Zoe for hosting another great Me-Made-May where sewists from all over the world come together for this one month to support and encourage each other as we all endeavor to create our own personal handmade wardrobe.
My personal pledge for this second year of participating, was to better my photography skills and try to figure out what exactly is 'my style'. As you can see by the collage above I photographed 23 days out of 31 days of May. That is a record for me! Most days I was able to take the time to analyze 'light' and how to filter light through nature's trees and leaves. Definitely prefer outdoor photos to indoor shots. Produced an 'action' shot of bike riding, a first..... and thoughtfully tried to 'tell a story' with most photographs. It was fun to go on local outings to share a little of beautiful South Carolina with everyone and that is something I hope to continue through this blog. Was even brave enough to snap a few photographs in 'public' in my small town where this is most unusual. I got better at focusing the self-timed shots, even though my camera does not have the wireless remote capability. Overall, feel this month stretched my photography skills and I have improved.
Style..... what is 'my style'. Not sure I know the answer to that question 31 days later, but found I really enjoyed wearing skirts most days and REALLY enjoyed wearing the one and
One interesting fact I noticed this year, as compared to last year, was that I did not repeat garments until more into mid/late-May, and I was able to mix and match my separates in a more creative way than I had been doing. Yay!
I won't lie..... Me-Made-May, to me, is a lot of work..... at least the way I like to participate..... but in the same breath, is so worth all the effort as I treasure the international 'friendships' made during this month. Not to mention daily viewing of creative, inspiring garments sewn by very talented women for 31 straight days.
There are a couple of ways to view my participation in Me-Made-May 2015. One is through my flickr album you can access here. Also through the blog you can access here. There may be a few things in the flickr album that was not blogged about. Most photos via flickr have corresponding links to pattern information. I also included most days on Instagram you can access here.
Now to channel the creative inspiration, and energy!, from the month of May into more handmade garments. Already looking forward to Me-Made-May 2016!