Sunday, 1 April 2018

Me-Made-May '18: SIGN UP HERE!!!



Welcome to the sign-up post for Me-Made-May'18! This challenge is in it's ninth year, and it's all about improving your relationship with your handmade wardrobe. By setting your own challenge specifics, you can focus on whatever aspect of your 'me-mades' that you want, but by taking part you'll probably take away some great insights about your personal style, preferences and creativity as well. 


What is Me-Made-May?

Me-Made-May'18 (#MMMay18 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. This challenge works 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), and aim to fulfil that pledge for the duration of May 2018. Some participants also choose to document their challenge photographically (though this is in no way compulsory for taking part) and share them with other participants.


Taking part in #MMMay18 can help you...
  • to start integrating your self-made items into your regular wardrobe rotation.
  • get out of a wardrobe rut by focusing on your lesser-worn items and creating new outfits that include them.
  • 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'18?
  • 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 '18. I endeavour to...........................................................................May 2018'


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.

Many participants pledge to wear 'one self-stitched garment per day', but don't feel that you have to follow suit, particularly if that would be too tricky or not stretch you enough. Try to think up a pledge that will be difficult (AKA challenging!), but not impossible, and most of all USEFUL to you! There are near-infinite ways to tailor the pledge to your own requirements. Here are some ideas:

  • pledging to wear things you made a year ago or more, to see if you can bring some of them back into regular rotation, or if it's time to let them go.
  • pledging to only wear separates to force yourself to get creative with your mix-and-matching.
  • if you'd like to wear dresses (or whatever) more often than you current do, pledging to wear each of your self-stitched dresses at least once during the month.
  • pledging to wear each of your self-stitched garments only once during the month, perhaps to see what didn't make the cut and to therefore not make any of that type of garment again!
  • pledging to finish all your UFO's by 31st May if the sight of your UFO pile has been weighing you down.

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 #MMMay18 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.


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

Nothing in particular until 1st May 2018, 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!!!!!

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stephanie said...


I, Stephaniesews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear more of what I make and less store bought clothing during the month of May.I will wear a minimum of 1 me made item everyday. I will wear at least 1 me made skirt or dress to work each week . I will not wear the usual work uniform of vendor t-shirts and jeans in May 2018'


Elizabeth said...


'I, elizabeth white @elizabethnellwhite, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to.wear a handmade item of clothing every day this month. I would also like to focus on creating every day items for a busy mom of 3......................................................................May 2018

Louise Griffin said...

'I, Louise Griffin of Instagram handle @lougrif, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ‘18. I endeavour to wear three me made items every week of the momth of May 2018'

Victoria Smith said...

'I, Victoria of @dancebaby412, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to overcome my continuing fear of making things for myself by diving more into skirts and dresses, also knits, bralette making, and swimsuit making for the month of May 2018. I don't have that many me made garments yet but want to continue to learn and make things for myself as well as overcome my fear of making knit shirts for my boys' This all sounds like a lot but I always hope for more and if I don't get to it all, at least I am getting closer!

Anonymous said...

'I, Tracey of @traceandsew, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear or progress making a me-made item of clothing every day in May 2018 I also pledge to incorporate sustainable practices into each item of clothing I wear or make for each day in May 2018.'

hooslisa said...

I, Lisa A of @hooslisa on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a me-made item to go out of the house in at least 2 days a week. I must wear every existing item I have made at least twice this month. Additionally, I will make myself three new looks this month and one for my mom.

Sarah Sherwood said...

I, Sarah of @harazhandmade (http://harazhandmade.indiemade.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor wear 100% homemade clothing (not undies, bra, or socks) at least 3 days a week and on the other days wear at least one homemade item throughout May 2018.

Wendy Parks said...

I, Wendy of @threadandginger, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment every day of May 2018 (not including me-made accessories and underthings). As I've also been in a bit of a sewing rut recently, I will also endeavour to make at least two new me-mades throughout May.

JennyD said...


'I, Jennifer Devore (IG jennyd0509)), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear me made creations throughout the month of may and to create a summer capsule including Jean shorts and a swimsuit!

Anonymous said...

I, Katie of @Sewingtherainbow sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item everyday that also includes one winter item each week. May 2018'

Pamela Holmes said...

'I, Pamela Holmes (@TheCleverHenSews on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a me-made item at least three times a week and finish/alter/refashion at least five items for the month of May 2018.'

Anonymous said...

'I, Katie of @archaeoknit, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to where one me-made garment daily and one me-made separates outfit at least once a week during May 2018.’

Anonymous said...

'I, Diane Cullum of Http://sewingwithd.wordpress.com, Two Chicklets on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear one or more me made items each day, reaching for the lesser worn and trying not to repeat outfits. I will identify homeless pieces and make a plan for sewing a match. I will be photo documenting because I choose to and may use them for blog post after the challenge of May 2018'.

B Kroupa said...

'I, Brianne of @bkroupa2 on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a me made garments at least once a week, also I endeavor to make at least 5 of the garments from my "make" list as I don't have a lot of me mades and I want to get some off my list, that I really want to wear and make, throughout May 2018

Anonymous said...

I, Sabine of @ sabmerg, sign up as a participant of Me- Made-May 2018. I endeavour to wear as many memade items as possible reaching out for those I don’t wear so often by finding new combinations. Further I pledge to sew more slowly taking time to finish up my garments properly.

HELENA said...

I Helena, from Helenasew instagram and YouTube, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear one hand made garment everyday in May 2018

Anonymous said...

'I, Heather (h_the1st), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear all of my handmade items especially those I don't normally reach for with as few outfit combinations repeats as possbible for the duration of May 2018. I am to document my outfits on pinterest to find out why I wear some clothing more than others and to use it to refine my sewing plans for the rest of the year'

JB said...

