It’s that time! I’m keeping my pledge simple this time:
“I, Gillian of Crafting A Rainbow/@gilliancrafts, sign up to wear whatever the heck I want for the month of May! I’ll document the mix of me-mades and RTW as a snapshot of my wardrobe in 2017, and reflect on what I like or want to change. As well, I pledge to sew every weekend, with a focus on boring basics like jeans and bras that I’ve been avoiding for months!”
This is my sixth year of Me-Made May, and my sixth year of sewing! (Last year I did a round up of my past years’ participation, if you want to see me wearing quilting cotton dresses! 😉 )
Looking back, my favourite part of MMM is actually have documentation of just what I’m wearing year by year. My wardrobe has been a pretty stable blend of handmade, second-hand, and the occasional new purchase… and I’m content with that mix. I do have a LOT of clothes at this point though, and hopefully MMM will help me sort out what I love and look good in, and what is past it’s prime.
Speaking of which, I’ve got at least one pair of me-made jeans that should be replaced, and many of my me-made bras are wearing out, too. I’ve got plans to make some slips and new underwear while I’m at it, and some knit pjs. I’ve been ignoring all those boring basics in favour of fun dresses and tops, so hopefully MMM will give me the motivation I need!
Are you taking part in MMM this year? You can sigh up here!