Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Me-Made-May'13! SIGN UP HERE


Yes indeed my friends, here it is! 2013's official Me-Made/Self-Stitched challenge that celebrates the hard work and man(or lady-)hours that so many of us put into crafting unique, beautiful and special handmade clothing and accessories.


Yeah, but what exactly is MMM'13?

Me-Made-May '13 (MMM'13 for short) is a challenge designed to encourage people who sew/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycle/insert-other-creative-discipline-here garments for themselves to actually wear and love them. The me-made and self-stitched challenges have been taking place for over three years now and they work on both a personal and community level.

The participants decide the specifics of their own challenge pledge, so that the month is appropriate and challenging for them (more on this below). 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 2013. 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, through either their blog if they have one (having your own blog is by no means necessary to particpate), or the MMM'13 Flickr group which has been created for this purpose.


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 take part! They may include:

  • Many participants find the results of their sewing/crochetting/knitting/upcycling/refashioning often get left in their wardrobe rather than worn as part of their everyday wardrobes. Some people would like to start integrating those self-stitched items into their daily life but feel they need a bit of a nudge to do so. 
  • Some challenge participants want to discover the 'holes' in their wardrobe so in the future they are able to focus their precious garment-creating time towards making things that will be more useful. 
  • Others feel what they tend to wear, day-to-day, doesn't really suit them or represent who they are, and want to spend a month focussing on getting out of their rut
  • Some participants enjoy the push they find these challenges give them to finish off lingering unfinished projects to add some more self-stitched weapons to their garment-arsenal. 
  • Others (myself included) may find they need a reason to integrate their newer self-stitched items into regular rotation, or even want to see if they can get by all month entirely without shop-bought garments (often with undies or outerwear as notable exceptions, but not always!). 
  • There is also guaranteed to be a lovely online community of fellow participants to give support, advice and inspiration.

I've done 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 the photos part. 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 you wore at the end of the week, or some other version that doesn't make you feel under pressure. If it's a 'no' for any other reason, I can probably objection-handle all day...! 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 post it in 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 if you have one), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear......................................................... each day for the duration of May 2013'

Points to consider when creating your pledge:

  • This is YOUR challenge, write the script 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 or pride 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 creations, 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!


What do I do now then?

Nothing in particular except let an underlying sense of excitement brew!

If you wish to be a part of the MMM'13 Flickr group, head over there and request membership. I'll 'let you in' within a few days 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 would like to advertise your participation on your blog if you have one, why not treat yourself to the addition of the MMM'13 widget/gadget/button? The code can be found at the top of the right hand column of this blog's home page. 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 from last year with explanations for Blogspot/Blogger and Wordpress blogs.

This year I haven't created a Facebook page, because there didn't seem to be much actual interaction on the Me-Made-May'12 Facebook page. But if a decent amount of people leave a comment saying that they would like one this year too, I'll happily rig one up and announce it's existence before 1st May.

Other than those optional things, there's really nothing to do until 1st May 2013! Although you may decide to finish up that UFO, maybe a skirt waiting to be hemmed or the blouse that needs the buttons stitched on! But please people, NO PANIC-SEWING NECESSARY OR CONDONED!!


How do I participate and interact throughout the challenge?

That's totally up to you. As I mentioned above, you may choose to document your challenge with daily/weeky/as-often-as-you-like photos, which you could either then share with the readers of your blog if you have one, or on the aforementioned Flickr group (you have to sign up to Flickr to upload photos and comments to the group, which is free). 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. We need to do this I'm afraid as Flickr sadly has the odd troll that may make inappropriate comments, and we'd like to avoid that. But don't let that put you off joining up! 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!

This sign-up post's comments has lots of blog addresses of participants if you'd like to find some new blogs to visit and bloggers to 'meet' that way.

A couple of extra notes about photos: If you want to take documentation photos but don't like being photographed yourself, there's always the options of re-creating that outfit on a tailor's dummy, hanging the garment/s up or laying them on the floor to photograph. If you have a blog and wish to share your outfit photos on it but don't have the time or desire to post daily, you could post more manageable summaries once or twice a week (which I prefer to do, BTW).

It would also be totally ace if Twitter users discussed the challenge using the #MMMay13 hashtag.


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 or Twitter) 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.

Otherwise, let the signing up commence!!!!!

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mikaponn said...

I,mikaponn of memademyclothes.blog.fc2.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item more than 20 days a month for the duration of May 2013.

Lambco said...

'I, Lambco(http://lambco.jugem.jp/), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to dress my children with my handmade clothing or accessory, at least one or more, each day for the duration of May 2013'

Jayson & Sara said...

I, Sara, sign up as a participant of MMM 2013. I endeavour to wear one handmade/refashioned item a day during the entire month of may.

Stephanie MabelMakes said...

This is my first year so I'm tentatively taking part. I don't have that many handmade items in my wardrobe so far but hopefully by next year I can go all in!

‘I, Stephanie, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or refashioned item for two days each week for the duration of May 2013′

HazWool said...

'I, Harriet of 'Haz Wool, Will Knit' blog sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I will endeavour to wear only me-made or me-altered clothing (with the exception of underwear and base layers, but I'll do my best on socks) for the duration of May 2013.'

Heather B said...

I'm super excited as this will be my first Me-Made-May.

I, Heather of Handmade by Heather B, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear me-made items at least 5 days a week for the duration of May 2013. I also pledge to have at least one me-made bra and pantie set by the end of the month.

Melody Murdock said...

‘I, Melody of Melody Sews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear and blog at minimum three me-made garments a week (M, W, and F for a total of 14 garments) for the duration of May 2013. I have to reserve the right to style my me-made garments in order to confine into the dress code of my employer.’

