Me-Made-May 2018

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My favorite challenge is just a few weeks away and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to participate. It’s an odd thought, since this year I actually have me mades for spring and summer from last year that fit and have even made a few new things for the coming season. Wearing me mades every day should be very doable, but I have a couple of favorite custom made dresses, and a few altered RTW that had been waiting years to finally make it back out of the sewing room.

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Some of my seasonally appropriate self-sewn garments

Some consideration pointed out the obvious. Me-Made-May this year is going to be about style, fit and cleaning out my closet. My closet has become overfull again. Many of its denizens don’t fit anymore or are stained, but there are some favorite custom pieces and me mades. Me Mades that are like old friends, with lots of wear in them still. They were among the first things that actually fit my style. Letting go has just seemed impossible, but with so much in my closet it is hard to figure out what I need…Hello again, Me-Made-May and thank you, in advance, for your encouragement and support. You are always there when I need you.

My Pledge:

I, Logan of, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May. In an effort to design my style and wardrobe holes not only will I wear my me-mades, I will clean out my closet, update my measurements, make Burda 05/2017 112B (doing this as part of #2018makenine), and get started pin copying my remaining favorite RTW (14 year old linen dress that introduced me to my love of dresses with pockets-I’m looking at you.) so that they can have new incarnations and alterations to become part of my TNT patterns, so I can build a wardrobe I’ll love.

For anyone new to Me-Made-May, this is a challenge hosted by Zoe of SoZoWhatDoYouKnow? that took the online sewing world by storm when it started 8 years ago and hasn’t let up yet. Among it’s strengths are that is completely individualized, making it easy for anyone to participate (yep even if you don’t yet have any me-mades or aren’t a social media person) and that it has an amazing social aspect with so many people coming together to support and inspire one another. Join in or just check it out. You won’t regret it.

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