Ah, I remember last year’s Me-Made-May so fondly. I constantly lurked the Flickr group, took snaps of my self-stitched garments with pride, relished in the variety I had infused into my wardrobe.
I grandly dreamt of the following year, when my closet would be overflowing with new pretties to reveal, and when maybe I would even be able to make that most golden vow of wearing 100% handmade…
This year’s Me-Made-May has been creeping up on me. I’ve thought about it a lot over the past few weeks… should I? should I not? what to pledge?… and more often than not, I’ve come down on the side of sitting this one out. I have a disturbingly low number of me mades in my closet at the moment, and many of them are the same ones I was excited to show off last May. (Perhaps not shockingly, my excitement about them is dramatically lower a year later.) Of course, there are reasons why my wardrobe’s been neglected, but I’m so sick of all of them that I won’t even be bothered to recite them here now. What I’d rather focus on is FIXING IT.
I really don’t wanna sideline myself from MMM, so I’ve decided to use the event to motivate myself — to breathe some much-needed life into my pitiful closet. So part of my pledge will be unconventional, but it reflects what I most want to accomplish:
I, Susan of moonthirty.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear 1 me-made item per day during the duration of May 2014. Repeated garments, but no exact repeated outfits. Also, I vow to spend time each day sewing for my everyday wardrobe, even if it’s only 5 minutes!
Sure, ideally I would have enforced that last sentence two months ago, then just imagine where I’d be today. Ideally, shmideally. I didn’t, so here I am. My me-made-June oughta be glorious. ;)
I am planning to post only one wrap-up, at the end of the month. But, I’ll be documenting progress on Instagram! :)
You may be questioning the intelligence of re-posting last year’s photos when I possess a healthy concern that many of this year’s outfits will be the same. Yeah, me too. But since I’m in the camp of no-posts-without-photos, we’ll just say I’m keepin’ it real…