Me-Made-May..... the month set aside in the sewing community to formulate and implement a personal pledge to 'improve their relationship with their handmade wardrobe' is in its 9th year now. Zoe
, who has been our sweet hostess all these years, leaves everything up to the individual participant on what part of your handmade journey you might want to work on during this month, with nothing set in stone, which makes this a great challenge to be a part of, if you sort of like to do your own thing...... which it seems I like to do. ;)
My handmade wardrobe journey began 2013 and I've participated in Me-Made-May each year since 2014, but for some reason it was a struggle to decide whether I wanted to participate this year or not. Not sure why..... just wasn't 'feeling' it. I wear handmade clothing made-by-me every single day and feel pretty comfortable with where I'm at. Also, the platform has moved to Instagram using the hashtag #mmmay18..... and though I LOVE Instagram.... wasn't sure I wanted to fill my feed with daily handmade outfits. Ya' know.... didn't want to bore everybody over there. But with sweet encouragement from SaSa
, and a couple of other IG friends, I thought I'd try. And boy am I glad I did. It's been a great month so far, and I'm looking forward to completing. Remember, you don't have to have an Instagram account to see the photos there, only if you want to 'like' or comment. So if you want to just sort of check in and out, that'd be fine. You can find my IG account here
where I am also sort of 'journaling' the days along with the outfits. Once you are there, simply type the mmmay18 in the search box and it will take you to the hashtagged collection and you can see everyone's work. Let me warn you..... it has exploded in numbers this year!!!
So today's post will show the first 15 days of outfits, and then I'll conclude with the rest when the month is over. I'm using my Photo Journal site
to log the links to outfit information, so if you want those, just click on the 'DAY' link under each photo to click through there. So here we go!
Aaaaand that's it so far. Not going to bore you with any analytical evaluations because, truthfully, there are none. Now let's get back to sewing and making!
Happy Sewing Everyone! :)
EDITED TO ADD: The Conclusion Post of Me-Made-May 2018
Everything is Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!! :)Delete
Thank you so much for sharing, Lisa! I am glad that you are participating this year, too, because I would miss your gorgeous photos so much! I had been feeling like you about mmm this year but it is such a lovely experience meeting each other there, isn‘t it? I struggle with taking the pictures and therefore some days remain undocumented. Let‘s have fun the other half of the month! Have a lovely day! SaSaReplyDelete
Thank YOU for encouraging me this year as I've enjoyed seeing your beautiful handmade clothes and 'talking' on an almost daily basis. Oh yes, let's do have fun the other half of the month! Have a lovely day too sweet SaSa!! :)Delete
I love looking at your outfits every day Lisa! and can hardly believe you'd worry they might be boring! If this is boring then count me as boring, please! Having said that, I entertained vague thoughts about not joining in again this year too. But I wear me-made every day, so I thought why not? Have a lovely weekend! xx :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for such a very kind compliment Carolyn!! Your outfits are NEVER boring, and are ever inspiring. Please always continue your ootd blog. Have a lovely weekend too! :)Delete
Enjoying your everyday posts, Lisa. Beautiful outfits 😍😍ReplyDelete
Thank you so very much Hana! As I am enjoying yours..... and seeing your beautiful city! :)Delete
You have made such lovely outfits in the past years and your photography skills have also increased a lot, the pictures and outfits look great! Hope you're having a fun second half of May :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Katharina! Funny you should bring up the photography, as I was looking at my past me-made-mays the other day..... and the photographs were cringe-worthy!! It's been a learning curve on all sorts of levels! Look forward to seeing the rest of your month too. :)Delete
I have to admit a prefer a blog summary like this to tuning in to Instagram everyday. I guess my life has changed this year, so don't really have time for long challenges on IG at the moment. I also like the larger photos and everything in order - much nice to look at than a page of tiny pictures.ReplyDelete
It's nice to get positive feedback when doing something a little different, like this. Agree about month long ig challenges and pretty much have decided not to participate in any other than Me-Made-May. Even then.... the 'dailiness' has been a little tough.... more in making sure I'm interacting with others and not accidentally overlooking someone. Thank you so much Sarah Liz! :)Delete