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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fallingthroughyourclothes said...

'I, Funnygrrl of Falling Through Your Clothes, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a handmade item each day for the duration of May 2013.'

AnonaMiss said...

I, Liberty of LeVagabondage, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2013.

Tomoko said...

'I, Tomoko of Darlingmishin, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear me-made garments 3 times a week and to make 3 new garments during May 2013'

ThriftySands said...

I, ThriftySands, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear all my handmade or refashioned garments/accessories during May 2013. I also pledge to complete 5 unfinished items/refashions.

mo.ni.kate said...

'I, Monika from mo.ni.kate http://wollixundstoffix.blogspot.de/, 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'

emily said...

I participated for the first time last year and really enjoyed it! I managed to exceed my goal of wearing at least one item of me-made clothing/accessories/footwear and managed to average three items per day! Hooray!

This year I will be using Me Made May as a way to jumpstart myself out of a bit of a making dry spell, so...

I, Emily Botterman of The Botterman Empire, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '13. I endeavour to make at least one item of clothing/accessories for myself and/or the Little One each week for the duration of May.

Thanks Zoe! Good luck everyone!

Katrina said...

I, Katrina of Rollingeyeballs, 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 pledge that my husband, the lovely Fluffrick will wear as many handmade items as possible, during the month.

Elizabeth said...

'I, Elizabeth from eccentrichedgehog.wordpress.com , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a self-made item each day for the duration of May 2013'

peneloping said...

Ooh I just missed this last year so I'm glad I remembered to sign up just barely on time this year!!

I, Ping of Peneloping, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one self-made item of garment each day for the duration of May 2013. I also pledge to finish my hefty pile of non-costume-related UFOs and to make at least one dress a week.

Thanks for hosting this, what an awesome idea!

Kerrie Curzon Creations said...

'I, Kerrie Curzon of Charm & Laundry, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment, as well as pants/knickers and bra each day for the duration of May 2013'

I've left this so late as I want to include my Spring coat, which has yet to be finished. So, I either have to not go out, be cold when I go out, or finish it really quickly! I also want to make some tops as I seem to have tons of dresses and hardly any tops to wear with skirts. The biggest part of the challenge for me is wearing a self-made bra every day of the month.

Anonymous said...

I, Eliza of Love Living Lightly, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a thrifted and refashioned or selfmade garment three days a week for the duration of May 2013'

Ginny said...

I, Ginny of buttons-and-bobbins.blogspot.co.uk, sign up as a partici[pant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item at least five days a week for the duration of May 2013.

Kate said...

Zoe,

I hope I am not too late!

I, Kate, of katenakano sign up as a participant of MMM '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item everyday for the duration of of May 2013. I also pledge to post regularly on my blog ;) See you all on flickr!

Alexandra said...

Count me in!

'I, Alexandra of Alexandra and the Cuckoo Clock, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade/upcycled item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2013'

Desedera said...

I am new to all of this and very excited to participate for the first time... I, Desedera of Desedera Designs, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear at least one hand-made item each day for the duration of May 2013. I will also endeavor to complete at least one unfinished project for each week of the month.

Jodi Wade said...

'I, Jodi Wade of Jodi Made, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear only me-made garments (with the exception of lingerie, hosiery and shoes) each day for the duration of May 2013 and to wear each outfit max. once per week and also, to make and wear at least 4 new garments'

Lauriana said...

I, Lauriana of http://petitmainsauvage.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear only me-made clothes, with the exception of socks and underwear, each day for the duration of May 2013.
In addition, I will make another bra and some panties to add to my me-made lingerie.

Donna Hensley said...

I, Donna from Nid de Tissus, am officially signing up for Me-Made-May 2013 - I pledge to wear at least one me-made item for the month of May!

oonaballoona said...

my heavily doctored pledge...

'i, oonaballoona of www.oonaballoona.com, sign up as a participant of me-made-may '13. i endeavour to take control of my beast of a closet, taking out the filler and leaving it filled only with things that i will actually wear/look good on me. by the end of may, i hope to end up with a closet that's 40% "me", 60% "them", with an end-of-the-year goal being a closet that's 80% me. i will wear a piece of "me" three times a week for the duration of may 2013, more if possible.'

vondalin said...

I'm in, although it my be a little repetitive...
'I, Vondalin of sometimes-sewing, 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 and will post on my blog at least once a week'

Goodbye Valentino said...

Well, it's the 11th hour but here I am :)

I, Sarah of Goodbye Valentino, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a hand sewn or refashioned garment each day during the month of May 2013

Adri H. said...

