMMay 2017. I endeavor to wear a minimum of two me made garments and/or accessories each day for the duration of May 2017. I also endeavor to work on completing more items that I have materials for at home before doing any shopping.

Michelle Patras said...


I, Michelle from IG: SewJourners and sewjourners.net), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear something I've made each day for the duration of May 2017' with a focus on making the most of my wardrobe and identifying holes.

a duck said...

I, Stepbirm, sign up as a participant in Me Made May 2017. I pledge to finish at least one sewing project each week of May 2017.

Heather said...

I, Heather, of dancinginmypjs.wordpress.com and @dancing_in_my_pjs (IG) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear as many me-made items as I can for the duration of May 2017. I also pledge to re-start my sewing habit (knitting and crochet has taken over my life!) and sew four garments in May 2017.

Melanie Weaver said...

I, Melanie @weaver.melanie7 sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour at least 1 me made item each day for the duration of May 2017!1

Sewingsu said...

'I, @sewingsu, sign up as a participant of me-made may '17. I endeavour to wear one me-made item of clothing per each day for the duration of May 2017'

Kallie Auld said...

I, Kallie Auld (of http://www.kalliesews.ca/ and @kalliesews on IG), sign up to participate in Me Made May 2017. I pledge to wear at least one me-made article of clothing each day, and document it here on the blog weekly for the duration of May 2017. I also endeavour to NOT buy any fabric for the entire month of May for the purpose of making garments - I will use only fabric from my over-flowing stash to make new garments.

Amie Parham said...

I, Amie Parham, @amiekp814, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one hand made garment each day for the duration of May 2017, and in addition, to add one me-made garment to my wardrobe every week (4-5 in total).

Margo not Margot said...

I, Margo of Darts and Gathers (dartsandgathers.wordpress.com) pledge to wear one me-made or refashioned item each day for the duration of May, 2017.

Aldebaran Halley said...

'I, Carys of CarysHdesign, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a piece of Handmade clothing and finally make all the elements of my me-made wardrobe each day for the duration of May 2017'

Katherine said...

I, Katherine of willknitformath.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item, not counting underwear, each day for the duration of May 2017. In addition, I will devote all of my sewing and knitting time to making things for myself, with a focus on improving and expanding my work and cold-weather wardrobe.

Lucy Barry said...

I, Lucy Barry of Smile & Make (smileandmake.com / @smileandmake), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2017.

Jetta Hodge said...

I, Jetta @jetta.h, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear a #memade item of clothing for each day of the weekend for the duration of May 2017 and to identify the gaps in my home made wardrobe'

Debbie said...

'I, Debbie Robson Instagram: debbierobson.ca, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 'I endeavour wear 3 handmade clothing items each week for the duration of May 2017, as well as sew at least two new tops for summer, clear out my closet and finally really set up my capsule wardrobe.

Sarah Oliver said...


'I, Sarah (@ghostontoast), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear each of my handmade items at least once during May 2017 and finish my 2 current UFOs'

Liz-o-matic said...

My very first year! Hopefully it goes well!

'I, Liz of liz-o-matic (lizomatic.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2017'

@misty57ly said...

I, Misty of @misty57ly, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to make a wardrobe of handmade lingerie during May 2017; something I have never done before!

Anonymous said...

I, Laila (ig Kreaverkat), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear me made clothes each day for the duration of May 2017. I'm also going to make it a little bit challenging for myself by promising to work with a garment, knitting or sewing, each day.

Tina said...

I, Tina, StudioTKB, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear handmade fabulosity each day for the duration of May 2017 even when it might be undetectable to those who don’t know my undermentionables are me made, or when what I’m wearing is not my favorite make, or a make that I have found not to be the most successful. I will be wearing my own StudioTKB patterns, indie patterns and patterns from the Big 4. There is room in every handmade wardrobe for many different sewist sources! YAY Me-Made-May'17, I'm excited!

Anonymous said...

I, Mary, Marythimble on Instagram,sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May'17.I endeavour to wear me made at least 5 times a week and to try to fall in love with one or two which just didn't seem right in the flesh when they were brilliant in my head!I might get the scissors to them to help this!I hope that even if I cannot wear me made every day there will be a little bit of me made worn by my family.
Thank you for hosting this. I watched last year as I was new to IG. I look forward to being inspired by many.

Natalie said...

I, Natalie of www.craftmyescape.wordpress.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear handmade at least five times per week for the duration of May 2017 and create two new pieces suitable for work.

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