'I, Sarah of MeMade ( memade.weebly.com) , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 1 item of clothing made by me each day and I also aim to make at least 2 new sewn items for myself per week for the duration of Me-Made-May 2016'
It's exactly a year since I started this blog ready for Me-Made-May'15! Now it's that time again!! my pledge this year is
I plan to wear a completely MeMade outfit on as many days as possible and definitely on the 31st May to mark the end of this years challenge! I'll blog about what I have been wearing every few days so you aren't inundated with posts!
Earlier this year I lost my spark and enthusiasm for sewing.....it had become a chore! I was sewing for hours and hours a night to make sure all my customers got their orders on time and never had time to make anything for myself or my family. Then I went on maternity leave with my second child and just couldn't get back into it. It was suggested I tried sewing a few bits for myself, so I did! I whizzed up a couple of skirts, tops, dresses and even a cocktail dress and finally started to enjoy sewing again! Perfect!
Then I heard of MeMadeMay, a month in which you try to wear clothes made by yourself. The extent of the challenge is a personal thing to set, some I know are pledging ONLY to wear garments they have made themselves, others are pledging to made 1 item of clothing at least per week and make sure it is worn. I don't have enough handmade clothes yet to only wear those but by the end of May I hope to have completed 1 of every garment I would need so that I can wear an ENTIRELY handmade outfit on 31st, whatever the weather......underwear included!!
I hope to keep you up to date with my sewing achievements, share/review patterns, tutorials and hopefully inspire some of you to start sewing for yourself too!
Hi! I'm Sarah and I live with my 2 boys and my Husband in East Anglia, UK. I enjoy sewing for my family and feel lucky I can use my sewing to spend so much time with them.