Friday, 1 April 2016

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



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


What is Me-Made-May'16?

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


How do I interact with other participants throughout the challenge?

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

Anything else I should know?

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

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

Let the signing up commence!!!!!


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thesewingmiserablist said...

I, Karen, (of www.thesewingmiserablist.wordpress.com and @karenjkayes on instagram) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear 2 me made items each day for the duration of May 2016. I will blog weekly with a roundup.

Amber said...

I, Amber Hunter, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016. I will try to limit myself to only five repeats in the month of May, weather permitting. You can follow my on Instagram www.instagram.com/whisperingmadcow/.

Stefani said...

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

Oranges and Apples said...

I, Franca of http://www.oranges-and-apples.com/ and @apple_franca on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016. My aim is to give a lot of not-quite-right old handsewn things one last wear before they go off to the charity shop.

Skirt Fixation said...

'I, (Audrey of www.skirtfixation.com and @skirtfixation on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear a Hey June Handmade garment every day until I run out! Then I pledge to wear a me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016' I will do a weekly update on my blog.

Stefanie Larsen said...

''I, Stefanie from http://ohsewstefanie.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear 5 handmade garments a week for the duration of May 2016''

Steely said...

I, Steely of https://steelyseamstress.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016, and (the more difficult part) take a photo every day and post round-ups on my blog.

Bless by Tone said...

'I, (insert name here and blog address/instagram handle if you have one), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear Hey June Patterns each day for the duration of May 2016. When I run out of Hey June, I will wear homemade for the rest of the month.'

Bless by Tone said...

I Tone, Www.Blessbytone.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

I, Victoria, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. I will document my journey on Instagram and do a weekly round-up on my blog, Very Blissful.

mo.ni.kate said...

'I, Monika of wollixundstoffix.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear handmade garments each day for the duration of May 2016'

Sara said...

I, Sara (www.saraslittledabblings.blogspot.com) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one hand made garment each day for the duration of May 2016.

As I have to wear uniform to work, I'll try to wear my knitted socks daily and wear a handsewn item on weekends/evenings at least once a week.

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Blackbird Pie said...

I, Kathryn of Blackbird Pie (bigsliceplease.blogspot.com) sign up as a participant of me-made-May 2016. I endeavour to wear as much me-made / refashioned clothing as possible (at least 3 items a week) for the duration of May 2016. I will also try to make at least one me-made/refashioned item by the end of May.

Olga said...

This will be my first year to participate.
I, Olga of the http://www.handmadepetite.com, sign up as participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear 4 handmade garments each week for the duration of May 2016.

lp said...

'I, Lisa of patternandbranch.wordpress.com and @lisa.poblenz, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016. I will try not to repeat any articles of clothing within a single week and I'll try to wear at least two me-made things together at least once a week.'

rebekahgraves said...

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

rebekahgraves said...

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

Frölein Tilia said...

I, Eveline of froelein-tilia.blogspot.ch and @froelein_tilia on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. I will finish up my UFOs and if possible, make two new spring pieces.

Linda P said...

'I, Linda of http://daisycreatesinsussex.blogspot.co.uk and @daisycreatesinsussex on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. This will be my third year taking part (phew, it comes round so quickly) and although, after being so inspired in my first year, I now wear lots of me mades, it's such fun to take part and also meet all the lovely sewing people it really is a part of my annual must dos. Maybe i'll challenge myself to finish a couple of UFOs! thank you (local to me) Zoe for putting this on again. You're a star!

Amy C said...

I, Amy of Wally and Grace ( http://wallyandgrace.blogspot.com and @wallyandgrace on instagram) , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016. I further pledge that I will wear all handmade garments (not including shoes, socks, undergarments, or accessories), at least two days each week.
Wally and Grace

Wally and Grace on Instagram

EmeraldErin said...

I, Erin of emeralderin.blogspot.ca , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item everyday of May, and to make 4 new makes from indie sewing patterns (and wear them), during May 2016. I'll be blogging and on instagram @theemeraldstudio :)

Kathryn Z. said...

I, Kathryn Z (Instagram: @kathryn_z), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear (1) one me made garment of some nature each day for the duration of May 2016, and try to photo-document the vast majority of them (if I can do 31 photos, that is my ultimate goal). I wish I could commit to more, but as of this moment, my employer does not pay me to wear whimsical cat lady dresses at work. I'm also going to try to limit myself to (3) three repeats of any particular garment to count towards my daily garment of the challenge.

goaskalisa.com said...

'I, Alisa from goaskalisa.com and https://www.instagram.com/shay_alisa/ , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016 and document it on my blog'. Yey!

Lisa W said...

'I, Lisa, who is very boring without a special web site or link, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear at least one item of hand sewn, knitted, or woven clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also try to finish at least 4 new items during the month.

Mathilda said...

'I, Mathilda (stoffundton.blogspot.com/blog @MATHILDAKR13 on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear self made clothes each day for the duration of May 2016'

Melinda said...

I, Melinda B of Better Than I PLanned http://melbrennan.com/ and @melinda_bren on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me Made May ’16. I will wear at least two items of me made clothing each week for the duration of May 2016, excluding active wear.

Susanna Di Milo said...

What a great idea!
I, Susanna of made for mi pledge that I shall wear a home-made item twice a week during May. I also pledge to make at least two items in May using fabric from my stash.

thanks for creating this great challenge.

(https://pinsneedlesandthread.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/pattern-matching-blues-or-pinks/comment-page-1/#comment-247)

YorkshireKaren said...

'I, Karen Dodgson (@yorkshirekaren on Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear something handmade at least four times a week for the duration of May 2016'
This will be challenging for me, as my handmade clothes seem to consist mainly of skirts, and I live in jeans! So my challenge will be to wear the skirts I've made more often, and to sew at least two new tops by the end of the month.

fadanista.com said...

