Tuesday, 26 March 2019

It's coming..... Me-Made-May 2019!



In less than a week, the sign-ups for the annual Me-Made-May challenge will begin! If there is anyone reading this that doesn't already know about Me-Made-May, let me explain. Me-Made-May is a month long challenge with participants setting their own pledges with the aim of improving their relationship with their handmade wardrobe. Participants usually try to do this by wearing their handmade creations more often and/or in new ways throughout the month. At the end of the month, many participants report that they learnt so many useful lessons about themselves and their creations, which in turn helps us use our clothes-making time more effectively going forwards. Plus, aside from being enlightening, it's heaps of fun! Oh, and can you believe that this year will be the TENTH year of this challenge?!?!?!

In case you have heard of Me-Made-May already but received misinformation about what it's all about, please let me clarify. Me-Made-May is NOT all about taking daily photos and sharing them on Instagram (although you totally can if you wish, please use the hashtag #memademay2019), that's just one way to document the challenge and is entirely optional, NOT the challenge itself. Plus Me-Made-May is NOT a making challenge. It is about increasing the enjoyment of what we have already made and learning lessons to apply to future projects, NOT about stock piling more makes.

You don't need to have any social media presence whatsoever to take part; you just need to come up with a challenging but do-able pledge for yourself, and stick to it throughout May. I've got a couple of extra things up my sleeve to make this year's challenge even more fun (oh, and finally a professionally designed logo! It only took me ten years...), so make sure you come back here from the 1st April if you plan to take part this year....

10 comments:

Unknown said...

I'll be taking part in this. I only started machine sewing in July last year, so I'm a Me-Made-May virgin, lol!

BLD in MT said...

Yay!

Marcia Riddington said...

This will be my third Me Made May, the first was quite daunting but by the second I really got into it.
It really makes you look at your wardrobe and where the gaps are.
This year I will be looking to sort out me mades I have made that don’t fit into my wardrobe, and pass on and end up with my dream wardrobe.....and of course have fun seeing what everyone is doing.

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Amanda's Sewing Bunker group said...

I run a Facebook group called Amanda's Sewing Bunker and we have thought it would be fun to join in this challenge as a group feature. We hope you don't mind as this sounds such fun. Obviously we will give you full credit for the idea as we NEVER pinch anyone else's idea to pass off as our own. Very impolite dishonest and unethical to do that! I do hope you are happy for us to do this?

Thats_sewfetch said...


'I, Karin, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2019. I endeavour to improve the finishing on my me made clothing. I don't have a server/ over locker but sew with knits quite often. And I will also try making my first pair of pants 😉............................................................................ during May 2019'

Karen Pardue said...
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Karen said...

I, Karen, aka archivist49, of sound mind and extra poundage this past year, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2019. I endeavour to stop worrying about my increased pattern size and sew/finish four dresses fitted to my new silhouette during May 2019.

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