Alrighty! I'm taking the plunge. This is the first time I actually catch the pledge before it happens. :D Here goes:

"I, Adriana of Adri Makes a Thing or Two, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2013. I pledge to wear at least 1 hand-made/up-cycled item 4 days a week for the duration of the month of May."

mirabells said...

Even though my own little Me Made March lies just behind me, I can't get enough (especially as it gets warmer every day, which will give my summer clothes a reasonable chance). But I shall take things a little slower this month, having a big family feast in midst may to prepare.
So then: 'I, Mirabell of mirabellsschoenedinge.wordpres.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one self-made garmemt each day for the duration of May 2013 and to write about it at least twice a week on my blog. Furthermore I will finish my oldest UFO and sow three more new garments during this month.'
Thank you very much for organizing this beautiful challenge.

Rebecca said...

BOOM. I'm in. At the last minute, as usual, because that's always the best time to decide to do things.

" 'I, Rebecca Delaney (http://rebeccadelaney.net), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear something made by me each day for the duration of May 2013, AND I'll sew a bra, a bikini, and a leather -- all first-ever projects -- before the month ends.'

Dilly said...

I, Dilly of Dibulous, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item (clothing or accessory) each day for the duration of May and June 2013, starting from 12 May.

- I will be away from 2 May and only return home on 11 May. During this period I will endeavour to wear a me-made item as often as possible. This is unlikely to be every day...

- Because I'm starting later, I've decided to extend my own challenge into June.

- The challenge always highlights any holes in my wardrobe, but this time I want to actively note these and work on filling them. During my me-made-month-and-a-half, I will make at least two items from the following list: a pair of casual trousers, a pair of shorts, a new denim skirt, a cardigan or sweater, a pretty/interesting jersey top, a casual summer jacket.

Karin said...

'I, Karin of loveshack-crafts.typepad.com, 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'.

thewardrobesurgeon said...

'I, Nay - The Wardrobe Surgeon, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one article of self-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2013'

Lucinda Campbell said...

Last minute Larry, here! I was trying to figure out how to take it up a notch from last year.

"I, Lucinda of Sew Wrong, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made item three times a week during May 2013."

Audrey said...

'I, Audrey of Sewtawdry, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13I will endeavor to wear at least one of my me sewn garments each day of the merry month of May 2013'

Katherine said...

I, Katherine of adventuresandeverything.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item twice a week for the duration of May 2013. I also pledge to finish one garment or refashion once a week!'

Jill said...

'I, Jill of ohcraftyone.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear me-made or upcycled at least 3 days per week for the duration of May 2013'

Hillary said...

I Hillary, formerly or occasionally of Atelier Fargo, will endeavor to wear one me-made garment every day of May 2013. Due to a heavy workload, I fear posting may not be frequent, but I couldn't ever miss participating one way or another, even though I haven't had much chance to sew since we did this last!

map said...

'I, Meredith of brightasbuttons.blogspot, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least 3 handmade garments per week for the duration of May 2013, as well as sew two new garments.'

Mary Nease said...

My first MMM! Yay!

I, Merry/Mary of Young, Broke, And Fabulous, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2013.

Lyn said...

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

Tiffany James said...

Hooray for MMM! Thanks for hosting this again, I'm really looking forward to it! And since I just returned to work after years home with my kiddos, it's going to be a challenge for me to incorporate my mostly casual me-mades into my new corporate wardrobe. But it's a whole NEW reason to sew! I love it!

I, Tiffany of twilltape, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a minimum of one me-made garment four times per week for the duration of May 2013. In addition, I pledge to complete four new garments during the course of the month.

Nhi of Lolita Patterns said...

I, Nhi of www.lolitapatterns.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear 2 of me made pieces of clothing or accessory each day for the duration of May 2013. There will be no limit to repeats as I spend many, many days in my "pajama jeans".

I also pledge to sew at least 1 Me-Made item to be gifted to a non-sewing friend(s) to share the joy that comes with a home sewn item. I call it the drug dealer plan; the first hit is free and they'll come back for more.

LizChiz said...

Better late than never. My first Me-Made-May, here it goes.
'I, Liz of mangoesinsyrup.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one sewn or refashioned item at least 5 days a week during the month of May 2013. I will take pictures of my outfits and post them on my blog.'

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Lolita Patterns said...

I, Amity of www.lolitapatterns.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2013!

Kaviare said...

I, Kate of craftastrophies.wordpress.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.

It's already May 1st here (whoops!) but It's still April in America, right? And I AM wearing a handmade item!

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KC said...


'I, KC of The Sewcratic Method, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear me-made or me-refashioned clothing each day for the duration of May 2013 including well-fitting me-made pants which I vow to learn how to make by the end of this month.

