Me Made May 2017: my pledge

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This will be my second year taking part in Me Made May, and I had a blast last year. This is my pledge for this year:

I will endeavour to wear two me-made garments/accessories each day for the duration of May 2017 and to only wear each specific combination once during the month.

I’m also planning to finish up the mother of all crochet projects by the end of May: my broomstick Rebel Lace cardie. I think I need a deadline with this one or I’ll be making it forever!

That’s a bit more ambitious than last year, when I simply pledged to wear one me-made garment/accessory each day. I now have more me-mades to work with, though, and I fancy having a go at combining them in different ways. I’m hoping to find some new ways of styling my me-mades–especially the ones that don’t see as much wear.

I’m also hoping that by forcing myself to wear some of my lesser worn garments, I will be able to evaluate whether they have a place in my wardrobe, or if they need to be refashioned or find a new owner. And over the month I’ll be aiming to come up with some more concrete sewing plans for versatile garments I need to fill the gaps in my wardrobe.

I will be Instagramming my outfits each day (as anna_jo_sews), with weekly roundups on the blog.

Now, I need to work on my plans for April’s sewing. Some versatile pieces that can be combined with lots of other of my me-mades, methinks! And some knickers. That gives me a bit of a cheater easy second item to wear with my dresses–you’ll just have to take my word for it that I’m wearing them 😛

Anyone else planning to take part this year? And if so, what’s your pledge? Feel free to leave a link in the comments 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Me Made May 2017: my pledge”

  1. Hi Anna-Jo! This is my first year pledging so I most definitely do not have enough me made garments to make it through June so instead I’m going to go through my closet and focus on things that I have not worn in awhile and create new outfit ideas. Should be fun! Hope we both successfully put those lesser worn pieces to good use this month! 🙂

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    1. Have fun with your first Me Made May! I didn’t have enough (seasonally appropriate, casual) me mades to wear something different every day last year so I wore the same things a few times, and just tried to style them differently. I definitely got more into wearing scarves! I’m hoping I can find some new styling tricks this year 🙂

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      1. Thank you! 🙂 That’s a great idea! My hold up is that I made quite a few winter related items but now it’s warming up a lot in Southern California. I’m working on my summer pieces now but unfortunately not fast enough! haha

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      2. We’re having a cold May so far, so I’ve been getting in my more wintery clothes the last few days. Hopefully it will be too hot for them soon, but I’m not holding my breath. Totally jealous of your climate!

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