Me Made May: a Plan

‘I, Roo of, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear a happy handmade outfit each day for the duration of May 2013′
So help me.

Anyone who has been reading my blog for a while will know I am a repeat offender in respect of “Me Made Month” challenges.

This year, Me Made May will be no exception, but I promise not to spam your in-boxes with my outfit posts.  I took some time to decide how best to participate this time around.  I am almost entirely “me-made” every day already, so simply wearing my clothes is not a challenge.

Happy t shirt and beads: )  worn with unhappy cardi : (

I have decided to aim for a “happy handmade outfit” every day in May.  The “happy” might come from a sunny-coloured scarf, or a string of bright beads, or simply the knowledge that my combination of garments “works”.  It is going to require me to take a little more time to plan what I wear, and NOT do as I did this morning:  looked in the wardrobe 5 minutes before I needed to leave the house and put on what was clean and didn’t need to be ironed.  Ahem.

I am also thinking of using the month to fill the gaps in my wardrobe, and hopefully head into the summer free from the sad old RTW garments which I still fall back on as “staples”, even though they are way past their best.

So my Me Made May will be a month to:
(1) Get on with knitting a cardigan or two (note: I say “get on with”, not finish!)
(2) Replace the 3 faded RTW long-sleeved t’s that still haunt my wardrobe
(3) Finish my Spring coat project (or start again!)

Those are my 3 main goals for the month, in terms of stitching output.  But I also want to make more of an effort to match my fabric stash to patterns and  make a plan to sew them up.  And write it down!  Make myself a folder or a notebook with swatches and drawings and… yeah, a plan.

And I might even plan my blog posts for the month, so you know that e.g. on a Wednesday I will share knitting progress, on a Sunday, my sewing… imagine that?!

Don’t worry – it won’t last! ;)