Even though I will be on the road from May 16 to June 5.

Wakako said...

I hope I can squeeze myself in at one last moment.

I Wakako who does not blog yet but tweets as wakhara and flickrs http://www.flickr.com/photos/wakasews/ , sign up as a member of Me-Made-May '13.

I endeavor to have myself or one of my loved ones wear at least one self-made item for the duration of May.

stm said...

I, stm of sewing diary, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I endeavour to wear item a selfmade garment at least 2 days of the week for the duration of May 2013'

KatCuts said...

oh my, i am too late to sign up, right?!
but then, i am just posting this today, but also am already doing it!

I, Kat from austria, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I endeavour to wear a selfmade item 4 days each week for the duration of May 2013'

Hanne Dusterwald said...

Finally got around to pledging.

'I, Hanne of All Things Greyhawke, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear one (or more) me-made or re-purposed item such as Jewellery, Clothing, or other Accessory at least (but not limited to) 4 days of each week, for the duration of May 2013'

http://allthingsgreyhawke.blogspot.co.nz/

Hanne Dusterwald said...

So I finally got around to pledging...

'I, Hanne of All Things Greyhawke, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one (or more) me-made or re-purposed item such as Jewellery, Clothing, or other Accessory at least (but not limited to) 4 days of each week, for the duration of May 2013'

http://allthingsgreyhawke.blogspot.co.nz/

SilkWings said...

'I, Jemilah of www.silkwings.blogspot.com , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least 1 me made item each day for the duration of May 2013''

Hopefully I'm not too late. Looking forward to the challenge amid the million other things I'm doing this month!

Debi said...

I, Debi of My Happy Sewing Place, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear all me-made clothes (except for undergarments and outergarments) each day for the duration of May 2013. I also endeavor to make do and mend and refashion some garments currently in my wardrobe that are not working for me at the moment'

thesecretlifeofseams said...

'I, Julia of the secret life of seams, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear one self-made item each day for the duration of May 2013.'
And I'm late already! Looking forward to it this year, hoping it will shine a light on my progress(?) over the last year.

Liz said...

I, Liz, of lizmakesit sign up as a participant Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one hand-made item each day for the duration of May 2013, and as at this time all my hand-made clothing is knitted, to have sewn an item of clothing by the end of the month.

Catherine @ Vintage Frills said...

I, Catherine of Vintage Frills, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least three handmade or re-made pieces of clothing each week for the duration of May 2013. I also endeavour to finish all my un-finished sewing projects during May.

Michee Rose said...

Ooops, didn't realize I was supposed to sign up here (despite the large lettering. LOL).
See my website: micheerose.com for my original signup (I did remember to join the Flikr group...)

Angie said...

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

Joelle said...

I, Joelle, of BlueBirdsSinging, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear a me-made made garment 5 days out of 7, as well as continue working on new garments designed to fill in my me-made wardrobe.

kata said...

OOOOHHH! Hope it's not too late to sign up, I meant to do this a week ago and then oops, it's May 1st...

'I, Kata of kate-and-rose.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear an item of my own making each day for the duration of May 2013, and sew at least two new garments during the month of May.'

Thank you, thank you Zoe!

sewexhausted said...

Better late than never with my wishy washy commitment... Because I have to split my sewing time between family members (3 daughters and myself) my commitment is that ONE of us will wear Me Made every day during the month of May. I hope by next year my wardrobe is fully stocked enough to undertake this feat on my own but for this year, if I am not sporting something made by me- then one of those girls I sewed for WILL be! :) (Today I have on a top and a pair of SoZO unmentionables! :) )~Laurie at Sew Exhausted

SewTell said...

I, Trice of Sewtell (sewtell.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavor to wear me-made garments twice a week for the duration of May 2013.

Kitchari said...

Talk about leaving things till (after) the last minute, but... I, Kitchari, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear three homemade or refashioned items each week for the duration of May 2013.

k said...

'I, kafuela of Ishouldreallystartasweingblognowhmm?, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear at least one complete outfit each week for the duration of May 2013. In addition, I pledge to sew seven items during May 2013'

~K

Threadie said...

I'm little late to the party...

I, Threadie of Once Upon A Thread, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear.a self-made garment at least 4 times a week fir the duration of May 2013.

Claudia said...

I, Claudia of Dia's Days, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear a handmade garment or accessory 2 to 3 times a week and sew one garment each week of May 2013!

quietandsmalladventures said...

ok i waffled long enough....i can't let it pass but it'll have to be a light challenge this time....

'I, kristindownie of quietandsmall adventures, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one NEW item of handmade clothing per week for the duration of May 2013'

RhondaBuss said...