'I, Sue Stoney of fadanista.com and sue stoney on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear only clothes made by me (with the exception of shoes) each day for the duration of May 2016'

Tanja said...

I, Tanja of www.matati.de and on instagram as matatiblog, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. i will wear my selfemade clothes each day for the duration of may and made some more to show them.
Thank you so much for the organisation.

Teresa said...

I, Teresa of www.shirleyrainbow.co.uk pledge to wear one item of handmade clothing each day, and also to wear handmade jewellery and accessories, which I will document in a weekly blog round up.
I'm so excited to be taking part in my first Me Made May... Yay for May!
Teresa

Jennifer Barton Bird said...

'I, Jennifer of http://www.sortingbuttons.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear a handmade item four times a week for the duration of May 2016'

Nancy Winningham said...

'I, Nancy Winningham of Encue Creations / nancywinningham, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one (and more whenever possilbe) thing made by me each day for the duration of May 2016'

annabellesprojectoverload said...

I, Annabelle from Annabelle's Project Overload, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016, with one day a week wearing an entirely me-made outfit!

Dreikah said...

I, www.dreikah.de / Instagram dreikahblog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016'Thanks to you Zoe for this great action.

Alice said...

'I, Alice of Dangerously Alice (https://dangerouslyalice.wordpress.com/), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear something handmade by me each day for the duration of May 2016, and more if possible! This will be extra-challenging since I had a baby in January. I've posted about my plans here: https://dangerouslyalice.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/me-made-may-2/

pocketforsweets said...

I, Victoria Hedley, of Pocket for Sweets, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear three me-made or refashioned garments each week for the duration of May 2016.
https://pocketforsweets.wordpress.com/
https://www.instagram.com/pocketforsweets/

Woven by Society said...

I, Robyn of Woven by Society (https://www.facebook.com/wovenbysociety/) #wovenbysociety, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one garment of clothing home sewn each day for the duration of May 2016. What a great challenge and I love the messgae it sends and the story behind it - thank you for the opportunity allow a community of such amazing people to share their creations.

Anonymous said...

'I, Alison of @alicatturner, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear 1 item of handmade clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also try to wear every handmade item at least once and if they no longer work for me they will be donated. And I will use MMM as an opportunity to work out what I really need to sew to fill the gaps in my wardrobe.'

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justmejay said...

'I, Justine (www.justmejay.blogspot.com.au & @justmejaysews), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I will wear at least one me made item each day for the duration of May 2016. I also pledge to find at least two hours of sewing time per week during May (something I have had great difficulty doing this year due to work/family commitments), and to also not buy any new fabric or patterns for this month (notions exempt!)

Almost a Hippy said...

I'm excited to be participating again. I, Alexa of almostahippy.blogspot.com sign up as participant of me made may. I pledge to wear at least 1 item of me made clothing per day and to refashion or mend at least one item every week throughout May.

Lee said...

I, Lee of liese2007 (Flickr) and theslowsteady (Insta), hereby commit to Me-Made-May 2016. I'll wear items I've made every day in May and document my outfits, an important and illuminating step for me, since I don't bother the rest of the year (and honestly don't enjoy being photographed). Goals: 1. Find new ways to wear items that aren't worn much/making me happy. I've already started to address this with a few small updates, mostly in proportion. 2. Identify specific wardrobe "needs" (desires, really) to more thoughtfully plan future projects. 3. Make several new pairs of underwear. I need these, but they're also emblematic of what I want to focus on in May and beyond: making things I'll wear a lot, that fit me well-- both my physical form and my style-- and make me feel good.

Nicola said...

'I, Nicola, @doobis71 on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear as much me made and refashioned clothing as I can for the duration of May 2016. I want to use MMM16 to concentrate on filling the gaps in my every day wardrobe, sweatshirts and tops mainly. I also pledge to use only fabric and patterns in my stash for the whole of May and going forward to make a real effort to use fabrics from ethical and sustainable sources.

JB_Kiwi said...

I'm in! There's a much longer explanation of my pledge on the blog, but for now: I, JessB of http://allstitchedupsewingtales.blogspot.co.uk, pledge to wear handmade as much as possible throughout the month of Me Made May, and to really spend the month learning to become a more thoughtful sewist: reflecting on my handmade wardrobe, its gaps, how to fill them, and teaching myself to make fewer impulse fabric and pattern purchases!

Thanks for organizing Zoe! x

Amanda Chandler said...

'I, Amanda Turner of @AMANDATURNER1997 on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2016 and will also endeavour to make one new pience per week to replace/supplement RTW items that I wear on a frequent basis.'

Karen Kershaw said...

'I, Karen Kershaw, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear...at least three items that I have made each week for the duration of May 2016' I will also endeavour to alter and adjust those items that don't fit so well and wear them in May. I will also get my overlocker out of the box and attempt to thread and use it...and promise that I will do the online course that I bought back in November - yes! - and make an Agnes top, finally!

Allynara said...

First timer, but I'm definitly in: 'I, Allynara (sewcotton.blogspot.com + sew_cotton on FB and Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one selfmade item each day for the duration of May 2016.'

Altough I already wear my selfmade clothes regularly, I don't wear them all the time. There are also some items that don't get worn that often, so this is the perfect opportunity to change that.

Dana said...

I, Dana of discoverhappiness.ca, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item, sewn or knit, each day for the duration of May 2016 and also sew three new garment pieces.

Anonymous said...

I, Vicky (Fielding2008 on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 1 me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016.

Sølvi said...

