I’m doing Me-Made-May 2019

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Hi Everyone, it’s six days into Me-Made-May 2019.

Here’s my pledge:
“I endeavour to wear at least two me-made items each day (a top and a bottom) during May. As well, I will make one new garment, alter one so I’ll wear it more often, and finish a UFO.”

To tell you the truth, I’m finding it a bit hard. Why? A few reasons…

On the first day of May, the weather turned cool and it actually rained (we’re in a drought). Hadn’t really switched my mind into cool weather clothes and sort of feel a little under-prepared. A pre-May wardrobe sort out would have been a good idea.

I’m also at home, sewing and writing, for a fair bit of the week, seen by nobody except my family, the chooks, and an occasional door knocking Jehovah’s Witness, so I feel less inclined to make an effort clothes-wise. I tend to wear the same clothes all week (not counting undies). While this works well for me, I need to try and challenge myself since that’s what Me-Made-May is all about.

On further reflection, it’s 8 years since we moved to the country with only one or two visits per annum to fabric shops. When me-mades wear out they’re replaced with thrift shop clothes or not at all. I still have plenty to wear, but a lower % of me-mades than I thought.

Here’s the week of me-mades:

MMM day 1
Day 1
Me-made hat, cardi and trousers. Not shown: me-made knickers. Actually I wear me-made knickers everyday. Never been more comfortable!
MMM day 2
Day 2
Weather report: chilly yet dry.
Me-made hat, scarf, jacket from a Burda mag and corduroy trousers.
MMM day 3
Day 3
Did I mention that rubber boots look great with any outfit, in a country setting?
Me-made scarf and skirt.
MMM day 4
Day 4
Me-made shirt and skirt.
MMM day 5
Day 5
Sitting here waiting for my sewing class to arrive…might as well take the daily photo!
Me-made skirt.
MMM day 6
Day 6
Me made hat, shirt and shorts.



  1. Michelle Shaffer on May 7, 2019 at 9:15 am

    love the day 5 me-made skirt!

    • lizhaywood on May 7, 2019 at 10:17 am

      It’s my favourite 🙂

  2. Nan Berrett on May 7, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    I don’t sew, but your blog continues to absorb me. Love ‘Me-made’ even if I can only me-make a scarf or two 😉

    • lizhaywood on May 7, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      Cheers Nan! Your scarves are beautiful.

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