‘I, Roo of www.roobeedoo.blogspot.co.uk, 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! ;)