Um, how did we get to May again? This can only mean one thing, many of us will be spending next month wearing our handmade clothes as part of Me Made May.
I thought long and hard about taking part this year. I really wanted to join in and was all set for repeating last year's challenge but upping the number of days I wore handmade. Then I read Zoe's post. I wear handmade more days than not. Do I wear all of my handmade items? No. I have 38 handmade items hung in my wardrobe and another two in my alteration pile. I guess I wear about 75% of them regularly. Suddenly the challenge became clear:
"I, Claire of iwanttobeaturtle.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '14. I endeavour to wear each item I have made during May"
The aim is to work out whether I have been sewing the right items. Have I been choosing the right patterns, the correct fabric, styling the items to show them off well? If I don't wear an item, why not? Is there something that I can change/alter/add to make me love it more?
There are a couple of items that I am excluding. As much as I would love to be able to wear shorts in May, I don't see it being warm enough so they are excused. I also won't include my newsboy hat - I know I love it and the weather is too warm now.
I don't know if I will be able to get a photo each day and I really don't want the pressure of visually recording the month. However, I will record how I feel about each item after wearing it for a day and do a full round up of some sort at the end of the month. Who knows, this may just be the push I need to complete the Colette Wardrobe Architect!
Are you joining in? If so, what's your challenge?