For the fourth year now, I’m doing Me-Made-May. It’s an annual event which you can read more about here, where you wear your me-made clothes during the month of May, as a way of wearing them more often, or in a different way. It’s meant to be a personal challenge but most importantly it’s meant to be FUN.
A surprising number of people, including myself, are hoping it will get them out of an isolation sartorial rut.
Some people also decide to clean out their wardrobes and do an inventory, some mend things, finish unfinished sewing projects to wear, wear more skirts, wear at least one me-made item each day, dress head-to-toe in me-mades every day, post pictures on Instagram or not, etc you get the idea.
Here’s my pledge:
I, Liz Haywood, plan to (gently) do the following:
Wear me-made clothes every day, preferably styled in an interesting and untried way, but if not that’s okay.
Put more thought and effort into getting dressed every day, because, quite frankly, sartorial standards have been slipping around here.
Wear the zero waste samples (all me-made) from my book Zero Waste Sewing, which are just sitting here in a box now that all book talks and workshops are cancelled. I wouldn’t let them be part of my wardrobe because I needed them for show-and-tell, but now I will wear them without reservation.
Here’s the first four days:
I’ll be attempting to post every day on Instagram.