Yay! I Sølvi of @delfinelise/delfinelise.com sign up as a participant of Me Made May´16. I will wear all me-mades for the duration of May 2016, with the odd exceptions of some undies from time to time. I will endeavor to actually plan my outfits at least the night before, and I will try not to wear jeans all the time.

Claire Corry said...


'I, Claire Instgram @clairejc , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item each day for the duration of May 2106. Also I would like to make 4 extra items throughout the month, from my stash. I will post on Instgram and maybe even blog.

schmidten said...

I, Caro of schmidten.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one different selfmade garment each day for the duration of May 2016. And I hope this will revitalize my neglected blog :)

patricia said...

In, again: 'I, patricia from www.nobutterfly.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear two memade items each day for the duration of May 2016'

wee said...

I,wee (http://blog.livedoor.jp/ginghamstar/), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16.I endeavour to wear at least one piece of handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2016.

Jo Box said...

'I, Jo of Teddington @TW11st_TW11, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of hand crafted loveliness out into the real world each and every day for the duration of May 2016 and will endeavour to love RTW less.'

Ellen C said...

'I, Ellen, of agulhadevinil.blogspot.com.br / https://www.instagram.com/l_len_silva, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least three me-made items each week for the duration of May 2016, and sew one more garment.'

I’ve been willing to take part in this challenge for two years, but I didn’t know how to really sew a garment before last year.

Seen so many examples of self-made clothes in Me-Made-May ‘14 is one of the things that inspired me to learn about pattern making e sewing, and this is been the most pleasant and funny journey for me.

The Crafty Pinup said...

I only started my sewing blog & regular dress making at the start of April but I'll be doing my own (if not a little feeble) pledge!


I, Abi of The Crafty Pinup http://www.thecraftypinup.co.uk/ @craftypinup , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear a handmade item on my birthday on May 17th 2016 for the first time ever!

I only have 4 dresses in my handmade wardrobe so far, (with lots in the works of course) but this little pledge will spur me on to actually wear them!

xo

Saremy Duffy said...

I, Saremy Duffy, of ChickenBootsUSA (.com or Instagram) sign up to wear as many clothing items I have knit and sewn in May. And I also pledge to help others make time to sew by offering abbreviated sewing instructions for popular patterns on my website/blog. I'm hoping this helps cut down on the time seamsters spend reading directions.

I also pledge to create a TShirt pattern for myself so I can sew my own and stop buying them.
Happy sewing!

Jeanne Woodard said...

I, Jeanne (sweeetjeanne on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear one handmade, mended, or altered item each day for the duration of May 2016.

I'll also use this time to focus on new projects; too many of the items on my to-make list have me intimidated or indecisive and this will give me an opportunity to move past that.

A said...

Woooow! I, Alicia (from coseprimacose.blogspot.com.es), sign up as a participant of Me Made May'16. I endeavour to wear one ítem of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016 and sew one ítem per week and publish it in my blog. I adore this idea you had!! Thank you!

Vicki Gedge said...

'I, Vicki Gedge and @cathywafs on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one homemade piece of clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also endeavour to finally make my second camas blouse after having it on my list for the past six months and my second pair of trousers but this time in a fabric I actually like'

Julia said...

I wasn't sure about joining again this year as I found it stressful to take pictures of my outfit every day (I know it's not a must ;)). After reading all the pledges and posts, I really want to take part again, it's just so inspiring every time. Here comes my pledge:

I, Julia of Sewionista.com , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear at least 1 handmade item 5 days a week.

I will use May to come up with new outfits around my me-mades and to find the holes in my wardrobe. Thank you Zoe for hosting Me-Made-May again!

Honey Mynett said...

'I, Honey Mynett @honeys_sewing on instagram sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one item of clothing each day (even if it is something like a coat or scarf as I have to wear school uniform daily) each day for the duration of May 2016'

alexandrampatterson.com said...

I, Alexandra of The Library of Alexandra (alexandrampatterson.com) and @alexandrap529 on Insta, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to make 1 garment a week, finally clear out my UFO pile and wear all of my spring/summer me-made garments as much as possible for the duration of May 2016'

kalimak said...

I, kalimak of the blog swarmofchickadees.wordpress.com and swarmofchickadees on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of clothing that I made each day for the duration of May 2016. My other aims are to wear RTW jeans less often and to make at least three garments for myself in May.

This is my first time participating and I'm very excited. Thank you, Zoe!

Linda Vass said...

I, Linda, wish to sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to at least 1 handmade item each day (preferably more, as I am trying to make more outfits for a cohesive wardrobe) and document on Flickr as my wear 2 items. each day for the duration of May 2016. Cannot wait!

Victoria said...

I, Victoria of www.victoriadcsmith.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade item of clothing each working day for the duration of May 2016.

Jo Rattrie said...

I, Jo @jorattrie, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear as many me made clothes as possible each day for the duration of May 2016, given we are in the middle of house renovations and much of my me-made clothing has gone into storage until its all over. I will pledge that during May the sewing time I have will be focused on closing the gaps I have in a a full wardrobe, namely t-shirts and cardigans.

Chloe said...

I, Chloe of Handmade by chloe (www.handmadebychloe.com @chloelouisew89 on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I endeavour to wear atleast 1 item of me made clothing for each day in May. By photographing my outfits each day I hope to fall in love with some of my forgotten me made items again. I also promise to take note of the gaps in my me made wardrobe and focus my sewing on filling these gaps.

Dartmoor Yarns said...

'I, Bekki Hill (Blogging at www.dartmooryarns.com @dartmooryarns on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me made clothing that I rarely or never wear each week for the duration of May 2016. As I wear it, I will reflect on my relationship with each garment and why I don't wear it (more often). I'm not pledging more as I'm a knitter and tend to give most of my knitting away. Also since it's May I'm (hopefully) not going to be wearing hats, gloves, or thick sweaters.