I, Jess, (@wildhoney182) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2018. I endeavour to wear every item of clothing I have made at least once in order to bring them back into my regular wardrobe or to see if they need altering, fixing, or saying goodbye to.

Mwika said...

I, Mwika (Lamwik on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear one me-made garment everyday during May 2018 and all my seasonal me-made garment at least once.

Christine said...

'I, Christine, projekt.kleiderschrank in Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made or handmade garment on at least five days of each week during May 2018'.

Heather Adams said...

I, Heather Adams, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear 1 me made garment each day for the duration of May 2018

Kathryn said...

I, Kathryn of Kathryn's BusyTown and @kathryn_mhairi_sews on instagram sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear something I've made every day in May, to mend a number of worn me-made & RTW items, and to finally make a pair of trousers during May 2018.

Rhiannon said...

I, Rhiannon of www.morebluefabric.co.uk and @rhiannonbrum on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to document my me mades each day, make a self-drafted dress by the end of the month, and generally own my maker status by saying "yes, I made it" when asked where I got something from / told something is nice, rather than just saying "thank you" or "I've had it ages"

Suzy said...

'I, Suzy (of suzysewfar on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a me-made every day during May 2018'.

Hilary said...

'I, Hilary of hemtohem.co.uk and hemtohem (Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18.
I endeavour to wear something I've made at least 4 times per week during May 2018.
I will not dressmake randomly, but will make new items that fill gaps in my wardrobe.
I will re-use fabrics and shop my stash.
Yay! '

Christine N said...

I, Christine N of @sewing_navigator sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to only use fabric and patterns from my stash and not add to either of these during the month of May 2018. This is to help me use and appreciate what I have, rather than adding the next best thing. There will always be more fabric and the patterns will still be available in June!

Lynne Mcleod said...

I, Lynne Mcleod of @thenorthern_sewist, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me made items for each day in May 2018'

Anonymous said...

I, Jackie, aka @drusmumdoes on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear me-made every day during May 2018 including forgotten pieces, to test what I will weed out and what I need to work on in the future.

Kim Korstjens said...

'I, Kim Korstjens @gecko1313 on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a me-made item at least once per week for the duration of May 2018'

Rebecca said...

'I, Rebecca @SewExpensive, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. As a newbie, I endeavour to wear one home-sewn or home-knitted garment everyday throughout May 2018 and only sew/knit from my stash.'

Malka Dubrawsky said...

I, Malka Dubrawsky @stitchindye and stitchindye.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear all me made (outer garments) for the duration of May 2018 and make my first under garments in May.

Katherine said...

I, Katherine of @mousebug123, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one self-sewn/knitted item every week in May 2018. I also pledge to make at least one new self sewn outfit, and to finally conquer my fabric cutting fear!

Tina Kim said...

I, Tina- studiotkb at IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to fill my daily IG feed with sewing sewing sewing sewing each day of May 2018 causing my non-sewing followers to say "oh no, not again". Heh.

Erica Kempf said...

'I, Erica, of Nomad Yarners Podcast, (@nomadyarns), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear only me-made clothes (excluding shoes) in May 2018, and to post a daily photo to my social media'

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Anonymous said...

'I, Trine - @trine.schroeder on IG (www.groovybabyandmama.blogspot.com) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item every day during the month of May 2018'

Verone Chatenay said...

'I, Verone, @verone_bags, sign up as a participant of Me- I endeavour to wear me made clothes everyday for the whole duration of May 2018'

Tracy Becker said...

'I, Tracy, tracy_becker, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least 5 hand made items a week and also to sew 3 casual tank tops for summer.in May 2018'

Luisa said...

I, Isa Luh insta@luisa_wolkenschein, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour which memade items are worth to be my wardrobe and which ones don't fit my style and wardrobe..........................................Furtthermore I want to sew and finish some long planed.projects..........May 2018

Beckerella said...

I, Beckie from IG beckerella83, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item every day even when I won't have an opportunity to chronicle my outfit on Instagram. I hope to find new combinations of existing garments and fill any wardrobe gaps from my existing fabric stash in May 2018.

Jenn AJennuineLife said...

I, Jennifer of A Jennuine Life, @jennuinedesign, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade item each day of May 2018.

Mindy said...

I, Mindy Kingery, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear all of my hand sewn/altered/improved garments weekly and to incorporate a knitted accessory on weather-appropriate days (socks don't count as my knitted item!) for the duration of May 2018. In addition, I will sew 2-3 of my planned projects, incorporating them into my weekly challenge as completed.

As I've only recently gotten back into sewing for me, I only have three sewn items and I already wear them weekly. So the challenge for me is 1) to make a few more items for which I already have the materials, 2) HEM THOSE JEANS ALREADY, and 3) start wearing my knitted accessories again (having a baby strapped to me most hours of the day has made this difficult and now the weather is warming up so I may have to get creative with this).

I'm hoping this challenge will motivate me to find pockets of time to sew for me. I'm also hoping to start loving on my hand knits again as well. Lastly, I'm hoping the combination of sewing clothes that I immediately incorporate into my wardrobe along with falling in love with my knitted projects again will encourage me to begin knitting a pullover to hopefully be completed by the fall (regardless of whether or not I'm losing the baby weight).

rmlrhonda said...

'I, Rhonda of @r.rmlrhonda, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to get my sewing machine fixed so that I can get my sewing mojo back. During May 2018 I would like to attack the pile of clothing that needs repair and/or alteration so that everything in my closet will be loved again'

Jenny said...

