In honor of Me-Made-May 2018 I thought it would be nice to start up my blog again! A lot has happened since I stopped blogging over a year ago, but the biggest thing is that I am now sewing every chance I get! Thought this blog was a primarily reading blog before (and a travel blog before that), now it will be primarily about sewing, with some posts about librarianship and reading thrown in. If that isn’t your cup of tea, you won’t hurt my feelings if you head out!
So you might be wondering – what is Me Made May?
Me-Made-May’18 (#MMMay18 for social media interaction) is a challenge designed to encourage people who sew/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycle garments for themselves to wear and love them more. This challenge works on both a personal and community level. The participants decide the specifics of their own challenge, so that the month is appropriate and challenging for them (more on this below), and aim to fulfil that pledge for the duration of May 2018. Some participants also choose to document their challenge photographically (though this is in no way compulsory for taking part) and share them with other participants.
My Me Made May pledge for 2018:
I will try to wear one Me Made item each day in May. I will take note of all gaps in my wardrobe and incorporate these into my summer sewing. I will make new items ONLY from my stash during May and will mend items that need it.
Since I promised more sewing, here are a few things I’ve made since I last posted on this blog.
Rae skirt in Carolina Gingham from Robert Kaufman.