I am late signing up as I did not realize that I needed toactually sign up in order to participate. Hopefully I can still participate. Let me know if I cannot.
'I, Sewbussted of www.rhondabuss.blogspot.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment each day for the duration of May 2013'

cottonheiress said...

I know I'm late.... I hope you don't mind but I did wake this morning with my me made may head on and wore a skirt I made to work! So, I'll be participating (if a little unofficially)!
'I, Caroline of cottonheiress, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear one handmade item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2013.'
Hope you don't mind! x

ahandmadewardrobe said...

I, Chantal of A Handmade Wardrobe, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a self-made garment three times a week for the duration of May 2013

Sew Drastic said...

My first ever challenge!

I, Sarah of Sew Drastic! (sewdrastic.blogspot.co.uk)sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear 2 items of me made clothes 22 hours a day or more for the duration of May 2013'

Photo summaries will be going up on my blog. If I could find time to make alter my me-made zumba shorts, I could up the hours! Think I may struggle for tops to wear.... hmm......

Ginger Jane said...

I, Sarah, of Self-Conscious Posturing, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I will endeavour to wear a self-made or refashioned garment at least twice a week, as well as to sew two new garments for the during May 2013.

Nancy Winningham said...

This is my first MMM! Looking forward to the fun.

'I, Nancy from www.encue.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear something handmade (by me) each day for the duration of May 2013'

Laura said...

I, Laura, of https://www.facebook.com/wawaism ; sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May'13. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made/refashioned/upcycled garment each day for the duration of May 2013.

Jennifer Fisher said...

Oh good, I'm not the only one signing up at the very last minute! Hi, I am Jen and this will be my first ever Me-Made-May :)

I endeavor to wear one handmade item each day (and provide photographic evidence of said item) for the duration of May 2013.

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alisonrea said...

Better late than never...

'I, Alison of www.alisonrea.ca sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one hand made item each day for the duration of May 2013'

Day one is posted here.

kiml said...

 'I, kim Derkatsch, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a handmade by me item each day for the duration of May 2013'

Melanie said...

'I, Melanie (who deleted her blog last year but may just start a new one...), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear my own creations at least three days a week the duration of May 2013 and sew at least one pair of wearable underwear by the end of May, thus defeating my fear of sewing knits'

I'm a little late but.. I'll join up to the flickr group on the weekend and start adding pics. Can't wait!

I'll also twitter/instagram :)

https://twitter.com/melanine

Tamsin said...

better late than never, I hope it's ok to do this a bit late:

'I, TamsinWP of Pimpmycurtains.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear an item of me-made or me-refashioned clothing at least three times a week for the duration of May 2013'

Mari said...

I, Mari of DisparateDisciplines.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me made clothing (either sewn or knitted) each day for the duration of May 2013. And I pledge to blog about it, because last year I only posted about half of the outfits I wore.

Jessica said...

'I, Jessica of "Shut Up, Jessica" (http://shutupjessica123.blogspot.com/) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear something I have sewn, altered, or up-cycled at least 5 of the 7 days of each week for the duration of May 2013'

Sorry this is so late! I just found the blog, and coincidentally I have actually worn something I've made myself for the last two days =)

vanessa said...

I, Vanessa of pass/fail sewing (passfailsewing.blogspot.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear at least one item I've made or altered each day for the duration of May 2013. I will also challenge myself with projects that build my skills, attack my stash, and generally scare the crap out of me for attempting them.

Susanne said...

'I, Susanne of Chez Alouette, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment at least 3 days a week for the duration of May 2013'

And also to identify gaps in my me-made wardrobe (and its supporting cast) and make 2 more garments before the end of the month.

dressmakerscurve.com said...

I forgot to sign up here, so here goes!

I, Abi of dressmakerscurve.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, and to not buy new fabric during that month.

I'm excited!

Squinty Seam said...

Oh! exciting and scary. I am very new to all of this, but:

I, Claire from squintyseam.blogspot.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least 2 self-made or refashioned items of clothing and also make at least 1 new garment each week.

Wish me luck!

Martha said...

I probably won't be an official participant since I failed to read your whole post (my fault), but I did start on May 1 and posted the icon as well as my pledge there.

Anyway here goes:
I sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear and photograph something I made each day for the duration of May 2013.

Thanks! Martha

sewstylist said...

Johnny (or Jenny?) come lately here... but I'm gonna dive in now and officialize what I have indeed been committed to doing since the first:

"I, Ebony of SewStylist blog sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear one sewn, refashioned, tailored, or upcycled item at least 5 days a week during the month of May 2013. I will take pictures of my outfits and post them all at the end of each week."