I, @jenniferbramwellsmith, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a me made item everyday and concentrate all if my sewing time to wedding making! And avoid getting distracted by quick and easy items.
I'll use photos to expose the gaps in my everyday handmade wardrobe with the hope of identifying what I actually need to sew once my wedding dress is complete!

Rachi said...

I, Rachi of @ganRachi, will try to wear at least one me-made item every day of May 2018 and use this to work out what me-made gaps are in my wardrobe.

Megan said...

'I, Megan, of Petuniabird Designs and Megan Bradshaw on Vero, sign up as a participant of Me-Made May ‘18. I endeavor to wear a handmade item at least three times a week and finish two more items from my spring/summer capsule wardrobe plans by the end of May 2018'

Nicole said...

I, Nicole of @pokeycan, pledge to wear every single handmade item at least once and determine what actually fits with my lifestyle, what I feel comfortable in, and what I feel awesome in. Anything that doesn’t meet those requirements, I’m going to let go either by donating or repurposing.

Kathleen Murch said...

'I kathleen Murch, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one piece of me made clothing everyday of May 2018'

Anonymous said...

I, Kat (@kamari.di on Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me Made May ‘18 and endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2018.

Julie Kaine said...

I, Julie Kaine, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ‘18. I endeavour to wear at least four me-made items each week of May 2018. The clothes will be posted on @thesewinggirls on Instagram and encourage me to wear clothes I have made and I like to wear.

Kirsty Wood said...

I, Kirsty (IG kirsty701), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. (For the first time!) I endeavour to wear a homemade item each day of May and to use this month to identify which bought clothing items I wear most often so I can replacing these with made versions.

Lizzy said...

I, Lizzy of @lizzy_keeps_busy, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item four days per week during May 2018. I also pledge to (1) finish a Kelly Anorak raincot I've had sitting around forever, even though the rainy season is over here, and (2) make my first pair of pants!

Heather said...

I, Heather Sanders @heatherasanders on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear three me-made items per week for the month of May 2018

Anonymous said...

'I, Grace of @gracecreating, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ‘18. I endeavor to wear one handmade item per day during the month of May. I have been sewing more consistently since starting my Instagram in August and I am quickly filling up my closet with more handmade items. By participating, I would like to see what items I am still in need of so I can focus my sewing goals for the Summer!

Anonymous said...

I, Alyse (@sweetiebabyandmama on Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear only my handmade garments for the month of May and only sew with fabric I already possess (stash busting!).

Jane said...

We, Jane and Fiona of The Drapery (draperyfinefabrics.blogspot.com.au) sign up for Me Made May 2018. Our aim is to contribute to the wonderful sewing community, and demonstrate how our me-made garments work for us day-to-day, beyond the shiny new-garment-blogpost-wear. We will post on our Instagram account on days we work at The Drapery.

Nikki said...

'I, Nikki of www.seamslikestyle.wordpress.com & www.instagram.com/seamslikestyleblog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear two me-made items every day, pushing myself to wear them styled and in different ways than I usually do. I'm also signing up to wear one of the dresses I make but never wear each week of May 2018'

Anonymous said...

'I,Natascia Moi, of natysmagazine.wordpress.it (@natasciaemme on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear one self-stitched garment per day in May 2018.

Anonymous said...

I, Gilly D sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 'May 2018' I endeavour to wear at least one item every day made by me, I will also endeavour to replace some sections (namely rtw jeans) in my wardrobe & replace them with made by me items, thus expanding my sewing and fitting abilities!!

Zoe said...

I, @zoezerowaste (zoeloveday.co.uk), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to finish at least unfinished project and make at least one item of clothing for each of my kids in May 2018'

Yass so excited xx

Ruanne Kelly said...

'I, ruanne77, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear as many me
Made items each day in May 2018.

Christiane said...

I, Christiane (blog www.dennmanto.com and @dennmanto.christiane on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear me-made clothes every day on May 2018, trying to wear older pieces and different combinations.

Anonymous said...

I, Kristina of kristinasstyle.wordpress.com, @kristinasstyle, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least two me-made pieces or a dress each day (excluding outerwear), to try to find out what works best for me (during this season) and what does not work and should be replaced to make space for new makes; I also pledge to finish at least two work in progress pieces in May 2018'

Anonymous said...

I, Sarah (@sarahnaomil718 on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade garment everyday, especially on the weekend when I tend to revert to casual, stretchy RTW garments. I want to get a better idea of the basics that I would like to focus on making, which styles and colors I feel best in, and what items I don’t need to make more of (although I’m pretty sure the answer to that one is party dresses!).

Anonymous said...


'I, Claire @thatssewgood, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear all of my me made items at least once and to make a pair of Ginger Jeans in May 2018'

Sammi said...

'I, Sammi @stormyhen, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear something Me-Made every day AND to spend time most days working to complete my Me-Made Summer Wardrobe during the month of May 2018' 👕👚👖

stitchynotions said...

I, Jen of @stitchynotions (and @stitchynotions on Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. As a 50+ er I will use MMMay to try and hone which design lines suit me and my lifestyle best moving forward. I intend wearing at least one me-made item per day, especially those that haven't been worn in a while, with a view to honing what works for me and parting with the rest in order to be more selective with what I choose to make and wear in future.

Monica said...


I, Monica of www.paperbagsewist.com blog and @paperbagsewist on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to refashion at least two clothing items in my closet in the month of May.

Anonymous said...

I, Elizabeth (instagram @backelizabeth), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear me made 3 times a week and to explore why I wear some items all the time but neglect others so that I can sew more thoughtfully in the future.

Lauren said...

