I have just made my pledge to participate in Me Made May 2014.
I have only just hit that point making clothes where I have enough of a handmade wardrobe to be able to participate in this challenge.
I am also more confident with my sewing abilities and the quality of the items that I produce. Most of the guys I work with know that I sew now. The initial taunting is over and I am more comfortable wearing my handmade stuff around them.
‘I, Donna of SewIndependent.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear at least one hand made item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2014’
Lets go into my challenge in a little more detail
I also pledge to try and include a handmade item with each outfit every day.
Each day I may wear more than one outfit. For example I might spend the morning at the shops before going to work – that’s 2 outfits. Accessories like a knitted scarf or handmade bag count as a piece. This will get me through my trips to the gym too, as i made my gym bag!
It doesn’t have to be made by me
I have some beautiful clothes and accessories made by some very talented friends and family that I want to include.
I will try and wear all of my handmade clothing over the month.
I will wear my favourites but try not to repeat outfits. I will dig deeper into my wardrobe and wear items that were made long ago and forgotten.
Take stock of my handmade wardrobe
I don’t think I am up to taking an outfit photo each day. But what I would like to do is take some photos of the items that I have made (on my mannequin) as I wear them though the week. Then I will be able to create a weekly collage.
Look at what handmade items I wear and what I avoid
I will reconsider and assess my handmade items that don’t get worn and try and determine why. If I will NEVER wear it again then it needs to removed from circulation.