Steph A said...

I've been looking forward to this with trepidation! But I'm going for it this year!!

'I, Steph A of Escapades in Sewing, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or refashioned garment *at least* 3 days a week for the duration of May 2013. In addition I pledge to finish 2 more garments during the course of the month.'

Thanks Zoe! This is brilliant!!

Lisette said...

I have largely failed every other year I did this, since I never had enough items to even get me through a week. But this year I am determined to succeed.
'I, Lisette of vintageorbust.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear 1 me-made item each day for the duration of May 2013'

This year I have extra motivation because I want to make a properly photographed catalogue of all my me-mades and this is the perfect opportunity to force me to do so.

Jamie said...

Being a stay at home mom, I'm adapting my pledge a bit. ;) 'I, Jamie of Such a Strange Girl, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear me-made-garments at least 3 times a week and every time I leave the house for the duration of May 2013'

Mode Chocolat said...

Yes! i'm in too!!!
I'm Laetitia, I will try to post at least twice a week, and a few sets handmade my daughters! ;)

Sibyl said...

'I, Sibyl from www/sibylnutmeg.co.uk/blog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a minimum of one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013'

fuyuko t said...

'I, fuyuko_, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I endeavour to wear at least one handmade clothing item each day for the duration of May 2013.

juicyknits said...

I, Siga of juicyknits.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear me-made items at least ten times a month in May 2013.

sungold said...

I, calling myself SunGold because it's by far my favorite tomato variety and I love the name, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear self-made garments at least three times a week, I further pledge to make my first two bras in May 2013 because I hate bras and would much rather go without them, but I believe it may be possible to make one that is comfortable and doesn't make me want to rip it off as soon as I get home.

sungold said...

I, calling myself SunGold because it's by far my favorite tomato variety and I love the name, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear self-made garments at least three times a week, I further pledge to make my first two bras in May 2013 because I hate bras and would much rather go without them, but I believe it may be possible to make one that is comfortable and doesn't make me want to rip it off as soon as I get home.

Molly said...

Oops, sorry about the double post. The computer claimed I hadn't entered the "show you're not a robot" correctly. It doesn't mean I'm wearing 6 self-made items a week and sewing 4 bras. Not that skillful (as shown by the double post)!

Linda T said...

I, Linda, (http://50andnoclothes.blogspot.co.nz)The forgotten fashionista , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear something I have made each day for the duration of May 2013

theamazingtaracat said...

'I, Jo, of The Amazing Adventures of Taracat, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one self made garment each day for the duration of May 2013, but I am allowing myself one day a week off if I need it.'

nutmeg said...

My first time!
'I, Nutmeg from www/sibylnutmeg.co.uk/blog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear something made by me at least three times a week for the duration of May 2013'

sewcrazy said...

I, Lori in MN of Snippets from Chaos, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item - clothing and/or jewelry - each day for the duration of May 2013.

fabricalchemist.com said...

'I, Meris of The Fabric Alchemist, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade or refashioned item each workday for the duration of May 2013'

Crab and Bee said...

I, Morgan from Crab&Bee, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one item each day for the duration of May 2013. Repeats are fine but I'll try to keep it interesting!

miiko said...

'I, miiko of (http://www.flickr.com/photos/monetn/sets/72157633289125146/) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I endeavor to wear at least one item of me-made more than 10 days during the MMMay 2013.
It's Join enjoying.

Lee said...

I, Lee of theslowsteady.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May'13. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made-item each day for the duration of May 2013, take daily photos, and post them as a round-up at the end of each week. I will also clean out my closet, organize my wardrobe, and do some me-made-focused assessment and planning.

cuckoochanel said...

I, Shelley of cuckoochanel.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a fresh outfit each day for the duration of May 2013. I will not repeat outfits, but may repeat garments if necessary and if the garment is just too cute and versatile to wear only once.

Thanks again, Zoe!! Last year's Me-Made-May was SO fun and inspirational to a beginning sewist. Technically I'm still a beginner, but I have a LOT more in my closet. :)

Hugs
Shelley

chika said...

I, Chika,sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I endeavour to wear at least one item of handmade clothing weekday for the duration of May 2013'

dottiedoodle said...

First time for me, bit scared! 'I, Denise of dottiedoodle, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one garment made or refashioned by me each day for the duration of May 2013'

Kieran said...

I, Kieran, of Sparkle The Unicorn Sews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear, and photograph me wearing, a me-made item at least three times a week for the duration of May 2013.

Izumi said...

I, Izumi of Smile+, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I served more than 10 days at least, to wear one clothing and accessories homebrew between MMMay2013 years.

Izumi said...

I am sorry.
Rewrite it so wrong.

I, Izumi, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I served more than 10 days at least, to wear one clothing and accessories homebrew between MMMay2013.

Roobeedoo said...

'I, Roo of www.roobeedoo.blogspot.co.uk, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a happy handmade outfit each day for the duration of May 2013'

So help me.

Mary said...

I, Mary of lammiepiefibers.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one self made garment at least 3 times each week for the duration of May 2013.

CJ said...

I, CJ of Thoroughly Modern Margo (craftysew-and-sew.blogspot.com), sign up as a participant of my maiden Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least two self-made items per week for the duration of May 2013. Crumbs, I'd best get sewing, knitting etc ...

MnNYC said...

I, Emily, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013.




EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

Never done this before. I think I can totally make it work! (Tim Gunn style, of course.)

EmSewCrazy said...

I'm SO excited!! It's my first year to participate and I'm looking forward to a good time!

'I, Emily of TumbleweedsInTheWind, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one to two me made garments each day for the duration of May 2013. I will also do my best to photograph each outfit so I can evaluate what I have made and what styles work best for me.'