'I Lauren #she_thrives_and_sews on Instagram sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear mainly me made clothes and to sew something new each week, focusing on gaps in my wardrobe and patterns that extend my sewing knowledge and skills set in May 2018'

Lotte Rosgård said...

I, Lotte Rosgård of @lrosgaard (and later on at my new blog lrosgaard.dk), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to design and sew a shirt based on my own personal basic blouse and dress pattern for the duration of May 2018.

Carolyn said...

I, Carolyn of Handmade by Carolyn and @handmadebycarolyn on instagram sign up as a participant of me-made May 18. I will wear all me-made clothing for the month of May, including shoes, socks, tights and underwear, though I may allow myself one day off to include a pair of fancy heels since we are attending a wedding during the month!

Alix said...

I, Alix (@alixkemp on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ‘18. I endeavour to create a minimum 5-piece collection of garments that I’ll get regular use from throughout the year in the course of the month.

Bernie Kringel said...

I, Bernadine Kringel, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a hand made item of clothing twice a week during May 2018. I will also try to make two new items during the month. I will also announce the second annual sew along on my blog, https://needleandfoot.com. The sew along will be held in June. Finally I will support Me-Made-May '18 with a discount code for participants to use in my shop. www.etsy.com/shop/needleandfoot

Katja Kuitunen said...

I, Katja Kuitunen of withmyhandsdream.com and @katja.kuitunen, sign up as a participant in Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a me-made top and a bottom or a dress everyday for the month of May. I will also try to create two whole outfits (top+bottom) and make one set of underwear for myself.

Holly Kingsley said...

I, Holly Kingsley (@hollykingsley on Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear all of my me-mades at least once throughout the month of May (I'm a beginner so I have few to choose from!), and to plan a sewing queue based on gaps in my wardrobe.

SewBeckyJo said...

WOW Zoe! I blinked it it went from 200 pledges on here to over 400. Sewing Tribe: I adore you.

Ok, so it took me awhile, but I think I got it.

This #MMMay18, I, Becky, pledge to:

1. Wear ZERO RTW tops, bottoms, dresses. I have some recently acquired Colette sample garments I’m dying to wear, so not really me-made, but we-made? :D Close enough. Is this really a challenge for me? No...but wait, there’s more....
2. Document, document, document. I’m terrible about this. I’ve never made a selfie-station and I’d like to have a better catalog to look back one. So, this is a challenge, but not really anything to do with the heart of MMMay, so....
3. My REAL challenge: I promise to find at least one thing a week around the house to turn into/advocate as me-made versus consuming more, mawr, MOOORE. I have a couple things in mind I’m testing, but it will be a challenge to find areas of waste AND commit to finding solutions that are sewing me-made-replacements.

BRING ON #MMMay18 !

theseamstressjo said...

I, Jo of theseamstressjo (on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item every day for the month of May 2018, and also to wear all my me-made clothes at least once during the month.

Alisa Shay said...

I, Alisa Shay, @thoughtful_maker , sign up as a participant of MMMAY 2018. I will wear me made items every day of May and will do a video blog on my youtube channel to share my experience and sewing makes!

Anonymous said...

I, Beth -- @perrinebeth on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to update my wardrobe with linen separates. I’m also aiming to reacquaint myself with my embroidery, coverstitch and serger machines in the process. I pledge to wear at least one me-made garment each week in May 2018.

Yvonne said...

I, Yvonne of disheveledfox.wordpress.com and @neuroticshoes, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18 for my very first year! I will endeavour to wear two me-made items per week in May 2018.

Lori said...

'I, Lori girlsinthegarden.net and girlsinthegarden (IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a me-made garment every day for the month May 2018'

Stephanie Baldwin said...

I, Stephanie Baldwin, sign up as a participant of Me-Made. I endeavor to wear at least one me made item each week of.May 2018' !

Unknown said...

I, Lesa of @lesalikes, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear each of my makes at least once during May 2018. I also endeavour to continue recording the number of times I wear each garment that I make, aiming for at least #30wears, to remain mindful that me made fashion is still consuming, and that fabric production comes at a great environmental cost.

Anonymous said...

'I, Kali of @kzirk89, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear 3 me-made items a week for the month of, May 2018, and to wear each of my currently fitting me-mades at least once.

Anonymous said...

'I, Cheryl Loomans, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear one me made item every day and at least one me made dress or skirt each week of May 2018'

Fiona Telford-Sharp said...

I, Fiona (fionatelfordsharp on Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me Made May. I'm planning to wear something I've sewn or knitted every day during May. I'm also aiming to finish some of my UFOs and wear them before May is over. I also aim for anything that isn't made by me to be thrifted or otherwise ethically made.

Grace said...

I, Grace from @ahousenamedjoy, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a least one me-made item every day for the duration of May 2018.

Sormustimen Anni said...

I, Anni of sormustin.blogspot.com and @sormustin, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear as much me-made-clothes as possible during May 2018. I want to learn to wear all my me-made-clothes and I want to find out what kind of me-made-clothes I should do next.

Nadine said...

I, Nadine of www.feebricolo.wordpress.com and @Bluegirl829, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear 3 me-made clothes each week and at least 2 skirts or dresses during May 2018. I also endeavour to finish or repurpose one clothe.

Chrissie Jay said...

I, Christine of @chrissiejaysews on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2018. I plan to wear at least one me-made garment every day and document as much as possible on Instagram. I hope this shows me what I wear / what I want to wear to inform future makes!

Anonymous said...

'I, Amy B, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item every day (including lazy days at home) in May 2018'.

Anonymous said...

Paula of @paulalovestosew endeavours
to take part in Me Made May to challenge
Myself as to what I love & enjoy wearing
most from my hand made wardrobe
Thanks for doing this . Paula

Jayne said...

