Friday, April 29, 2016

Me Made May 2016

It's that time of year again: Me Made May! This is my third year participating in this fun event (check out past posts here!). I love seeing how everyone wears their hand-made garments in different combinations that I never would have considered. It always sparks me to try new things, new patterns, and take a hard look at my me-made wardrobe.

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I pretty much wear me-made everyday already, so I have been trying to think of a way to spice up my pledge... Looking through my over-stuffed wardrobe, it occurred to me that I need to do some culling. While I do not plan to go all Marie Kondo on things, I'd like to pull out at least a few items for donation and/or refashioning throughout the month.

As such, I pledge to wear one me-made item every day for the month of May, but I will use MMMay16 as an opportunity to re-wear some deep cuts from my me-made wardrobe to assess whether they should stay or go. I'll wear two deep cuts per week and make a decision about their status. 

In past years I've had more than a fair bit of selfie fatigue throughout the month of May. So while I may take daily photos, I'm not planning on posting them anywhere on a daily basis. I'll save them for a weekly round-up here and on Instagram.

How about you? Are you participating in Me Made May this year? What's your favorite part of this exercise?

8 comments:

  1. I am going to do it! I wear me-made stuff 90% of the time. I fall behind too on documenting it during MMM. Good luck!

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  2. I'm in too! What do you do with the me-mades you don't wear anymore? I'm having similar issues, but I can't bring myself to get rid of things I've made because I feel sentimental about them. Ugh - it's tough!

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    1. Hmmm- last time I did a wardrobe cull I donated to a group in my neighborhood that gives the clothes to folks living in the nearby Klongtoey slum neighborhood. I haven't really gotten rid of too many hand-made things yet, though, for the same reason as you, but I definitely have some early makes that are ill fitting, made of quilting cotton or just not my style. They need to go, even though I'm attached to them!

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    2. I'm playing with the idea of making a quilt out of them, much like Gillian did, but I don't know if I even have the nerve to cut them up. I'm so sentimental - that's the first stage of hoarding right?

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  3. Sounds like a good plan. I'm using it to try new outfit ideas so I don't keep wearing the same 4 outfits.....

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    1. Ha ha- I know the feeling. I have some go-to outfits that get repeated regularly!

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  4. I agree that the picture taking is the hardest part of MMM - I'm going to do weekly roundups as well. I'm using this year as a look through my closet too - so many things and so hard to cull your own makes! I like your idea of reusing cotton clothes as quilt pieces though...

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