ByJulie said...

I, Julie of https://byjuliehandmade.wordpress.com/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at leat one handmade garment at leat 4 time a week for the duration of May 2016. I'll take part of this MMM on flickr

Lana van Leeuwen said...

I, Lana of www.leesvoer.net and lanaleesvoer (IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 1 me made item and/or refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2016. I will have 5 "oh f*ck it" days where I'll allow myself to wear whatever. I also pledge to finish that pear of socks I've been knitting since May 2015 and will sew two items from my huuuuuuuge to do list.

Birgit said...

I, Birgit (pumpsandneedles.blogspot.com, @birgitvg on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 3 me-made or refashioned items per week for the duration of May 2016.

Lana van Leeuwen said...

Also obviously I'm not knitting a pear of socks.... a pare.

Anthea said...

'I, Anthea of Sewing ♥ Vintage ♥ Knitting (http://anthea-retrovintage.blogspot.nl @AntheaRV on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment 3 days a week for the duration of May 2016. Repeats are allowed, but the look has to be styled differently.'

Katie Emma said...

I, Katie Emma (@katharineemma on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear handmade clothing each day for the duration of May 2016, and if I reach for a RTW item I will consider whether I have a handmade garment I can wear instead. I also plan to document (through notes, sketches, or photos) what I wear each day, and at the end of the month I will use these notes to inform my sewing for the summer (what silhouettes do I like to wear, what RTW garments do I wear and can I find a similar sewing pattern, etc?)

Whitney said...

I'm participating for the first time this year! I Whitney, ModernWhit.com and @modern_whit on instagram, pledge to wear 2 handmade outfits a week and to complete 5 sewing for me projects this month!

Kelli Ward said...

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

Ina said...

I, Ina of Sky Turtle, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear one or more me-made or refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2016. Who-hoo, this is exciting :>

Vanessa said...

I, Vanessa from www.semihipster.ca @Vanilla0o, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one item I've sewn or knit each week for the duration of May 2016!

Kacy Burchfield said...

I, Kacy, of misskacysews.com and @misskacysews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 3 me-made garments each week for the duration of May 2016!

Julie Ha said...

'I, Julie68, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one item of clothing or accessory that I have made or re-fashioned each day for the duration of May 2016'. I want to enjoy the things I have created and release them from the depths of the wardrobe waiting for the right occasion, and be proud that I MADE IT myself! I will aim to complete some of those pesky UFOs.

Wendy Bayford said...

Thank you for hosting this I am so glad to finally be able to join in I have always missed it in the past!
"I, Wendy from thebutterflybalcony.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of 'Me-Made-May 2016. I endeavour to wear at least THREE me-made items each week for the duration of May 2016"

Regan Louise said...

I, Regan Louise of solitudeforsewing.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear at least three me-made garments a week, one of which must be a dress. I sew a lot of dresses and rarely wear them. I am not including undergarments in this because I tend to wear me-made ones almost daily. Thanks! I'm super excited to participate!

Francine Lacerda said...

I, Francine of www.francinelacerda.com.br/blog , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016, and at least one full Me-Made outfit each week.

Kat D. said...

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

Lydia-Ann said...

I, 47stars77 of Instagram and yarnneedlesandthread.blogspot.com sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2016. I endeavor to wear a minimum of one me-made (sewn, refashioned, or knitted) garment every day during the duration of May. I also endeavor to not wear the same outfit more than two times during the month.

Furthermore I pledge, by month's end, to finish the top I'm knitting, refashion that one men's shirt that's been hanging out at the back of my closet, and sew one garment using fabric from my stash.

opportunityknits said...

'I, Erin of http://www.instagram.com/sewordinary/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear and co-ordinate my me-made (sewn, knitted and crocheted) clothing each day for the duration of May 2016'

Emma Scragg said...

I, Emma Scragg of www.sistersew.wordpress.com sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2016. I will wear at least one piece of homemade or home modified clothing (day or bedtime wear) each day for the month of May. I hope to make some extra pieces during the month to ensure I get to the end totally Scragg-clad. If I can't, my daughter will assist in modelling some other Me-Made items.

ayakoko said...

I,Ayako {https://www.flickr.com/photos/123097806@N08/)sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2016.
I pledge to wear something I have sewn. And I wish to be a part of the Me-Made-May'16 Flickr group.
Thank you very much Zoe, for organizing the group again this year!

Jenny Holmes said...

I, Jenny Holmes aka silverbellsandcockleshells, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016. At the moment, I wear something me-made about 4 days a week so going for everyday will be a stretch and will make me re-evaluate some of those clothes that have been worn less. I'm also very excited to have just come to the end of a very busy time at work which has meant very littke sewing and am pledging to spend 9, 13, 16 and 20 May as sewing days to finish off some wips. It's going to be lovely :-)

Die Stöckeline said...

I, Kirsten of " dieStoeckeline.blogspot.de" sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear ohne handmade item nearly each day for the duration of May 2016
This is my first time and I am happy looking forward to see lots of inspiration during may.
Thanks for hosting.
XO Kirsten

Alison said...

I, Alison Boydell, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one self made item each day for the duration of May 2016

Danielle Krivan said...

I, Danielle of onesmallstitchtoday.blogspot.com and @onesmallstitchclasses on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I endeavour to wear a me made outfit each day for the duration of May 2016. Since I tend to wear the same combinations of garments repeatedly, I'm hoping this'll help me to be more creative with the things I make. No sewing goals this time around...

Constance (Santa Lucia Patterns) said...

"I, Constance (www.santa-lucia-patterns.de/blog or @santaluciapatterns on instragram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one me-made garment or accessory on at least 5 days a week for the duration of May 2016."