‘I, Jayne of @thestitchingmagpie Sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 18’. I endeavour to wear my me-made colourful dresses at least twice a week instead of just wearing my usual denim/blue ones. I also aim to finish 2 ufos which are hanging around and wear my me-mended vintage cardigans.

Anonymous said...


'I, jolovestosew, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least 2/3 handmade items a week and complete 2 more dresses using only fabric I already own during May 2018'

Anonymous said...

I, Annalea of @sew_winchester, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear 50% or over handmade clothes for the whole of May 2018.

Helen Parker said...

I, Helen (hp_sews) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear more of my me made clothes thoughout May 2018'

Elisabeth said...

I, Elisabeth (http://thankstomyhands.neblade.se/blog/), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a visible me-made garment to work at least twice a week during May 2018.

Anonymous said...


I, Christina of @chrichrimano sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear me-mades all through May, try new outfit combinations, use the month to assess and work towards a well fitting and "me" wardrobe.

Jo said...

'I Jo @jorebeccasmith, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to..1)wear a me-made garment each day during May 2)if I don't wear something make plans to refashion it 3) finish the dress and top I have on the go 4)stop wondering if I can and get on with starting to sew some jeans.........................................................................May 2018'

Sew Prettyful said...

'I, Rachael (@sew_prettyful on Instagram, www.sewprettyful.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear 5 handmade items per week for the duration of May 2018'

Mystique said...

'I, Mystique @mystiquelacelle sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item everyday during May 2018. As a personal challenge I will try to sew something with the three fabrics I bought by the end of May. I love to knit but sewing is very challenging for me. I would like to sew one skirt and two tops.

Simone McBain said...

I, Simone of @simonestitches, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me-made clothing or accessories (including knitted and upcycled items) during each week of May 2018, and to have finished sewing my first machine-sewed garment by the end of the month.

Thea Burras said...

I, Thea of theaburras.blogspot.co.uk and @theaburras sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item everyday. I would like to document this with photographs to assess my wardrobe further at the end of the month. I would also like to sew at least one new thing, refashion one thing from my pile of waiting items and finish one WIP.

Anonymous said...

I, @ecureuil_secret, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear each of my me made items (currently eight, but working on a ninth) at least 3x during May 2018. I will post a picture of each make on instagram.

Anonymous said...

I @morrisews on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May’18. I shall continue to wear memade, memended, gifted and thrifted clothing every day (with the exception of underwear, footwear and coats) and endeavour to include the less loved elements of my wardrobe to try to understand why - and refashion where necessary.

Caitlin Polden said...

I, Caitlin @caitlinpolden, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ‘18. I endeavour to wear more of my me-made wardrobe, at least one piece 4 days of every week. I also will endeavour to make 3 new items ready for winter during the month of May 2018. I’m hoping this challenge will encourage me to wear my makes in different ways but also to see what I prefer to wear and so be better thought out as to what I make in the future.

Rebecca said...

I, Rebecca of @rebeccahalfway (and www.halfway-home.co.uk), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May. I endeavour to wear at least three handmade items each week for the duration of May 2018 and I will document my outfits on Instagram. I also want to finish all WIP that I’ve got currently sitting around.

Anonymous said...

'I, Sarah,@sewsixtiessarah onInstagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to find more time to curate a handmade wardrobe using only vintage fabric during May 2018'.

Melanie said...

I, Melanie(schmoopie_25 at instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least 1 me made item every day during the month of May 2018. :)

Anonymous said...

I, Gwen of themoesticdiva2017.wordpress.com, sign up as participant of Me-Made-May ‘18. I endeavor to wear at least one me made item every day of May 2018.

Creshone Durham said...

'I, Creshone, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to complete my ufo pile and wear at least one pair of me made shorts per week in May 2018'

Anonymous said...

I, JJ of @barnraising, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item every day. (Last year I moved from a cold climate to a warm one, so I think this challenge will also help me adjust my closet.)

Emily said...

I, Emily of @mileeg77, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ‘18. I endeavor to wearing 3 handmade items a week. And to use my time to sew some handmades that fill the gaps in my wardrobe. As someone who probably primarily sews clothes for my kids I don’t often prioritize sewing for myself.

Kerry Bullock said...

'I, Kerry Bullock-Ozkan (@bullockozkandesigns on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made or upcycled item each day during May 2018'.

Kristie said...


I, @thesewcraftybaker, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to have something worn by someone in my family every day, that I have made for the duration of May 2018 :)

Sarah Guthrie said...
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Sarah Guthrie said...

I @sarahguthrie1963 sign up for me-made-may'18 and will attempt to wear only me-made clothes throughout the month of May- excluding underwear,socks,tights and a raincoat

Deb said...

'I,Deb,of debs_sewing_room on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item every day during the month of May 2018.

Anonymous said...

'I, Michelle Lillian, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear my self-made clothing regularly and figure out the pieces I need to complete a self-made wardrobe in May 2018'

pao said...

'I, pao of projectminima.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear me-made clothing everyday in May 2018. I will strive for no repeat combinations from last year's participation.'

Anonymous said...

I, Mick, of @seemicksew sign up for #mmay18. I’m going to wear a me made item every day of the work week!

Anonymous said...


'I, Alyssa @squidlyss, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made, mended, or thrifted garment every day of May 2018

Alex Soelke said...
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Anonymous said...

I, Alex (amarzell on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear 5 me made items per week with no repeats. In addition, I will try to sew with some of my fabrics that are sitting at the bottom of my stash. May 2018'

Hannah Paredes Mendez said...

I, Hannah of @hansewerina , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one selfmade piece each day from the first of may till the 31st of may 2018

Liz-o-matic said...