Amy said...

Thanks for hosting another one of these month long challenges. They always introduce me to many wonderful new-to-me sewing blogs and sewing patterns. Can't wait!

I, Amy of Sew Well, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013.

Seamstress Erin said...

'I, Seamstress Erin of SeamstressErin.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013'

Jenny said...

It's my first Me-Made-May! We'll see how this goes. . .

I, Jenny of Bobbins and Whimsy, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade garment every day (except Saturdays) for the duration of May 2013.

Turina Hira said...

'I, Turina of Dreaming the Details, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2013'

Woohoo!

opportunityknits said...

'I, (Opportunityknits), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one hand-made item of clothing each weekday for the duration of May 2013'

I am a first time participant. Thanks for organising!

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kayoko said...

'I,kayoko of blog.livedoor.jp/pkapka_dragon/ sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I endeavour to wear a minimum of one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013'

Grace Ainsworth said...

I, Grace of ideasandinspirations.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I endeavor to wear a self-made or refashioned garment everyday for the duration of May 2013'

Ally said...

I, Ally of London Calling, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to create at least three new garments for the duration of May 2013 and wear (weather permitting) as many already created as possible.

Sew2pro said...

All day, every day! And if it's cold or raining like most of UK's May last year, then the coat or jacket I put over my me-made-garments will have new linings that I pledge to finally make .... it's my most procrastinated sewing ambition ever!

Lily Can Sew said...

This is my first year doing this. I'm new to sewing so don't have much clothes yet. =( But I can still pledge one or 2 days a week?

'I, Lily, of Lily Can Sew, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear my "made by me" garments for atleast two times a week for the duration of May 2013'

Josse said...

May is gonna be a busy month at work, but this sounds to fun to ignore. Count me in. Problem is I don't have that many me-made clothes. Instead of me-made-wearing challenge, it's gonna be a me-made-making challenge.

'I, Josse at Brutifulsewing.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to make a pair of pants and a jacket during May 2013'.

Sewing Sveta said...

'I, Sewing Sveta of sewingsveta.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one me-made or refashioned item at least 3 days per week for the duration of May 2013'

Emily said...

'I, Emily of Emily Ventures, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear all six of my handmade garments during May 2013'

Fadanista said...

Ok, my first Me-Made-May (or me-made anything) and I'm totally overwhelmed, but determined to do it... so 'I, Sue of Fadanista, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one item of clothing either made or refashioned by me twice a week for the duration of May 2013'

fuyuko t said...

I am sorry.
The e-mail error set by my mistake.
It re-declares.

'I, fuyuko_, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I endeavour to wear at least one handmade clothing item each day for the duration of May 2013.

RachelK said...

Yay! I did this last year, and I loved it!

'I, Rachel of Prismatoria.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one article of clothing that I have made each day for the duration of May 2013'

Schnitte des Todes said...

I, Schnitte des Todes (could be translated as either Patterns of Death or Tart of Death since it`s a wordplay) of schnittedestodes.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one or more handmade clothes each day for the duration of May 2013. Furthermore, I want to take outfit photos and post them on my blog every day (may be delayed). Also I plan to sew at least one more dress and my first pair of trousers. I will comment my posts in English as well.

Sachi D said...

'I, SachiD of "Handmade in Style", sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a selfmade garment at least 3 times a week for the duration of May 2013'

chrichri said...

I, Christina, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May'13. I endeavour to wear one item of me-made and/or refashioned by me garment and/or accessory/jewelry at least 5 days a week for the duration of May 2013.

Erika said...

I have come across 'Me-made-May' posts before, and I would love to sign up! This will give me the perfect reason to get to my lately neglected, love of sewing.

'I, (Erika of rejoicefortheday.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one Me-Made outfit each week for the duration of May 2013. In addition, I will also have three new, Me-Made projects completed before the month is over. I will have a weekly blog post up to record my Me-Made-May '13.'

I am so excited. I now need to go get my sewing stuff together.

Far said...

Hi Zoe :) so happy that it's that time of the year again. It's my 2nd round, hopefully I will do better!

I, Far of Memoryseed blog (farsland.blogspot.com), sign up as participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear (and document that fact) at least one self made/old-fashioned garment everyday in May. Repeats are a possibility. It is also a time that I am going to truly 'investigate' my relationship with my Me-Made items. Time to take stock, and cull when necessary.

Far said...

Ughh, I meant refashioned garment of course. Not old fashioned. Lol.

Jennifer said...

'I, Jennifer of Musings of a Dedicated Housefiancee, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least four me-made items each week for the duration of May 2013, allowing only two repeats.'

kbenco said...

'I, (Kbenco of Kbenco's projects, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear handmade garments each day for the duration of May 2013, and to work on having more variety in my work outfits'

Julianne said...

'I, Julianne AKA Huli from "Made with love by Hulibug", sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a handmade or refashioned item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2013...I also pledge to not buy any clothing from op-shops for the entire month of May and instead focus on sewing from my stash!

SparrowsAndSpools said...

I'm so excited to participate this year! I've even convinced my coworkers at Denver's local fabric/yarn store to participate! We'll post a blog next week announcing our participation - check it out at www.fancytiger.blogspot.com

I, Caitlin (sparrowsandspools.blogspot.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear at least one item of handmade clothing 5 days a week and create 1 new item of clothing each week for the duration of May 2013.

z. said...

I, Zarah of Gladys and Viv, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one me-made or re-made garment each day for the duration of May 2013, and to photograph and blog about such garments regularly.

SewLuva said...

'I, April of www.amore-fitness.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2013'

Ruffles Gazebo said...

