Thursday, 1 April 2021

Me-Made-May 21!


Can you believe it time to talk about another Me-Made-May challenge?! As you may recall, last year I was in two minds about even mentioning MMM because of the stresses and strains that the global pandemic was bringing to most people's lives and head spaces. However, it turns out that a gentle version of the challenge was EXACTLY what so many people found that they needed after all! 

It gave so many of us a reason to put on clothes that made us feel positive, proud and 'ourselves' each morning, rather than staying in pyjamas or chucking on grotty loungewear again. It encouraged us to re-focus a little on our love of garment making, and learn some lessons throughout the month that helped our practice going forwards. And if we chose to participate in the community aspect of the challenge by sharing and/or checking out photos of fantastic handmade garments, it helped us feel connected to other participants at a time when connection was so desperately needed. I'm sure that most participants would agree with me when I say that Me-Made-May 2020 ended up being a wonderful, beautiful, positive little ray of light during a very difficult year. 

And what of 2021? How are we all feeling a year later? We're all clearly so very far from living 'normal' lives still. What role can the Me-Made-May challenge play for the global community of makers this year? I feel that there's a quiet, gentle hopefulness about this year, and participating in MMM could be a wonderful part of that. So much has changed since 2019, and if we choose to, we can use the challenge to explore who we are now, and who we want to be as 2021 continues to unfold...

Personally, I plan to use May 2021 to consciously reconnect with my handmade wardrobe, and subsequently reconnect with myself. I want to enjoy a month-long celebration of creativity with the rest of the beautiful online making community. And I REALLY hope you'll join me. 


What IS Me-Made-May?
  • MMM is a personal challenge to wear your handmade items more often, or in different ways, to help you improve your relationship with your handmade wardrobe. 
  • It is entirely personal: you can set the specifications of your challenge as you wish so that it will help YOU. Think about what you would like to improve and/or learn about what you wear. 
  • You do your challenge for the duration of May.
  • It's entirely up to you whether you wish to keep your challenge entirely to yourself, or share some or all of it with others. If you wish to share the odd (or daily!) photo or comment on social media, please use the hashtag #memademay2021 so other participants can find you and cheer you along.

But what might I gain by taking part?

Depending on the specifics of your pledge, you may discover:
  • which of your current handmade items make you feel the happiest (and therefore perhaps how best to spend your garment-making time in the future)
  • which of them need to be repaired, altered, upcycled or passed on
  • the colours that suit you and the ones that don't
  • new combinations that may help you get more use from the items you've made
  • which silhouettes and garment styles best suit your day-to-day life, as well as your body and personal taste
  • new garment styles, patterns, fabrics, yarns or colours worn by others that you are excited to try for yourself
  • how others wear and style the same patterns you own differently
  • what different fabrics or yarns others have tried when making patterns you own
  • some new online friends
  • some new makers' accounts to follow that inspire you

Ok, I want some of that too, what do I do now?

You need to think about the specifics of your challenge. Think about what you'd like to achieve/improve/learn by the end of the month, and what you can do throughout the month to make that happen. Normally, I ask participants to fill out a pledge and post it in the comments of this post. If you would like to do that, awesome. If you'd like to share it on Instagram or anywhere else, then also awesome:

'I, (insert name or username here), pledge to (insert specifics of your challenge here) throughout May 2021'

So as an example, here's mine:

'I, Zoe aka @sozoblog, pledge to wear only handmade garments in unique combinations as much as possible throughout May 2021'.

If you have any questions or queries, please email me at sozoblog (at) g mail dotcom, or message me on IG @sozoblog. Please remember, if you do want to take part, be as gentle and kind to yourself as possible, in many ways the world is still broken after all. DO NOT beat yourself up if you wake up on 1st May and think, 'actually, no, I want to stay in my non-me-made pyjamas all day after all'!. This is meant to be fun, useful and affirming! 

Please take care of yourselves, lots of love xxx

21 comments:

mjpr1785 said...

Yo, María, @pepica_handmade, me comprometo a vestir cada día de mayo una prenda (o más) o accesorio cosido por mí. ������������❤

Wakeymakes said...

I Karen @wakeymakes pledge along with Heather to complete Me Made May 21 using World......Day, or National.....Day and believe me there are some weird ones to come xXx

Valerie Lancaster said...

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Theresa williams said...

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Jason Bennett said...

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Cecilia Lozada said...

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Anonymous said...

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Leelee Williams said...

This is my testimony about the good work of DR.OCUSODO who helped me.... I'm from texas USA. And am sorry for putting this on net but i will have to, by this world best spell caster that brought back my husband who left me out for past 3 years, i eventually met this man on a blog site posting by one of is client for help, i explained everything to him and he told me about a spell caster that he had heard about and he gave me an email address to write to the spell caster to tell him my problems. In just 2 days, my husband was back to me. I just want to say thank you to this truthful and sincere spell caster, sir all you told me have come to pass and thank you sir. Please I want to tell everyone who is looking for any solution to their problem, I advise you to kindly consult this spell caster, he is real,he is powerful and whatever the spell caster tells is what will happen, because all what the spell caster told me came to pass. You can kindly contact him on: his email address is drocusodospellcaster@gmail.com OR drocusodospellcaster@yahoo.com or directly on whats-app +2347066448668        

Deborah Ken said...

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Béa said...

I love this time of the year! I had to think quite carefully about what I wanted to pledge. Last year I was a bit over-ambitious, so I want to make this one a bit more manageable. It still requires some effort, but I think I'll be motivated.

So my pledge this year is:
I, Béa of Bea'sSewingAdventures.wordpress.com (aka @missbeacurtis on instagram) pledge to wear me-made clothing throughout May 2021, to post daily outfit pictures on instagram, and to comment positively on at least 10 other people's MMM posts each day.

Deborah Ken said...

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Leelee Williams said...

This is my testimony about the good work of DR. OCUSODO who helped me.... I'm from Texas USA. And am sorry for putting this on net but i will have to, by this world best spell caster that brought back my husband who left me out for past 3 years, i eventually met this man on a blog site posting by one of is client for help, i explained everything to him and he told me about a spell caster that he had heard about and he gave me an email address to write to the spell caster to tell him my problems. In just 2 days, my husband was back to me. I just want to say thank you to this truthful and sincere spell caster, sir all you told me have come to pass and thank you sir. Please I want to tell everyone who is looking for any solution to their problem, I advise you to kindly consult this spell caster, he is real,he is powerful and whatever the spell caster tells is what will happen, because all what the spell caster told me came to pass. You can kindly contact him on: his email address is drocusodospellcaster@gmail.com OR drocusodospellcaster@yahoo.com or directly on whats-app +2347066448668  

Unknown said...

I, Liz Haywood of www.lizhaywood.com.au and @lizhaywood3754, pledge to wear me-made clothes every day for the month of May,striving for exciting new combinations and fresh interpretations of well-worn favourites.

In addition, I will mend all 9 pairs of holey handknitted socks and let out the side seams of my shirts which have weirdly gotten too tight over the past year.

I also resolve to take an in-depth look at my wardrobe. I may even open the doors.

lahbluebonnet said...

'I, Laurie, pledge to wear clothing I've sewn myself throughout May 2021...with a daily analysis of my sewn wardrobe, what I have, what I need, what I like, what I want to change.'

https://teacupsinthegarden.blogspot.com/2021/04/me-made-may-2021.html

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He cast spells for different purposes like
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(2) if you always have bad dream
(3) You want to be promoted in your office.
(4) You want women/men to run after you.
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(6) You want to be rich.
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Lisa Bennett said...

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