I, Liz of lizomatic.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear at least one visible me made item every day for the month of May 2018.

Shelley Hesson said...

I, Shelley, formerly of Cuckoo Chanel (http://cuckoochanel.wordpress.com), presently @shelleyhesson on Instagram, endeavor to engage in the insanity of Me-Made-May for my seventh year. Although I haven't sewn anything new in a long time, I enjoy this as sort of a diary, a daily documentation of every day in May since 2012. My 'challenge' is to see how many of the outfits from 2012 I still fit into. Eeek! Looking forward to seeing your lovely selves out there.

Katy said...

I Katy of @threadandstrings1 on Instagram sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2018. I pledge to wear one piece of handmade clothing for each day of the month of May.

PaisleyPirouette said...

'I, SaSa of paisleypirouette.blogspot.de @paisleypirouette, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear as many me-made garments as possible each day of May 2018.I will try taking a picture most of the days to know better my outfits and to discover the gaps in my wardrobe.'
Thank you so much Zoe, for organizing this lovely connecting event!

SewEmie 114 said...

'I, Emma Hillier (@sewemiesew), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me-made clothing every day during the month of May. I will also try to think about the gaps I have in my me-made wardrobe and use my sewing time during the month to plug them.

Kristina said...

'I, Kristina Berger (website- www.shushustyle.com) and shushustyle805 (Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to sew some cute items for my and my daughter's wardrobe for the duration of May 2018.

Deb Rush said...

'I, Deborah Rush/ 51Bonnie pledge to wear at least one me made garment every day throughout May. Also I will endeavour to make one item each week of.....May 2018'

kirstenatx said...

I, Kirsten of @kmakesthings (and lilaandjune.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made item 4 days a week, including 1 daytime wear, for the duration of May 2018. I mostly wear my makes for dance events, and I'm hoping that wearing them during daytime hours will help me design for different kinds of movement. :)

Anna said...

'I, Anna (www.ars-fecit.de, https://www.instagram.com/ars_fecit/), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear as much me-made items as possible, trying not to repeat outfit-combinations in May 2018. I will also finish all my UFOs. I really wish to find a good pattern for my first pair of trousers.'

Adele Price said...

'I, Adele Price,wise_owl_72 sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear me made clothes this year and sort out wardrobe to upcycled old outfits, also to use my fabric stash.


..........................................................May 2018'

Samantha said...

'I, Samantha (@brimblebee on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May. I endeavour to wear me-made at least 4 times a week in May 2018. Hopefully,this will help me determine which items in my wardrobe haven't been getting and love.

EllyP said...

I, Elinor, (@el_pepperell on Instagram) pledge to wear at least one me-made item each day throughout May and to use this as an opportunity to reflect on my wardrobe (me makes and rtw) to see where my wardrobe gaps are, what I need to sew more of, what I need to sew less of and what clothes I can donate to charity. I might take some photos along the way.

Lucy Barry said...

I, Lucy Barry of Smile & Make (smileandmake.com, @smileandmake), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear handmade every day during May 2018, to wear something different every day, and to include garment types I haven’t often made before, e.g. knits and outerwear.

Dana Bryant said...

I Dana of danabeemakes on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2018. I endeavour to wear a me made garments atleast 3 times a week and only use me made bags everyday of the month. At the end of the month I will vow to clear out my closet of all old clothes to make room for more me made items that actually fit my style.

Joke Sinclair said...

I Joke Sinclair of @roseground sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ‘18.
I endeavour to wear at least 1 self made item a day, during May ‘18. And also complete at
least 3 more items.

Karin said...

Here we go!

'I, Karin (www.karinkay.nl/@karinkaykins), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a self-made or refashioned garment for at least six days a week for the duration of May 2018'.

Erzulimojo said...

I, Pam O’Connor, Instagram’s Erzulimojo,sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear memade clothing everyday in entirety or in part to celebrate Memade May 2018.

Silje Rise said...

'I, Silje Rise @siljenrise on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one memade item of clothing for 5 days a week throughout May 2018.'

Anonymous said...

'I, Laura of @lauragracehandmade on Instagram , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ‘18. I endeavour to wear every item of my handmade wardrobe at least once during May 2018'. I will document most outfits on Instagram as I am new to the sewing community and think it would be a fun way of showing what I have (my handmade wardrobe is not very large but it is made with love).

Anonymous said...

'I, Laura of @lauragracehandmade on Instagram , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ‘18. I endeavour to wear every item of my handmade wardrobe at least once during May 2018'. I will document most outfits on Instagram as I am new to the sewing community and think it would be a fun way of showing what I have (my handmade wardrobe is not very large but it is made with love).

Aileen Mc Greevy said...

'I, Aileen @ailz , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a me made item every day in May 2018'

Thesnailandthebear said...

'I, Rachel of @thesnailandthebear, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear the items I have made, create new ones with the patterns I have collected and share my experiences creating clothes to fit me during May 2018'

Anonymous said...


'I, Sophia of @spottedbadger on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to identify my personal style by getting out of nursing/maternity clothes and build items I've made into my everyday wardrobe. My aim is to finally find a wardrobe that reflects me by the end of May 2018'

Sara said...

I, Sara (www.pescibella.com / @pescibella), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me-garment every day in May 2018.

Toni Smith said...

'I, Toni Smith @diva27406, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a me made garment every day in May 2018'

Liz said...

I, Liz of @lizmakesit (instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I will endeavour to wear me-made/refashioned clothes/accessories every day, with a sewn item worn on more of half of the days in May 2018.

Sarah L. Crowder said...