I, Katie, from Ruffles Gazebo, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.

I endeavor to wear one piece of Ruffles made clothing each day for the duration of May 2013

Unknown said...

I need something to get me sewing more garments again.

'I, Maggie A, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one made-by-me item each day for the duration of May 2013' I shall not repeat items more than once, and I will attempt to not repeat at all.

Larissa said...

I'm not sure how many handmade things I have, so this will be a good way of finding out, and a good excuse to do some more upcycling!

I, Larissa of Create for Life, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day of May 2013, and document my favourite at the end of each week on my blog at larageach.blogspot.com
Yay! let the fun begin! :)

anio said...

I, Anio of anio-prezentuje sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a self-made garment every day and in addition one self-made piece during each of my runs/ trainings for the duration of May 2013'. Yay, I'm excited!

Kathryn said...

How exciting! This will be my first time taking part and I'm hoping it will challenge me to keep up my sudden increase in sewing productivity and to start thinking more carefully about my personal style and how to reflect that in what I make. so -
'I, Kathryn of Kathryn’s Busy Town, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one me-made or re-fashioned item of clothing or jewellery each day for the duration of May 2013'

Loran said...

'I, Loran of Loransworld, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day Monday through Friday for the duration of May 2013'

Kat said...

Oooh I'm going to take the plunge and sign up this year!

I, Kat of KraftyKat, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a me-made garment at least three times a week for the duration of May 2013

Catherine said...


I, Catherine of "Allures und Couture", sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a minimum of one handmade (stitched or knitted)garnment each day for the duration of May 2013

Meg the Grand said...

I AM IN! New apartment, new hair, and a new Me Made adventure!

'I, Meg of Meg the Grand, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear only me-made or altered garments (aside from undergoodies, hosiery, and socks) for the duration of May 2013.'

Sarah said...

I love Me-Made-May, its so inspiring! So here goes...

'I, Sarah of sarahbgood, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear two handmade or refashioned garments a week for the duration of May 2013'

Ai said...

Count me IN! This is such a wonderful challenge for myself to be on focus and to be on track with my sewing.

'I, Ai of Polish-ed Ai, Sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a a handmade garment at least twice a week for the duration of May 2013.

KELSEY said...

OK, cutting it a bit close here but I am IN this year!!

I, Kelsey of Little&Trivial , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one hand-sewed or hand-knitted garment 3x a week, and in addition one outfit in which two main elements are handmade per week, for the duration of May 2013.

I'm very excited for this!! :D

kristicraft said...

I, Kristi of KristiCraft, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made item at least 3 times a week for the duration of May 2013, including any self-stitched, -knitted, -crocheted, or -tatted items.

Christina said...

I, Christina of herrlichkeiten.net, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear all me-made or refashioned clothes with the exception of underwear (like bras, tights etc), raingear and one joker each day for the duration of May 2013'

Sarah said...

'I, Sarah of SewSquirrel, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2013, with as many repeats as it takes!'

Plutomeisje said...

I had a hard time deciding what should be in my challenge, since it's my first time participating. I went for something do-able. :)

I, Eline from Plutomeisje.be, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a handmade garment at least three days a week for the duration of May 2013. I also pledge to sew two new pieces of clothing.

Sew little time said...

I'm in too! After taking a bit of time to think about the actual pledge!

'I, Joanne of Sew Little Time, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one Me Made item each day (maximum of 2 days per week can be my Anise jacket) for the duration of May 2013'

cucicucicoo said...

I've never done this before and to avoid stress-sewing, will keep it relatively easy for this first time. then we'll see for next time!

I, Lisa from cucicucicoo, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade/refashioned/self-embellished garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2013.

Tara said...

I, Tara Ryan of Hem Fatale, will endeavour to wear three Me-Made or refashioned items a week during Me Made May 2013.

L said...

I, Lydi of yarnneedlesandthread.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear one self-made/re-crafted garment a day at least four times a week for the duration of May 2013.

Barbara Carlon said...

Ah yes, I need to wear all those things I made during the year of Sew Weekly!


'I, Barbara of zibergirl.wordpress.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least 3 handmade or upcycled garments per week for the duration of May 2013'

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Kelly said...

I, Kelly of lifeisjustduckie, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a self-stitched/knitted/refashioned article of clothing three times a week for the duration of May 2013.

I'm looking forward to participating! I tend to get stuck in the "I've made it now what?" camp and hopefully this will bring some garments out of the depths of my closet.

KellyLeaSews said...

Ok, I have waffled about this for long enough...I am going to do it!


'I, Kelly of www.cutcutsew.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013'

Exciting! I better sew some pants, as I have zero handmade pants. I would hate to show up pants-less in public :)

Julie hatch said...

'I Julie Hatch, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2013. I endeavor to wear one self made or refashioned garment a day, or work towards making one on the days I don't have one to wear.' I only have one self made garment, and it needs to be hemmed. But I have just ordered some fabric, I have Diana Rupp's SEW everything workshop book, and have signed up for a Craftsy class. I hope this pledge is the push I need to actually make clothes for me!

Laura said...

'I, Laura of Sew, Laura, Sew!, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear and photograph three outfits (that include at least 1 MM item) per week for the duration of May 2013'.

Yay!

Anonymous said...

I, LaTashi, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one item created or refashioned by me each day for the duration of May 2013!

Erin i-heart-fabric said...

'I, Erin of i-heart-fabric, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a self made garment each day for the duration of May 2013. This may include my favourites multiple times and I will also document on instagram'

tassadit said...

'I, Tassadit of the brand-new blog Rue des Renards, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one me-made or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2013, with no outfit repeat. I also pledge to wear at least one different me-made hat each week.'

