Me-Made-May '14: My Pledge6:11 PM
You guys!! It's almost May!! You know what that means :-) Once again, Me-Made-May is going to sweep across the sewing world. Have you submitted your pledge?
You may notice, I'm cutting my submission a bit close this year. Machine problems and jaw surgery tried to rain on any sewing mojo I've had this year so, I wasn't expecting to participate. However, I'm finally back up to 90-95% recovery-wise and my machine is back home (not perfect but, usable for now) so, I've probably spent more time in my sewing room this last week than I had all year! As a result, I expect to have four new items to add to my Me-Made line-up! With this extra boost, I've properly planned out my possible outfit combinations and determined that, even though I didn't succeed last year, I'm ready to up the ante!
'I, Jennifer of msjennyhomemaker.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '14. I endeavour to wear five me-made items per week for the duration of May 2014.'
The most I've pledged before was four per week and I wouldn't call those attempts successful. However, I've been working on building my separates wardrobe, as past participation has shown me I should, and unlike last year, I'm going to allow repeats as needed. I hope not to depend on any items too much though. I make this allowance simply so I can document which pieces I reach for often and should, therefore, make more of. Despite the repeat option, I am also (loosely) requiring that I wear each of my me-mades at least once. If an item doesn't fit, it's excluded; however, if I just don't want to wear it, it's time to take it out of my closet and replace it with something I love. This year's pledge is less about forcing myself to wear all of my me-mades to participate and more about really learning what I reach for and love to wear. My goal is to test all of my current wardrobe theories and fill in gaps so next year, I can pledge the full week.
Only two days to go! I'd better go finish my current projects!
Can't wait to see everyone else's posts!
Happy sewing! x