Hope all you lovelies don't mind me crashing the party!

nine stitches said...

'I, Annie of http://sewninestitches.blogspot.com.au, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to either wear a piece of clothing each day or at least sew something sitting in my (not finished pile) for the duration of May 2013'

Anonymous said...

'I, Mami of Japan, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear a me-made garment at least 2 times a week for the duration of May 2013'

jodie leopardess said...

Hello
Late now, but I would like to participate as a "jodie leopardess" in Me-Made-May '13.

I think I would like to entry to wear the clothes of my own as much as possible.I had been slow to join expressed is not good at English.

Thank you.

ooobop! said...

My fingers hurt from scrolling to the bottom!!! Impressifff! I wasn't going to commit for fear of a fail but I'm so glad I did. All sorts of reasons some too boring to list. Will blog soon but in the meantime: 'I, ooobop.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013'. Zo you are an inspiration!! x

cal said...

late in getting my pledge posted, but i have been participating and documenting since may 1 on Instagram!

'I, cal of *hodge podge farm*, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I do aspire to one day wearing a 100% handmde wardrobe always! slowly getting there, so i'm giving mself a push for this month: I endeavour to wear MOSTLY self-made outfits, and will be finishing several languishing WIP's, pulling out some oldie-but-goodies from the depths of closet, and making some much-needed new pieces each day for the duration of May 2013'.

Sabine42 said...

I, Heather of Sabine's Syllabub, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade garment a week (limited supply), and to dedicate time every day to working on sewing for myself in order to increase this number!

Meli said...

I, Melissa of codosonthewindowsills.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear something handmade or altered each day for the duration of May 2013, even though I'm late!

Kaitlin Massey-Arteaga said...

'I, Kaitlin from blog.cherryredtoppers.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13, a bit belatedly. I'm a very new sewer, so I endeavor to wear at least 3 me-made pieces each week for the duration of May 2013, as well as complete one NEW piece per week'

So excited!

ridecoo said...

I, ridecoo of www.flickr.com/photos/ridecoo, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13.
I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment or accessory a week for the duration of May 2013.

mika said...

'I,Mika of mockrico-NoteBook, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one piece of self-made garment each day for the duration of May 2013'.

Lholy-chan said...

"I, Lholy-chan blogging at http://anomori.com/blog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade piece of garment as many days as I can for the duration of May 2013 (at least four or five days a week would be good), and make efforts to limit repeat outfits."

My pledge is really late, I hope it's still okay! I started the challenge on May 1st but haven't found much time for posting online lately, plus being pregnant and having little time to sew I was afraid my outfits would be too boring (always the same). But I like the challenge of having to come up with different outfits, even if I have few handmade pieces available.

yukiko said...

`I yukiko of "mur mur" sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May’13.
I endeavour to wear self made garment at least 3 times a week for the duration of May 2013'

mariam baurice said...

I am Mariam used every single spell worker on the internet, spent untold amounts of money and discovered they are all fakes...i was the fool though; doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In the end, I decided that I wanted a tarot reading to know what my future held for me; I contacted a woman who lives locally to me and she told me about a man named (Priests Abija); he does not advertise on the internet, has another job for income, has no set prices, makes no false promises and refuses to help anyone that cannot be helped and even helps
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Anonymous said...



i am giving this testimony cos l am happy

My name is mrs. Santana Valdez from Houston,taxes.i never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once. when i went to Africa in May 15th this year on a business summit. i ment a man called dr. Atakpo.He is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back my love’s gone,misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you, bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job.i’m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 3 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 2 years… i really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job. so when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him..at first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. and in 6 days when i returned to taxes, my boyfriend (is now my husband ) he called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married..i didn’t believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do… well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid,and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better. in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help, email address atakpotemble@yahoo.com

Great Atakpo i thank you very much thank you in 1000000 times.. if not you i would have been losted and wasted thank you. Email Him Through his email address... atakpotemble@yahoo.com

please make sure you contact him for any financial difficulties okay..

What a powerful man such as Dr Atakpo.. he is so much powerful..\\ email him for any difficulties.. atakpotemble@yahoo.com

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Melinda said...

Do you expect to be running this again this year? Thanks.

Deb said...

I, Deb of http://debsinstitches.com/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2013.

Never done this before but I have more than enough me-made clothing to do it!

Petra said...

'I, Petra of petronellass.blogg.se 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'

somerealthings said...

I, MacKenzie of somerealthings.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or refashioned garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2013! So stoked! This is my first Me Made May! Sorry I'm a teensy bit late to the party.

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