Erika said...

I'm in!

"I, Erika, of ErikaMadeIt, sign up as a participant in Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear at least handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013. Also I pledge to finish and wear two new items, with the fabric from my stash."

Slaraffen said...

'I, Slaraffen, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment five days a week for the duration of May 2013'

Becky Stets said...

I, Becky of www.bisforbecky.com, , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to make at least two garments for myself in may and wear something handmade at least once a week for the duration of May 2013!

Jacq C said...

I, Jacq of 'A Good Talking To' blog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear 4 me-made or re-fashioned items each week for the duration of May 2013

Fiona said...

I'm going for it!
I, Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wearat least one handmade garment three times a week for the duration of May 2013'

Meraj said...

Here goes:

'I, Meraj of Threaded Dances, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one self-made garment each day for the duration of May 2013, and to post an outfit photo on the Wednesday and Friday of every week. For these photos, I will plan and photograph my outfit to intentionally disguise the identity of the self-made garment. The garment will be as a snake in the grass, a buried bear trap, a purloined letter hiding in plain sight.'

Couldn't resist being silly at the end there. This is going to be so much fun!

Stephanie said...

Wow. What a great challenge. I've never done this before so deep breath - here goes

'' I Stephanie Morrison endeavor to wear two handmade garments/accessories at least two times per week. In addition I pledge to make two garments during the month of May"

I'm on Instagram as stasher21 - ill post my pictures there as well. Come on over and find me.

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a terrific challange. I've never done this before - deep breath

'I Stephanie Morrison sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May'13. I endeavour to wear at least two handmade garments/accessories twice a week for the duration of May 2013. In addition I pledge to sew at least two more garments during the month of May'.

I'm also on Instagram as stasher21 - so will also post my photos there, come on over and find me and check out my handmade creations.

Stacey { a state of flux } said...

'I, Stacey of { a state of flux }, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear 2 self made articles of clothing or accesories (hats, necklaces, clutches etc); each day for the duration of May 2013'

Shona said...

Last year I was WAAAAY in over my head so this year I'm being conservative. Ok, I don't like that word. I'm being careful!

I, Shona, of Shona Stitches, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment at least 4 days out of the week for the duration of May 2013.

autumnyarn said...

'I, Angela of Autumnyarn, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a me-made garment at least 3 times a week for the duration of May 2013'

Jilly Be said...

All right, I'm jumping on the bandwagon! (dang, it's crowded here!)

I, Jilly of jillybejoyful, sign up as a particpant in Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2013. There WILL be repeats, and I highly doubt that I'll manage a picture every single day, but you'll have to trust me when I say I did it! (I'm inherently honest, really!)

nobutterfly said...

I, Nobutterfly, of nobutterfly.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or upcycled article of clothing each day for the duration of May 2013 and I hope to finish some UFOs.

dickespaulinchen said...

'I, Katharina aka dickespaulinchen from sewing addicted ( dickespaulinchen.blogspot.com ) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear two selfmade items of clothing each day for the duration of May 2013'

sez said...

I, Sarah of Sezcapades!, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a self-made/altered garment or work on a sewing/craft project at least 4 days per week for the duration of May 2013.

anotheryarn said...

'I, Michelle of Anotheryarn Crafts, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one hand-made item each day for the duration of May 2013'

Lemonade said...

'I, Donna Loretta sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one self made or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2013'

Susan said...

I, Susan of moonthirty.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear 5 me-made items each week for the duration of May 2013.

This is my first me-made-month challenge! :)

Beth said...

'I, Beth of Lula Louise, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one me-made piece of clothing or accessory each day for the duration of May 2013'

Tina said...

I, Tina from Tinas Welt http://by-tinchen.blogspot.de/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2013. I endeavour to wear a minimum of one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013.

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Wendy Rader said...

I, wendy, of Nebula Classical Academy http://alchemista2.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. i will wear 2 handmade or altered garments each week, and will complete 2 more during the month.

thanks!

six and a quarter said...

I'm still a newbie, so I'm starting out slow:

'I, Maggie of six and a quarter, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear three me-made items each week for the duration of May 2013, as well as finish several UFOs + new garment(s) during the month.'

susiehomemakermd.com said...

'I, Katrina of the blog Susie Homemaker, MD, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one item that I have made, mended, or altered each day for the duration of May 2013'

Rachel said...

I'm in too!'I, Rachel of www.mymessings.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item every day day for the duration of May 2013. I will also attempt to wear entirely me-made outfits as often as possible (excluding undies, tights shoes)'

hasami said...

I, hasami of Hasamiworks, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one item of me-made clothing each day, at least over 20days in the duration of May 2013, with FUN!

Cecili said...

I'm in, I hope I can finally go all the month though^^: 'I, Cecili from Sewing and so on, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item or accessory each day for the duration of May 2013' Thanks for this Zoe!

verykerryberry said...

I, Kerry of verykerryberry, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 13. I endeavour to wear a self-made garment 3 times a week and make 3 more garments this month during May 2013

Katie said...

'I, Katie of http://www.whatkatiedoes.net, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to sew three new wardrobe basics and wear each one, and to not buy any new store-bought clothing, in May 2013'

penny said...

I, (Penny of http://http://pennylibrarian.wordpress.com/), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I endeavour to wear one item of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2013. I will also use #MMMay13 as an opportunity to re-evaluate my me-made and ready-to-wear items, for me MMMay13 will be a Me-Made-May-Makeover.

Jenny said...

Just sneaking in in time with my pledge!!

'I, Jenny of rennous-oh-glennus, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least 1 me made item at least 5 days a week for the duration of May 2013'

Here we go....

