Me-Made-May 2015: May 17-31

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And yet another Me-Made-May is over. My pledge this year had two parts: to wear at least one garment per day that I had made or modified in some way, shape or form, and to finish all season-appropriate clothing works in progress. As the days went by, I started a sort of personal mini-challenge, to see how many days I could go without repeating a me-made garment. During the first half of the month, I had no problems at all and didn’t repeat any me-made garments, but the only WIPs that I finished were five pairs of jeans that I darned.

The second half of the month was also very easy to wear at least one me-made garment each day. A few days in, I realized that I didn’t like the wording of the mini-challenge, because I found myself purposely wearing a minimum of me-mades so that I wouldn’t risk having to repeat them. So I won’t be repeating that part of the challenge again.

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I did manage to get a LOT of my season-appropriate WIPs done, however I kept finding more and more projects in the to-do list, and various family members kept providing me with new garments that needed mending. So, while I wasn’t able to finish everything, I did manage to clear off one of my sewing spaces.

So, let me show you what I wore from  May 17 – 31, and the projects that I finished:

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Me-Made-May 2015: May 1-16

Me-Made-May 2015 challenge: what I wore May 1 - 16 | www.cucicucicoo.com

The first half of May is over, meaning I am halfway through my Me-Made-May 2015 challenge. My pledge this year had two parts: to wear at least one garment per day that I had made or modified in some way, shape or form, and to finish all season-appropriate clothing works in progress. As the days went by, I started a sort of personal mini-challenge, to see how many days I could go without repeating a me-made garment.

So what’s the tally as of today, May 16? I have indeed worn one me-made garment per day, without repeating any of them (except for a pair of pants that I’d darned, though those weren’t the main me-mades of those days). Strangely enough, the weather suddenly turned hot a few days in to the month, so I wasn’t able to wear a lot of my colder mid-seasonal clothing, but that hasn’t been a problem for me.

As for my clothing WIPs, I’ve only machine darned 5 pairs of jeans, which I did all on one morning, though I know exactly what to do with a bunch of other WIPs, so hopefully I’ll be able to get those done quickly. An interesting thing is that my to-do pile has grown instead of gotten smaller. Yikes! And a lot of my WIPs are for my kids, so unfortunately I won’t be able to add them to my collection of me-mades for the rest of Me-Made-May.

I also realized that I don’t like posting photos of myself every day on social media. I did it just two or three times on Facebook, but that was about it. So that’s perhaps something that I can work on for the rest of this month’s challenge.

Before I show you the documentation, I have to thank my 8-year-old daughter, who took all of these pictures, most of them with our DSLR, except for May 10 and 12, which my husband took, and the one of the five pairs of jeans, which I took. Isn’t she awesome? So anyway, without further ado, here’s what I wore from May 1 – 16, 2015:

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Me Made May 2015: my pledge

Me Made May 2015: A challenge to actually wear your self-made clothing! www.cucicucicoo.com

Me Made May 2015: A challenge to actually wear your self-made clothing! www.cucicucicoo.com

It’s that time of the year again… Me Made May!

For the past I-don’t-know-how-many years, Zoe from So Zo has hosted this awesome challenge to actually wear your self-made clothing. It’s meant to push yourself to appreciate and use your work, and be proud of it! It’s not meant to make you stress out, and you can make your pledge any difficulty at all, whether you choose to wear one self-made item one time the whole month, or wear exclusively self-made clothing. And if you want, you can take a picture of you each day to document your progress and, again if you want, share on various social media. It’s really inspiring to see the other participants’ clothing!

This is the third year that I’m participating. In 2013 I pledged to wear at least one self-made item (including accessories) per day, however I found that I often just fell back on wearing a single self-made necklace, or other small and relatively insignificant accessory. So in 2014 I pledged to wear at least one self-made garment per day, pushing myself to wear actual clothing. (You can see my documentation of what I wore on past MMMs here.) And this year I’m pushing myself a little bit more. This is my pledge for Me Made May 2015:

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Me-Made-May ’14

Me-Made-May '14

Spring is starting to make itself felt, and this means that I’m thoroughly enjoying the warm sun and amazingly fragrant budding flowers. It also means that I’m getting ready for Me-Made-May ’14. Oh yes! This will be my second time participating in the challenge to …

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Me-Made-May 2013: my pledge

me made me 13

i’m in! i’ve pledged in So, Zo…‘s challenge for the first time. it’s called Me-Made-May and it takes place each year. every participant pledges to wear homemade (sewn, refashioned, knitted, crocheted, etc.) clothing as often as possible throughout the month, but you personalize the details …

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