Me-Made-May ’14

Does it count as pledging before May 1 if I’m still sitting in my pjs while typing this? I declare yes.

I, Angela (, sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2014. I endeavor to wear a me-made garment at least 3 days a week.  

I have some new adventures brewing and my handmade wardrobe is erratic, so I can’t commit to wearing me-mades every day this month. I was ready to sit on the sidelines again this year, but noticed that not everyone commits to 100% handmade 100% of the time. It’s OK to define your own rules. So hell, count me in.

For those of you new to the concept, Me-Made-May is a challenge to encourage people who make garments to actually wear them. I definitely let my handmade items get pushed to the back of the closet — I sew dresses that don’t match my style or integrate into my everyday wardrobe, or I’m not happy with the quality of sewing or the fit. This is the month for me to push my limits a bit. It will be interesting to see what I enjoy wearing, what works, and where my wardrobe holes are. Hopefully by the end of the month I’ll have some new project ideas for wearable handmades that fit my new NYC lifestyle.

OK, so now to get dressed for the day…


3 thoughts on “Me-Made-May ’14

  1. I have missed a few of your posts, but from the post below I see you are from New York City? Me too! Love the dress too btw! It seems hard for me to commit to anything outside of work, so I understand the feeling, sometimes we just muddle through the tasks at hand, but, your goals is a much more pleasurable one, you love sewing, so I’m sure you’ll find the energy to give it your all for “Me Made May” =)

  2. Pingback: Me-Made-May ’14: Weeks 1 & 2 | Saké Puppets

  3. Oh, I should wear the few things I’ve made to… Why is it that they get pushed to the back of the wardrobe? Maybe we get a better kick out of making them than wearing them!

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