:)

rewolluzza said...

'I, Stefanie of reWOLLuzza, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one hand-knit item of clothing each day with only 2 duplicates per week for the duration of May 2013'

Philippa said...

After two or three years of watching everyone else, I'm in! 'I, Philippa of Gloria & Me, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade item or one heavily refashioned item four days a week for the duration of May 2013.'
I am starting small due to lack of actual garments, if I manage more than four days a week I will be chuffed to bits! I will record progress on my blog and if I can actually get Flickr sorted will put some photos up there too. Can't wait!!

coccinellids said...

'I, coccinellids of coccinellids.blogspot.de, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to make and wear two shirts a week for the duration of May 2013.'

joellestlaurent said...

'I, Joëlle of The Handstitched Files, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment three times a week for the duration of May 2013'

Game on!

Tanit-Isis said...

I, Tanit-Isis, of Tanit-Isis Sews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear me-made clothing for everything except socks and underwear each day for the duration of May 2013. And to take photos of it, which I'm thinking will be the hardest part this time around.

Miss Lulu said...

I've seen this event for a couple of years now but have never been much of a joiner (more of a lurker). So here goes:

'I, Miss Lulu of MissLuluSews.tumblr.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2013'

wellitsdifferent said...

Yes! I wrote my first blog post back in March, but circumstances conspired against me and I've not been able to do any sewing since... But now I'm up and running again, this couldn't have come at a better time!

So here I go...

'I, Thirzah of Well,Its Different..., sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least two handmade garments every week for the duration of May 2013, and also to make one new item of clothing per week. Lastly, I pledge to get a handle on my stash in the process!'

kris said...

Yes! Count me in... I finally have enough made by me items to last a month!

I, Kris, www.kolouri.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear outfits made by me each day for the duration of May 2013 without repeating an outfit.'

Junko said...

I, Junko of Nuidoraku-Nikki, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2013'

Thank you Zoe, I am so excited!

mrsoh said...

I love this!

I have to amend it a little as I'm a bit late to the party, and would rather be realistic than give up on day 3, so...

I, Mrs Oh of Me and the Moo, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to create/upcycle and wear 1 new garment or accessory each week for the duration of May 2013. In addition I also pledge to create at least one garment for the moo over the course of the month.

Yay! X

May said...

I, May of May Studio (http://maystudio.blogspot.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear whatever I made each day or as many times a week as possible for the duration of May 2013.

Alexandra Gerull said...

Thought and thought and thought about this. In the end it always comes down to jumping. Thus, eben though I have an unfinished challenge going on, I opt it.
I, Alexandra Gerull of www.mamamachtsachen.de, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2013. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2013. In addition, I pledge to finish my coat, that darn skirt, and two versions of Colette's Sencha, that are worthy of Mia Rizzo. Oh, yes, and a birthday shirt for the hubby as well.

There. I did it. Now, on to actually doing it.

.Meike said...

I, .meike from Germany, sign up to Me Made May13. It is a big Challenge to once again write in English. My English is terribly rusty and I will not overdo it with perfectionism. I'm excited and looking forward to Me Made May 13! Thank you Zoe for the organization!

Charlotte said...

I, Charlotte of www.heartscottage.blogspot.co.uk, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I will endeavour to wear something handmade for at least 10 days in May.

Thanks Zoe x

kirschenkind said...

I, Juli of kirschenkind.wordpress.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2013!

Looking so much forward to this challenge!

Juli

Marie said...

What a great Idea, I haven't accumulated quite enough for everyday but will aspire to that for next year...

So I, Marie of stokescroftstitching.blogspot.co.uk, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a me-made garment at least twice a week and furthermore to make at least two more garments during the month of May 2013.

Kristin said...

Excited to give this a shot!

'I, Kristin from Sew Classic, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear 2 hand made items each week for the duration of May 2013. I will also tailor 2 items of clothing during May 2013.'

buntekleider said...


'I, Claudia from bunte kleider (http://buntekleider.blogspot.de/), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one me made item each day for the duration of May 2013'

Sew on Trend said...

Last year I couldn't take part, but this year I'm in again.

'I, Tine from sewontrend.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2013. Furthermore I will wear a complete handmade outfit once a week. Since I'll attend my graduation ceremony in the last week of the challenge, I will make a me-made-outfit for that occasion.'

NYCbookwriter said...

This should be interesting. I've got a new sewing machine, since my old one died (it was painful), and I've finally gotten serious about eschewing store bought crap that dies too quickly or I end up hacking and altering anyway.

So, mine is a little different. Since, my handmade garments are under twenty (well over if you count the sleep pants I make every-time I need a reset)I'm wearing one made piece everyday, with at least five newbies added by the end of the month.

'I, Nessa of Cooler than You, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear one made piece (and complete five pieces by the end of May) each day for the duration of May 2013.'

Now if my Thurlow pattern would just here. And, can someone help my dumbass: I don't know where to add the tag . . . Shame, I know.

sewtired said...

What a brilliant idea, I love it! It's a great incentive to keep ploughing through my UFOs, so I have more to wear, too :)

'I, Anya of Thimbelina, sign up as a first-time participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear self-made/refashioned/altered garments at least twice a week, for the duration of May 2013. I also pledge to sew at least one more garment during the course of the month.'

Thanks Zoe! x

Winnie said...

I was going to wait til next time since at the moment I only have 1 item I have made that I could wear as everyday clothing, but I really need a challenge to get back into sewing regularly again. So....

'I, Winnie of www.SewWinnie.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least 1 self made or refashioned garment or accessory at least 2 days per week for the duration of May 2013.'

Claire Collie said...

I, Claire, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one hand sewn garment four times a week for the duration of May 2013 !