I'm looking forward to this!
Constance

Unknown said...

'I, Steph Gibbs (nettynot.wordpress.com @nettynot on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear a handmade garments, each day for the duration of May 2016, as well as finish some UFO’s!'

Alex Howard said...

I, Alex Howard of alexsadventuresinfabric.blogspot.com and @adventuresinfabric on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item each day for the duration of May 2016

Andreae Callanan said...

I, Andreae (@andreaecallanan on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016, and to use this opportunity to identify what's missing from my me-made wardrobe and then MAKE IT,
and in doing so put a dent in my ridiculous fabric stash.

Shauni S said...

I, Shauni of The Magnificent Thread (magnificent-thread.blogspot.co.uk and @shaunimagnifique on Insta), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear 1 or more me made items each day for the duration of May 2016. I intend to use it as an opportunity to re-evaluate my handmade wardrobe, re-introduce long lost makes into regular rotation, and identify those that I no longer get great joy from wearing and assign them for recycling or re-purposing.

Thanks for hosting! x

Lucy said...

I, Lucy of smileandmake.com and @smileandmake on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016 and share outfit pictures on instagram and weekly round ups on my blog.

Helen Made said...

I Helen of Helen Made, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear at least one handmade or refashioned item a day for the whole of May.

Viki said...

'I, Viki of vikistitch.blogspot.co.uk, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear a handmade by me item each day for the duration of May 2016. In addition, I will try to sew up at least one item for myself or my family from my stash each week and post weekly updates on my blog.'

Feeling excited about my first Me-Made-May challege, hoping to encourage myself back into a regular sewing practice after quite a long break.

Emily Handler said...

I, Emily Handler of Hungarian Housekeeping sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16, and endeavor to wear me-made clothes every day outside the house in May.

My secondary goals are to try to wear the less-used items of my wardrobe, and evaluate if they are worth keeping or not; to not buy any new fabric in May but instead focus on finishing projects and fixing up things that need it; to generally make progress on my Sew '16 goals; to sew more slowly and mindfully; and to generally tidy up my sewing area.

Gina said...

I, Gina, of pennysewvintage.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear, or dress my girls, in one hand made item each day for the duration of May 2016'

Anonymous said...

I, Stefanie, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of hand sewn or knitted clothes each day for the duration of May 2016.

This Little Bird said...

I, Amber of @thislittlebirdshop on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear one me-made or refashioned item each work day for the duration of May 2016. I also endeavor to make two new garments from patterns I have never tried before. I will document it on Instagram.

Crystal Jackson said...

I'm in: I, Crystal @thealtereddoll (IG) sign up as a participant of Me Made May ’16. I will wear at least one item of me made clothing each day or once a week for the duration of May 2016. I will also endeavour to make 2 new pieces or try 2 new patterns or more in hopes to rid and dent my fabric/up cycling stash !

stoffnotizen said...

'I, Kerstin of stoffnotizen.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one of my me-made items each day for the duration of May 2016 and share more than I have done so until now about these on my blog.'

Dana said...

'I, Dana of www.feinstoefflich.de an @danafeinstoefflich on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one item of me-made-clothing each day for the duration of May 2016' I show my pictures on instagram and weekly on my blog.

Liliana said...

I, Liliana of Lassemista(.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least three hanmade items each week for the duration of May 2016'. Possibly more, but three is the minimum! And on three seprate days... three in one outfit will count as one :)

Unknown said...

I'm in: I, Sue Bateman of suessewbynme@wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me Made May ’16. I will wear at least one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016.
Thanks for the challenge Zoe :)

kezz2727 said...

I, Kerri of @kezz2727, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I will endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016, and furthermore.... I will endeavour to make three new items out of my existing stash (I will not buy any new fabric!) and furthermore to my furthermore, I will endeavour to be mindful of my existing wardrobe and identify gaps to fill with more sewing! yay!

madebymitty said...

I, Samantha of Made By Mitty (www.madebymitty.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least two "Me Made" items each week for the duration of May 2016

Sara in Stitches said...

I, Sara of Sara in Stitches, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear only me-made (and maybe some non me-made but heavily altered) garments each day for the duration of May 2016. Yay!

EmSewCrazy said...

I'm doing it! 'I, Emily of http://tumbleweedsinthewind.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear as much of my handmade wardrobe as I can each day for the duration of May 2016. I will not worry about taking photos every day and I will not stress out about what I am wearing. I will document what I wear and why.'

Eileen said...

'I, Eileen of 'Crafty Little Secret', sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one me-made clothing item each day for the duration of May 2016. I will take pictures daily and post a round-up here once a week.

Rachel said...

I, Rachel of www.snippetsofsweetness.com and @snippetsofsweetness, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016, and to sew a new dress for the Lizzy House Dress Contest.”

Vanessa Ozuna said...

'I, Vanessa of @vanessamakes on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear something I have made, jewelry or clothes or both everyday this month. Plus I endeavor to have one of my children wear a handmade item each day. I will strive to make new looks for myself at least one a week.

Christine said...

I, (Christine from http://www.christine-enitsirhc.de ), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear and photoshoot at least one selfmade part each day for the duration of May 2016. I will post them weekly.

Linda Warlin said...

I, Linda Warlin (@liwarlin on Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me Made May ´16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me made clothing (sewn or knitted) each day during May 2016. This is the first time participating for me!

valentina DAMIANI said...

I, Valentina (www.frizzantina.wordpress.com – IG _frizzantina_), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one/two me-made garment each week for the duration of May 2016, but I hope two ones, too.

Vegan Rockabella said...