I, Sarah L. Crowder, of codenamesarah.com (& @codenamesarah on IG) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2018. I will do my best to wear a self-made garment every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday during the month of May. I will also use this month as an opportunity to finish a couple of lingering UFOs, but I also want to get back into the habit of sewing more regularly -- just for fun, with no pressure.

Lindsay Janeane said...

I, Lindsay Janeane of http://www.lindsayjaneane.com/ and @lindsayjaneane on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18 (my first Me Made May!). I endeavour to wear a different me-made garment, or differently styled me-made garment every day for the month and document my outfits on Instagram to keep myself accountable to wearing and styling my me-made garments. At the end of the month, I will donate any seasonally-appropriate me-mades that I have not worn.

Ioanna said...

'I, Joanna of www.thimblepatterns.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade article of clothing daily and sew at least one each week for the duration of May 2018'

Emily Stahowiak said...

I, Emily of @emilyruthdesigns, sign up as participant of Me Made May 18 and endeavor to wear all of my me made wardrobe items this month and sew at least two more during the month of May.

Vicky said...

I, Vicky, @fielding2008 on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item of clothing each day and, where possible, wear all handmade outfits during May 2018.

Anonymous said...

'I, Sarah of @a.little.quiet, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made or me-altered garment for the duration of May 2018. With this challenge I want to find what is missing from my me-made wardrobe. I also want to know what my most worn garments are and why I am wearing them.'

Anonymous said...

I,Donna Doxey sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear my me-made items,finish all of my current projects(crocheting and sewing)each day for the duration of May 2018... :)

Rachael said...

I, Rachael of www.rachaelreallymade.com and @rachael.really, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear me mades at least 10 times (1/3 of the month) in May 2018. I aim to use this as a time to pull me mades back into rotation and get inspired to fill gaps with summer sewing!

Helene said...

I, Insta/ @25reasons.tomake , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to make and wear 3 items in May 2018'

Debra said...

I, Debra, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to start the month by wearing one me-made piece of clothing each week and increase that to three pieces per week by the end of the month.

Karey Meysenburg said...

I, Karey, sign up as a participant of Me made May 18. I pledge to wear at least one me made item OR something I have altered/refashioned for each day of May. I hope this will focus my future sewing choices.

Carmonty said...

'I, Carmen of clotheslinepatterns.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to make myself all those projects I've been promising myself - new pyjamas, new work out wear, a skirt and top combo and a really nice dress. As soon as the last stitch is sewn on each, I will wear them all in the month of May, instead of letting them sit in the cupboard because of some (real or imaginary) flaw that leaves them unworn. Whew, that's a big ask! 30 May 2018'

Kim Hunt said...

I, Kimberley Hunt of @upinanniesroom and sewkimberley.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item of clothing everyday of May.
I will also sew a new item of clothing from one of my TNT patterns and fabric stash, and I will sew one item from my Makenine2018 list during May 2018

Bridget Abbas said...

I, Bridget of @more.lace.please and www.sewistoriginal.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made garment daily and sew four more during the month of May. I will document daily on IG and weekly on my website. Let’s do this, May!!

Katie K said...

I, Katie of @kak513 and katiesewsthings.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made item each day to help me hone my personal style and put the pieces in my too-large wardrobe to use!

MonikaC said...

I, Monika of @mlc_creates, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear my Me-Made-May items once a week and finish my three UFO's in May 2018.

Letterghost.sews said...

I, Tamara, of @letterghost.sews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2018. I endeavour to wear my handmade clothes everyday and to work on replacing my undergarments with self-made ones so that I can consistently say I've made my whole outfit (except for socks/shoes.)

SaM said...

I, Saritha Madhukar @samlovestosew, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made item of clothing per week in the month May 2018.

Jonesy said...

I, Lou of @oh_liverpool_lou on Instagram and the YouTube channel Oh Liverpool Lou, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a self-stitched or altered garment every day I’m not at work in a uniform during May 2018. I am already predicting that I will want to make more tops as the huge majority of the ones I have in my wardrobe are RTW!

Erica Nemnich said...

I, Erica of @ericanemnich, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item each day as well as try and make at least one new item each week during May 2018

Anonymous said...

I Sarah Jane Knous, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear something me-made once a week for the duration of May 2018'. In addition, I will strive to use fabric in my collection to make three garments in the month of May. I don’t know if I will post on IG but will document my month of me maxes in my planner.

Jane Kyle said...

'I, Jane Kyle at #jfkyle68, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a Me-Made item for most days of the week but more importantly to post it on Instagram rather than watching from the sidelines.'

Anonymous said...

I, Katrina of @shesnippedandshesewed (instagram), sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2018. During the month of May, I pledge to wear no outfit/combination repeats and to wear handmades that don't often get worn.

Tasha said...

'I, Tasha of Stale Bread into French Toast blog (tashamillergriffith.com) and @frenchtoasttasha on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear only clothing I have made, repaired, or altered (except footwear) throughout May 2018, and to find a way to document and share what I wear that works for me.'

At this point, I'm really quite content in my relationship with my handmade wardrobe, and find it meaningful/important to include pieces that I've mended or altered along with things I've made from scratch. I'd like to push myself this year in the documentation—I'm inspired by seeing others wearing their handmades and I want to add my voice, in a way that doesn't feel like adding too much to my daily tasks. My plan is to share a few outfits and/or stories behind unblogged garments weekly on Instagram, we'll see how that evolves ... I'd also like to write a blog post about how I'm thinking about my wardrobe and my sewing/mending these days.

Morvens Handmades said...

I, Morven of @morvens_handmades on Instagram sign up as participant of Me-Made-May '18… I endeavour to wear entirely Me-Made-May items each day for the duration of May 2018 (except bras, socks and leggings or tights).