Jen said...

Ooops, I nearly forgot to put my pledge on this post :)

'I, Jen from Jennifer Lauren Vintage, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one me made garment each day for the duration of May 2013 with a round up of outfits each week'

Angela said...


'I, Angela of no blog yet but I'm working on it, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear an item of clothing I have made, hopefully with no repeats, each day for the duration of May 2013'


iSewSweetBoutique said...

 'iSewSweetBoutique sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear.......skirts & dresses ..... each day for the duration of May 2013'

BusyLizzie said...

I am in for this too!

I, Liz of BusyLizzie, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item every day for the duration of May 2013 (with the exception of May 25 as I lose a day on my return to Australia)

Belinda C said...

Leaving it until the last minute....I've decided to participate for the first time so here goes....
I Belinda of Singapore (who does not have a blog), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I endeavor to wear at least one Me-Made garment everyday for the month of May 2013. And challenge myself to post that outfit everyday on flicker. (This will be the hardest part, I know.)

lisa g. said...

first timer taking the plunge this year... yay!

i, lisa g. of notes from a mad housewife, sign up as a participant of me-made-may '13. i endeavour to wear me-mades at least 4 times a week for the duration of may 2013.

erin h said...

I, Erin of F is For Flamingo, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2013. I also want to sew 2+ items throughout the month and actually taked photos of my outfits.

Leah Franqui said...

I'm so in!

I, Leah of Struggle Sews A Straight Seam, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013, with no outfit repeats.

Nestever said...



I , Darlene of Not Enough Time
sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one made or refashioned item every day and 2 made or refashioned items once a week for the Month of May.

Megan said...

Last minute addition and Me-Made-May newbie here...

'I, Megan of The Green Violet, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear AT LEAST two me made items each week for the duration of May 2013. I also resolve to make two items that will accommodate my dress code at work and outdoor hobbies (hiking/ rafting) so that I will be able to wear more than two items a week by the end of the month.'

I would love to do more days a week but I have very little control over my work schedule and have to adhere to a safety-related dress code. I'm hoping this month will force me to make more (admittedly, boring) items that I can wear to work.

Sara in Stitches said...

I, Sara of Sara in Stitches, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear only me-made clothes each day for the duration of May 2013.

Even going to kickstart a blog to keep myself motivated--woo-hoo!

MollyMae said...

'I, Molly, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear a minimum of 5 self made garments for the duration of May 2013'. I'm new at this but excited! This will mean 4 new or to finish garments for me!

littlemeri said...

I want in! I'm on the west coast in the states and it's still the 29th here : )

I, Little Meri (http://littlemeri.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-March '11. I endeavour to wear at least one piece of Me-Made clothing each day for the duration of May, 2013.

peta said...

This challenge is the perfect motivation for me to finally start a blog of my own to document my 'me-made' clothes and accessories - thanks Zoe!!

'I, Peta of A Handmade World, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one self-made item of clothing and one self-made accessory (hat/shoes/jewellery/scarf) three days per week during the month of May 2013.'

littlemeri said...

Opps! I mean:

I, Little Meri (http://littlemeri.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2013. I endeavour to wear at least one piece of Me-Made clothing each day for the duration of May, 2013.

I may had done this before....

Lil' Bit and Nan said...

'I, Bethany of Lil' Bit & Nan, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear my handmade and refashioned clothes each day for the duration of May 2013'
www.lilbitandnan.blogspot.com

nudibranchs and toast said...

I, Jenna of nudibranchs and toast, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear one sewn garment on average 5 days a week for the duration of May 2013 so I may wear each finished sewn item I have at least once. In addition I aspire to finish 3 more garments by the end of the month and work down my UFOs.

Rebecca G said...

I, Rebecca G of the superstardom at superstarbecca, pledge to wear me made goodies 4 times a week. I want to make it 5, or everyday, but seeing more seasoned sewists pledge so sensibly makes me think I might be served to listen to their wisdom. Four days a week! I hope to wear more than unders, but me-made unders will do in a pinch.

Jane said...

’I, Jane, newly of No More Twist, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear something I have made, refashioned or thrifted each day for the duration of May 2013′.

I better get cracking on some planning so I can at least kick off the month on a high. Please can the sun come back soon so I can break out the summer tops....

eitchy said...

’I, Helena of Crafting My Own Style, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear one me-made garment for at least 16 days of May 2013. For the remaining days, me-made is encouraged by myself and I will also focus on the thrifted clothes of my wardrobe. As an added, personal pledge, I also endeavour NOT to wear sweat pants at all during May 2013. ‘

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monique's mess said...

I Monique of Monique's Mess will sign up as a participant in Me-Made-May '13. I will have to limit myself to days not working as a uniform is required.. and I have only just read this post on April 30 so am totally unprepared and jumping in blind but will try to wear one item made by me each non working day (four days/week)

jocelyn au jus said...

'I, jocelyn of jocelyn-au-jus.blogspot.ca, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2013, with no outfit repeats (unless i slept in my clothes - because face it, i'm nasty!) i also intend to photograph every outfit and once a week, post my favourites to my new blog.'

this will be the beginning of my art and personal blog - what a fabulous start! thank you, zo, for hosting this wonderful challenge! xo

MariaDenmark said...

I am so in. I was a bad Me-Made-May'er last year, but I am comfident I'll do better:
I, Maria of MariaDenmark: Wool and Weeds , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least 1 item of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2013 and document it on Twitter (I'm MariaDenmark) and on my blog.

SHIRA said...