Aloha , 'I, Esther of @rockabellamom on instagram and http://vegan-rockabella.blogspot.nl , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one item each day for the duration of May 2016'
during the month may I'll continue to finish up some items which are still waiting to be finished :-)
I'll take pictures and share it on instagram and hopefully i'll find the time to write about it on my Blog !

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Steffi / herzekleid said...

'I, Steffi of www.herzekleid.blogspot.com / @herzekleid, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear my handmade clothes each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also try to mix and match my handmade wardrobe in new ways and wear "new" outfits with my "old" clothes.

Rowena said...

I, Rowena, of medstudentsew.wordpress.com, pledge to wear two me-made things ever day for the duration of May, and to analyse where the me-made garments I reach for but don't exist yet are.

Catherine Lillie said...

I, Catherine of @catternlace on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I will wear one item of me made clothing every day for the duration of May 2016. In doing so, I will also decide which me made items need altering, reintegrating into my everyday wardrobe or culling completely.

Eternal Magpie said...

'I, Claire (http://blog.eternalmagpie.com, and @eternalmagpie on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear my vintage dresses each day for the duration of May 2016.'
I want to bring my dresses made from vintage patterns into regular rotation in my wardrobe, so my intention is to wear them, figure out the reasons why I don't wear them more often, and try to remedy that if I can! (I've joined the Flickr group, and will be posting there and on Instagram.)

Kathryn said...

Count me in Zoe, and thanks for organising!
'I, Kathryn of Kathryn's Busy Town, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one me-made/refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2016. I also pledge to start work on one of my vintage patterns during the month of May'
Looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

I, Tricia @morrissews on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I will endeavour to wear at least one item of handmade or refashioned clothing each day of May 2016 and to break away from my default jeans and T-shirt mode at least once a week.

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

'I, Jean of http://sewjeanmargaret.blogspot.com.au/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least two me made garments each day for the duration of May 2016, and to find new ways of mixing and matching my me made garments to create new outfits.' I will endeavour to post daily photos on IG @sewjeanmargaret and do a weekly roundup on the blog.

Geoknitter said...

I, Ro of rowsew.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one visible item of me-made clothing (i.e., not just drawers) each day for the duration of May 2016.

Aja Vaz said...

I'm so in: I, Aja Vaz of www.ajavaz.com and @ajavaz on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. Not only will I endeavor to wear at least four me makes through the week, my handmade wardrobe will be ruthlessly gone through to decide whether the older makes still fit my wardrobe, still fit me, or are too worn to keep. Also want to finish at least two UFOs before the end of May and try and reorganize my sewing space so it isn't scattered throughout the house.

Wendy said...

I, Wendy of sew.ninja (@whillegass on instagram, @whille on twitter), signup as a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear something I've made or make something I'll soon wear each day of May 2016. Follow progress on instagram & twitter, culminating in a end of month blog post.

Punktemarie said...

I, Brigitte of www.punktemarie.com and @punktemarie on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me Made May'16. I will wear one item of me made clothing each day for the duration oft May 2016.

Elizabeth B said...

I, Elizabeth Back (@BackElizabeth on Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear me made clothes at least 3 times a week for the duration of May 2016. I also hope to make the first muslins for 4 bridesmaids dresses in May.

Christina said...

I, Christina Di Marco of Free2bQuilting (IG/FLickr) and feelingsewblessed.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to finish at least two wardrobe pieces for myself, incorporate each into my day to day wardrobe, and talk about them with my non-sewing friends throughout the month of May 2016. In addition, I will get back into blogging and blog about it. ;)

Melissa said...

This is the first year I'm officially signing in and will be posting on IG.

"I, Melissa of melissa_makes.ig, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear at least one piece of me made clothing each day in May. The challenge is for me to identify the things that work, things that don't (pass on or refashion), and make plans to fill in the gaps."

mariliza spoolstories said...

'I, Mariliza of spoolstories.com and @spoolstories on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or upcycled piece of clothing or accessory each day for the duration of May 2016.I will also try to post photos of my makes.'

sewnbyashley said...

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

tokki_tokiko said...

'I, tokki_tokiko, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear my me-made outfits each day for the duration of May 2016 as long as possible'

Anonymous said...

I, Lucia (Instagram lu_compte) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each week for the duration of May 2016

Kristin at SunnySewing said...

'I, Kristin of SunnySewing (www.sunnysewing.blogspot.com and @kristinsunnysewing on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear 4 days of Memade items each day for the duration of May 2016' I also endeavor to actually use my pattern stash in may instead of buying new patterns; I will sew things I will actually wear. I will post weekly updates on my blog.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

'I, Joanna Howell, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear 5 me made items each week for the duration of May 2016'.

threadcarefully.org said...

I, Louise Zborowski (aka Tabatha Tweedie) of blog Thread Carefully http://threadcarefully.org and @tabathatweedie on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear at least one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016.

Maggy Heath said...

'I, (Maggy (Pippilupin on Pinterest), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also make an effort to get some of those less often worn items from the back of the wardrobe and either wear them or re-fashion them.'


starly said...

'I, Starly http://sewstarly.com instagram @sewstarly ,sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade/refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2016. Underwear counts =)'.

eleonora said...

'I, eleonora @io_e_carlotta on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016'

Emily said...

I, Emily of sewmanyhappies.blogspot.com and @emily_m_t on the social media, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to make and wear two new handmade garments during the month of May 2016 using fabric from my stash.

A year ago I moved from DC to a teeny-tiny apartment in NYC, and stopped sewing nearly altogether (due to lack of space for a permanent sewing table). I am using this year's challenge to motivate myself to devote space (and time) for sewing in my new hometown. As it happens, I work on same block as Mood! Lucky me.

fuyuko t said...

