I am sure many of you in the sewing world have heard of ‘Me-Made-May‘, which is a challenge that was set up by Zoe from the blog ‘So, Zo… what do you know?‘. This year it is the 10th Anniversary of Me-Made-May and for the first time I am going to get involved.
The challenge is to set yourself a pledge which will help encourage a better understanding of your me made wardrobe. What I love about this challenge is that the pledge is entirely your own and can be unique to what you think would help you on your me made journey.
Most participants pledge to wear a me made garment each day, but as I do not have many of these (yet) I don’t think this particular pledge is appropriate for me. Therefore I am going to pledge something a little different.
Those of you that follow me on instagram may have seen me mention a book called ‘The Curated Closet‘ by Anuschka Rees. The book explains how to analysis your wardrobe, how to get a better understanding of your style and gives you tasks to complete within your own ‘style file’. I have so many clothes that I do not wear because I don’t feel comfortable in them so I am hoping this challenge will help me declutter, reorganise and understand what I think my wardrobe and style should be.
Having a better understanding of my wardrobe will hopefully encourage me to spend less, appreciate what I have and learn how to create different outfits from less pieces. I will of course be up-cycling or donating the clothes that aren’t quite right for me! My end goal is to put together a list of me made items that I feel are missing from my wardrobe and use the year ahead to fill in the gaps.
Another aspect of my pledge is to wear a me made item each week during May, to learn what I do and do not like about each piece and why. Doing this will enable me to make sure all my future me mades are going to suit my style, fit in with the other pieces in my wardrobe and will hopefully be worn (a lot).
Therefore my pledge is:
I, Rebecca Sharpe (@boolamade), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2019. I endeavour to get a better understanding of my style and wardrobe using ‘The Curated Closet’ and by wearing a me made item each week during May 2019. I hope to end Me-Made-May with a list of missing ‘me mades’ to complete my (hopefully) newly organised wardrobe!
I am using Me Made May to get ready for the rest of the sewing year!
I will be writing a post each week giving you an update on my progress and letting you know my likes and dislikes about each of the me mades I wear.
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