I, Shira Yavor sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least 2 handmade garments a week for the duration of May 2013'.
I don't have a blog but I'll post pictures of garments I'm going to wear for the first time on my burdastyle account: http://www.burdastyle.com/profiles/chased-away
and also on the flickr group! :)
Hopefully, next year I'll be able to raise the level of the challenge for myself :)

Jo H. said...

OK, so it's last minute and I'm a bit nervous, but here goes!

I, Jo of Jo Sews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or refashioned item of clothing five days a week for the duration of May 2013.

blacklabelblog said...

Im a first timer *shy grin*

'I, Ange of BlackLabelBlog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear as many self made garments for the duration of May 2013 as possible'.

almondrock said...

Yay so pleased to join in.
Last year I aimed for 3 items a week. This time I want to up the ante!

I, Amy of AlmondRock (almondrock.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear self-made items for 6 days in each week for the duration of May 2013. AND I want to do a full week of polka dots.

Katy (Ioftheneedle) said...

Just in the nick of time, for my first MMM..'I, Katy of I, of the needle, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to sew two new items and wear handmade items on at least two days each week for the duration of May 2013'

pella said...

I'm joining y'all now I've woken up to the fact that photo-phobics are taken into account. Here's the pledge thing (anyone else think of polish btw!)
'I, pella of http://patternpandemonium.wordpress.com/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear.one me made thing ........................................................ each day for the duration of May 2013'

Drop Stitches Not Bombs said...

Right, last night I dreamt of sewing, so I'm taking that as a sign, and I'm taking the plunge!

'I, Giulia of Drop Stitches Not Bombs, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a self-made garment or accessory at least four times a week, for the duration of May 2013'

Thank you so much, Zoe, for organising this!

Paola said...

Yep, I'm in too. Looking forward to it! I've posted the pledge on my blog.

Leah said...

Okay, it's the day before... hope it's not too late to sign up..? Think it might be a good way to start blogging again... and err, dressing better after the atrocity that was finishing a degree! Anyway...

'I, Leah (of Those Pockets Are People), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade or refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2013'

Annabel Vita said...

I Annabel of AnnabelVita.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a selfmade garment at least 3 times a week for the duration of May 2013.

flossieft said...

'I, Sandra of 'flossie ft' blog sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2013.'

flossieft said...

'I, Sandra of 'flossie ft' blog sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2013.'

Très Julie said...

Hi,
I'm Julia from Hamburg, Germany
I would like to be a part of this party, because I love sewing and I love to share my joy wearing self made clothes!
'I,Très Julie, Julia,my blog: schoenseh-tresjulie.blogspot.de,
sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear self made combinations of clothes, accessories and jewellery as often as I can for the duration of May 2013'

Naomi said...

I, Naomi of Handmade Diary, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one or two me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2013'

Sølvi said...

Ha, better late then never, right?

“I, Sølvi of delfinelise.com, endeavor to wear only me-mades throughout the month of May 2013 (with the exception of tights, footwear, national costume and bras) with no repeating outfits. I will take the opportunity to wear my least worn pieces of clothing, and try to incorporate them into regular rotation. Each week I will wear at least one outfit inspired by other MMM´ers, either from this year or earlier years challenges.”

clippedcurves said...

I'm in, I made my pledge on my blog this morning but here it is:

'I, Emma Jayne of Clipped Curves, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear each of the 'Me Made Items' in my wardrobe at least twice (styling in different ways where possible) during May 2013'

Petra said...

'I, Petra, petronellass.blogg.se, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2013'

Anonymous said...

'I,Debbi Crane of Lucky 13 Handmade, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least 3 handmade things a day -clothing, accessories, jewelry - each day for the duration of May 2013'

I chose 3 because 4 would be tacky :)

george kopi said...


'I, Angie of http://fashionmeblog.blogspot.gr , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one hand made garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2013'

Anonymous said...

'I, Katie from a girl named katie, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to create new pieces for my wardrobe, not just the frosting, but also the cake. I will attempt to also do outfit posts for the items I create for my blog for the duration of May 2013'

Carmela Biscuit said...

'I, Carmela of Carmela Biscuit's Spot, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a self-made garment each day for the duration of May 2013'

franceparijs said...

I know that sounds like a last minute decision! Secretly I did not want to have "another thing to have to think about" on top of all I have to do but all that changed in light of the recent tragic events in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

It is inaceptable that people should die as a result of dangerous working conditions to provide cheap garment for the West. In order to pay my respect to the victims and to protest against their deplorable working conditions, I, Rosângela, from http://franceparijs.wordpress.com/ endeavour to wear at least 1 garment for 5 days for the duration of May 2013'

Charlotte said...

First year for me and I'm still a beginner so it's a fairly simple challenge for me (but challenging nonetheless!)

'I, Charlotte of Baking Betsy, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to sew myself a simple garment and wear it during May 2013'

Sue said...

I, Sue of Fadanista.com, hereby signs up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a minimum of one handmade garment at least twice a week during the course of the month.

Maria said...

How exciting!
I, Maria, from Fabric~needle&thread, accept the challenge to wear a self-made garment three times a week for the entire month of May.

Cheryl said...

'I, Cheryl of Castossandcreations.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade or thrifted item each day for the duration of May 2013'

Gabrielle said...

Yay! Count me in too!

This will be my third MMM... I'm sticking with one handmade garment per day, and will try to come up with outfits that I like (!!unlike some of what I wore last year) and that I'll wear again after MMM.

I, Gabrielle of UpSewLate sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ´13. I will endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013, with no repeats. I wil also try to sew at least two more garments during the course of the month.

Deborah Rodgers said...

Sneaking in at the last minute:

'I, Deborah of dfabrication, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item twice a week, posting the outfits on my blog at least once a week for the duration of May 2013'

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