Friday, 29 April 2016

Me Made May 2016

This year I've decided to take the plunge and participate in Me Made May. It's a month long challenge designed to encourage and inspire people to actually wear things they've made.
You can choose yourself exactly what you want to pledge to do. Most people seem to be pledging to wear at least one thing they've made every day. I think if I tried that I would be either a) be doing A LOT of laundry in May or b) be naked a lot of the time so instead this is my pledge:


I, Julie of www.sumoftheirstories.com and @sumoftheirstories on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear all of the clothes and accessories I have ever made or refashioned and still have (unless they are totally weather inappropriate) during May 2016

I'm hoping at the end of May I will be inspired to make more of my own clothes, especially every day practical garments. I used to make a lot more from scratch than I do now, it would be good to get back into that again.
There are a few summer maxi dresses I've made which I normally just wear on holiday so they will be weather dependant, if we get a warm spell then I will get them out quick. It will be interesting to see what is stashed at the back of the wardrobe, made and then forgotten.

If you fancy joining in then Zoe from So, Zo...what do you know? has all the details here
Julie Nyanyo
Julie Nyanyo

Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

8 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! I hope you take daily photos and do a final post on how it went!!

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    1. I'm not sure I'm going to manage every day (that's 31 whole days!) but I will instagram some pics as I go along and share a round up of how it went at the end of the month.

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  2. I am looking forward to seeing all your makes and fingers crossed for some good weather

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    1. Yes fingers crossed! We had a lovely warm spell a few weeks back but an icy blast just recently. Who knows what May will bring?

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  3. Well done for making the pledge. I am pledging to fix/alter all the handmade things that I made that have gone wrong so that they re-enter the wardrobe. Jo x

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    1. Good idea, we all make things that just don't go right so we never choose to wear them. I probably have a bag full of those under the bed somewhere!

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  4. I don't have enough Me Made to last a week, but I'm excited to follow along!

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    1. Ha ha, if it were just "Made by me" clothes all month like I say I'd be washing a few items A LOT or be wearing nothing! But I do think there are probably items lurking at the back of my wardrobe that probably deserve to see the sunlight! If only to decide if they need alteration or a refashion. It's a fun thing to join in with. I'm hoping to end the month very inspired to do more.

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