Sarah said...

I, Sarah of @pompombandana, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment on each day in May. Further, I will examine the pieces I love wearing as well as those that sit until the end of the month (or don't get work at all!) In order to better plan my next sewing projects and better hone my wardrobe and refine my personal style.

Lynn said...

I, Karen Turner, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear something me-made every day for the month of May 2018.

sewnmyown said...

I, Anna, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me made piece of clothing theoughout May 2018. I will also finish or repurpose at least 5 UFO’s. I will post weekly progress updates on instagram- @sewnmyown

SewJOJOSew said...

'I, JoJo of @sewjojosew sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a handmade item as much as possible throughout May. I will not buy any ready to wear items for the month of May. I will sew 3 of the items on my "to sew" list. I hope to identify wardrobe gaps in order to improve my handmade wardrobe during May 2018'

Becca said...

'I, Becca of beccamadethat.com and @beccamadethat on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a complete me made outfit (top and pants, or a dress) Monday to Friday all of May 2018 and to try for at least one piece of me made clothing on weekends. :D

Birgit Arndt said...

I, Birgit (#birgit_75 on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a minimum of at least one me-made each day for the duration of May 2018 and I will aim not to repeat outfit combinations. At the end of this challange I will post a summary on my blog ichmacheinfachmal.de
Thank You Zoe for organising this challange.

Michelle Mason said...


'I, Michelle Mason (michebemason on ig) , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least 1 Memade every day not including pjs as long as I am well enough.May 2018'

Brigita said...

'I, Brigita (brizitka on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brizitka/), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me made article of clothing every day for the duration of May 2018'.

Nicki said...

before 1st May:

'I, @popster_lula, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to...wear at least one me-made everyday for the duration of May 2018'

Michèle Ammann said...

I, Michèle, @micheleammann, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made or handmade garment everyday during May 2018'.

Amy said...


'I, Amy of @amymadeit, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I aim to wear at least one me-made item for the duration of May 2018 and will be using the challenge to kick start my sew-jo

miss.v.stitch said...

'I, Valérie Devriendt of ig account miss.v.stitch, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to weaar at least one piece of me made clothing every day. As i do this most days, this is not realy a challenge for me. So i will also try to finish at least two UFO pieces and try to reduce the stash of pieces that need to be repared. As i have a big pile of dresses i mad that need reparation before i can wear them again. AnMay 2018'

Bele said...

I, Bele of @belekeck on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2018 and I will document my daily outfits on Instagram. Furthermore, I will try to finish at least one of my long-term UFO's.
I am really looking forward to another inspiring months of May. Thanks a lot, Zoe! Isn't the number of participants amazing!

charlotte said...

I Charlotte of charlottepb42on instagram will challenge myself to wear my own clothes 4/7 days a week. I also challenge my self to reuse, decorate and enjoy May.
Thankyou Zoe

Victoria Evitts said...

'I, Victoria Evitts of @E2_clothing, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to push myself by making a garment for each family member. A woven dress for my daughter (she normal lives in easy to sew comfy knits), a top for my husband (he’s only ever received a tie and he likes his clothes fitted), a feeding friendly Blouse (I have non) for myself - that means lots of button holes 😳, and an undecided warm cosy make for my newborn. The aim is obviously to complete all of these in May 2018 and, as an added twist since it’s just been #fashrev, all with thrifted fabrics.’

Valerie Devriendt said...

'I, Valérie Devriendt of igaccount miss.v.stitch, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me made piece of clothing every day. As i do this most days, this is not realy a challenge for me. So i will also try to finish at least two UFO pieces and reduce the stash of pieces that need to be repaired. As i have a big pile of me made dresses that need to benrepaired before i can wear them again. May 2018'

Anonymous said...

'I, Nicole @nellypoppy sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear exclusively handmade tops during May 2018' Basically, I haven't needed to update my jeans so I don't have any me-made trousers yet (lol). I'm so glad this isn't a photo challenge, I might manage one or two photos
. I also endeavour to make a coat or sweater by the end of the month because I don't really have a decent one at the moment. This depends on the mailman as the wool fabric has only just been ordered. Thanks for this challenge Zoe, it's the best!!!


Maddie said...


'I, Maddie of @thimblebee, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear one me-made item of clothing everyday during the month but on those days that I do not wear anything me made i vow to work towards something that will fill a gap in my wardrobe.

Anonymous said...

I, Pamela of @pa.stein.melaon Instagram, sign upas a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear one wear one Me-Made a Day for the duration of May 2018.
I intend to document my challenge photographically, although possibly not daily.

Ági H. said...

I, Agnes Hegedus of @gomblyukblog, gomblyuk.com and teli-kosar.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear or show you one me-made items each day of May 2018.

muenzeeins said...

'I, Cécile of http://muenzeeins.blogspot.be/ and @muenzeeins sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear two (if it's more even better) me made outfits per week and one of them needs to be one of my dresses or skirts until the end of May 2018. I hope to get more use of all those dresses and skirts even if it's not sunny :) and to see what might be missing in my wardrobe to be able to fill the holes intelligently in the future :)...

Valerie Devriendt said...

'I, Valérie Devriendt sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear at least one me made pece every day. As i do this most days this is not realy a challenge for me. So i will also try to finish at least two UFO pieces and try to reduce the stash of pieces that needs to be repared. As i have a big pile of me made dresses that needs to be repared before i can wear them again....May 2018'

Sharon said...

I, Sharon of @kusannakrafts, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear one me-made item every time I leave the house in May 2018. I also want to make at least one item out of knit fabric this month.

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