“I, Becca of www.redwsews.wordpress.com @redwsews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear me made garments 6 days out of 7 for the duration of May 2016.
Really looking forward to this!”
Just a quick post to thoroughly commit to taking part in Me Made May 2016. If you haven’t fallen over this challenge before, hop on over to Zoe’s blog for the details. Basically, this is a one month long challenge to encourage you to get the most out of your me made wardrobe.
Last year I took part for the first time and pledged to wear me-made 4 days a week. I’ve upped it to 6 this year which I think is likely to be quite a challenge for me.
For anyone looking at my makes page and thinking I’m exaggerating, there are two things that mean I’m not. Firstly, I’ve dropped 2 dress sizes since this time last year so a lot of last year’s makes just don’t fit any more. Secondly, the majority of my makes are more formal or summer wear. These are great for the office but I now work a day a week at home, so I’m only in the office 3 days a week. So those extra three days are going to be a stretch!
Having said that, I’m looking forward to that stretch. Whilst Zoe is absolutely adamant that this is not about panic sewing, I’m hoping it will be the encouragement I need to focus on the casual clothing (and that overlocker!) and to persuade me to carve out half an hour here or there most days to sew. I know that I feel so much better in myself when I do, sometimes we need a little push!
I’m really looking forward to taking part in this again this year, there is always a great sense of community on Instagram and I get so much inspiration (not sure my bank balance loves it though!)
Hope to see you there!