'I, fuyuko, (https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/fuyuko_/ ) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16.
Date of wearing handmade clothes in between one month of May 2016 is to take the picture. I record at flickr.

rmlrhonda said...

'I, Rhonda of @r.rmlrhonda on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear or work on a me-made, mended, or modified article of clothing or adornment each day for the duration of May 2016' I will also attempt to document this on instagram, which is a new medium for me. Woohoo!

rmlrhonda said...

'I, Rhonda of @r.rmlrhonda on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear or work on a me-made, mended, or modified article of clothing or adornment each day for the duration of May 2016' I will also attempt to document this on instagram, which is a new medium for me. Woohoo!

rmlrhonda said...

'I, Rhonda of @r.rmlrhonda on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear or work on a me-made, mended, or modified article of clothing or adornment each day for the duration of May 2016' I will also attempt to document this on instagram, which is a new medium for me. Woohoo!

Julie said...

I, Julie Bowersett of www.fromthesehands.net,(https://www.instagram.com/juliebowersett/) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear one or more hand made garments/accessories each day for the duration of May 2016 and document the experience on my blog.

This is my first year participating. When I realized that I missed #MMM2015 I put it on my 2016 calendar so I wouldn't forget. I'll be taking a week-long class on Design with Sarah Veblen in the middle of the month and hope that might inspire me to end the month with something special.

Jen Keenan said...

I, Jen @Jen.KS sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one home made item each day for the duration of May 2016 and celebrate our home made clothes!!

Helen said...

I, Helen from Grosgrain Green, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment each day for the duration of May 2016, and to wear each and every item of handmade clothing that I own, at least once during the month, where seasonally and occasionally appropriate.

Can't wait!

Wilma said...

I, Wilma of https://dingendieikmooivind.wordpress.com and @vladivos, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2016, so basically my entire me-made wardrobe will be aired. There will be repeats and there will be lots of dresses!

81gradnord said...

I, Stefanie of www.81gradnord.de and @81gradnord (Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear a handmade clothing at least 5 days a week for the duration of May 2016.

schildkroete said...

'I, Sabine of http://langsame-schildkroete.blogspot.de and @lanfsame_schildkroete on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2016.

Lisette said...

I, Lisette of What Would Nancy Drew Wear? ( vintageorbust.blogspot.com ), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016. I also pledge to sew at least two new garments during May.

Gillian said...

I, Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow, sign up as a participant of MMM for the 5th time! I"ll be checking in with my me-made wardrobe using my personal colour palette from 3 years ago, to see if the colours still reflect my style. I'll be wearing me-made clothes everyday.

Unknown said...

I, Rebecca at Instagram.com/rhickman4 sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I endeavour to wear a handmade garment at least 4 day a week in May, complete a new pattern for me before the end of the month, and have one or both kids wear a handmade garment every day,

Diana said...

'I, Diana H (DI158 on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item or work on selfish sewing each day for the duration of May 2016'

Meg said...

I, Meg of http://cookinandcraftin.blogspot.com/, pledge to wear one me-made item every day for the month of May, but I will use MMMay16 as an opportunity to re-wear some deep cuts from my me-made wardrobe to assess whether they should stay or go. I'll wear two deep cuts per week and make a decision about their status.

Yo Mafa said...

I am in: I, yolande of @mafamafa on instagram , sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear at least one item of me made clothing each day for the durastion of may 2016. I will also endeavour to make one new piece per week to decrease the pile of my already cut UFO . You can follow my progress on instagram.

Judith Dee said...

'I, Judith from www.judithdeesworld.com and @judithdeecreations, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wearat least one me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016'. I will attemp to sew one new piece per week. You can follow my progress weekly on the blog and daily on IG.

Julie D. said...

I'm in this year! I, Julie D. of @weliketosew, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear one garment each day for the duration of May 2016. I was to nervous to pledge last year but then quickly realized that I almost wear me mades every day any way, so here we go!

Candis said...

I, Candis and candis.wright on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear three me-made garments a week for the duration of May 2016 and complete a shift dress to wear on May 31st.

Sitha said...

I, Sitha of @moisitha (Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me -made garment each day for the duration of May 2016.

It will be my first MMMay *excited!*.

Jamie said...

'I, Jamie from Mac's Crafts www,jamielmac.wordpress.com and @jamie_l_mac , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade "JamieMade" item each day for the duration of May 2016'

So excited to participate in my second me-made-may!

Emma said...

I Emma Smith, of missmaudesewing.co.nz, Sign up to participate in Me-Made-May '16. I pledge to wear one me-made item every day for the duration of May 2016, and at least once a week wear only me made clothes.

Would love to be able to pledge only me-made-clothes all month - but too much of my sewing time has been shared with the little people that reside with me!


Elena Rosa Brown said...

I, Elena of Randomly Happy, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16 (woop woop). I endeavour that 75% of what I wear over the whole month of May (minus shoes, bags, and under things) to be made or restyled by me.

I'll also aim to take on the ultimate challenge: making my own swimsuit.

Wish me luck!

Sheryl said...

I, Sheryl Collier of @sherylcollier on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me Meade clothing each day for the duration of May 2016'. I will endeavour to sew one piece a week of already planned sewing too towards my totally handmade wardrobe which I am aiming for this year. Here goes....and I need to buy some more tights 😁

G. said...

I, Gökçe, from http://www.nelerdiksem.com (@nelerdiksem on instagram), sign up as a participant on Me-Made-MAy'16
My challenge is, wearing hand made [by me] garments, at least four days in a week.
I'm not pledging for that but I will also post my outfits on my blog and my instagram weekly :)

Vicki Halliday said...

'I, Vicki of Instagram/vicki_mostly_sews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day, and I will focus my sewing on my stash of clothes for refashioning, for the duration of May 2016.'

Francesca Ronchi said...

'I, Francesca Ronchi from lachiavedeicampi.blogpost.it (newborn blog!), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one item of hand-sewn-by-me clothing or an hand-made-by-me accessory each day for the duration of May 2016. I also endeavour to publish regularly on my Instagram account @fanchonlacousette, and at least on a weekly basis on my blog, and turn this pledge into an occasion to improve my skills by sewing one item a week that features new techniques/new patterns/new fabrics never tested before by me.

sysara92 said...

I, Sara (sarasykopat.wordpress.com or @saramadethat on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one handmade item at least 4 times a week each day for the duration of May 2016, and to get my making mojo back I will do something crafty at least 30 minutes five days a week.

Sophie Bach said...

'I, Sophie of sopbac (sopbac.com and @sopba), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2016. I will document everything on my Instagram account and do a round up on the blog in June.'

Virginia said...

'I, Virginia , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear once at week one item made by myself for the duration of May 2016' you can follow my progress in www.astrosheep.com

Sew little time said...

I, Joanne of www.somanypatternssewlittletime.blogspot.com and @jolittletime on IG/ Twitter, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear totally handmade items (with the exception of underwear) for the duration of May 2016. I will give myself 5 passes, mainly for RTW cardigans! I will also complete 4 garments for myself and write 4 blog posts!

Elle Puls said...

'I, Elke of @ellepuls on Instagram / blog ellepuls.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 2 handmade pieces each day for the duration of May 2016 (which I do anyway) with the personal challenge of finding new combinations that I have never worn before' You can follow my outfits on instagram.

Lynz said...

Ooh! Popping my MMM cherry here - I made my first skirt at the end of May last year as a result of seeing so many fab outfits popping up online.

"I, Lynz Graham of http://domesticlightandmagic.blogspot.com and @ochil_lynz, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one homemade item each day (sewn, knitted or jewellery) for the duration of May 2016. My coat DOES NOT count since I wear it to work every day. *g* I also pledge to wear an entire me made outfit at least four days a week"

Julia Nyanyo said...

I, Julie of www.sumoftheirstories.com and @sumoftheirstories on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear all of the clothes and accessories I have ever made or refashioned and still have (unless they are totally weather inappropriate) during May 2016

Francisca said...

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

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

https://madmedmakes.wordpress.com/

Laurie Duncan said...

I, Laurie, of http://happy-as-a-lark-designs.blogspot.com/, endeavor to wear memade for every outfit post this month and to finish one sewing project by the end of the month. :)

Za said...

'I, Za of
https://ocnietcompagnie.wordpress.com
ocnietcie on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one hand made item each day or on every other day for the duration of May 2016' Let's have fun and pull these clothes out of their closet.

Heather said...

'I, Heather of thingsimakeplusrocks.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also use this opportunity to (finally) reassess my current wardrobe, clear out all of the duds I'm not wearing, and come up with a cohesive wardrobe plan by the end of the month'.

And I refuse to commit to this part, but I'll also try hard to track my progress on my blog, probably on a weekly basis. :)

Brooke said...

I, Brooke Schwass of Me, You & Q (brookeschwass.com/blog) and @brookeannblank (Instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016 and to blog about it once a week to keep myself accountable. I will also strive to make one item each week to keep up the good sewing vibes!

Helena said...

I, Helena of eitchy.wordpress.com, @eitchy (Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear one piece of handmade clothing for 25 days of May.

My goal is to get my handmade clothes into rotation and also evaluate my wardrobe, perhaps do a purge of clothes I no longer like.

Maria said...

I, Maria of mariasideer.blogspot.com sign up as a participant of Me Made May'16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment (made from scratch or refashioned) each day for the duration of May.

Michee Rose said...

I, Michee Rose (@elfieodette on Twitter & Instagram, micheerose.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor wear at least one me-made item per day and to write a blog entry (other than #MMMay16 recap) at least once a week for the duration of May 2016.

Dichohecho said...

I, Sarah - @dicho_hecho, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear handmade as a priority each day for the duration of May 2016
Most of my clothes are currently stuffed in bags in the enormous heap of belongings being stored while we do up and move into our house, which is why I can't really commit to anything more quantified. However I do want to keep wearing and enjoying my handmade items and come up with some plans for sewing when I have my machine & stash unpacked again :)

Masustak Eguzkitan said...

I, Maider from http://masustak-eguzkitan.blogspot.com.es (@maider_masustak), sign up as a participant of Me Made May ' 16. I will wear one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of 2016. Thank you Zoe for hosting this great challenge!!!

Mrs S said...

'I, Nadean of @plussizeposing on Instgram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one item made by me each day for the duration of May 2016'

lolse SG said...

'I,Anne Vigdis Ellingsen, @annevigdis75 on instagram , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear a selfmade piece 5 days a weekend for the duration of May 2016. I will also try to make a new piece every week.'

Kyla said...

I, Kyla of lifebyky.com and @kylakulaky on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I'm going the traditional route and endeavour to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016. Let's get this started! :D

Anya said...

I, Anya of Anna-Zoe (www.anna-zoe.net) and @anna.zoe.sewing on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me Made May '16. I will wear at least one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016. I will also commit to making at least one new item each week to add to my wardrobe to replace RTW items and fill in holes. You can follow my journey on instagram (daily updates) and my blog (weekly updates).

Sam Sterken said...

'I, Sam of atinofpins.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear 2 me made items a week each day for the duration of May 2016. First timer, so looking forward to the challenge.

Mrs T said...

I, Rachel from @Newtie100 (Instagram) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear as many of my already made handmade clothes as much as possible duration of May 2016 and to include them and mix them more on my daily outfits.
Looking forward to my first me made may!

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