It’s almost the start of May, and I’ve decided to think through my pledge with you. I’ve taken part a few times in the past, and found it really helpful for clarifying my future plans.
I already wear handmade clothing most days, except the three days which I wear a uniform to work. For the challenge to be useful I think I need so do something a little new. In terms of sustainability and making good use of all of my wardrobe, I would like to think about the combinations in which I wear both my handmade and ready to wear clothes. I want to see where the gaps are- which things I wear all the time and are wearing out, which are great, but don’t fit as well as I would like and need adjusting, which just don’t suit my style now and never make it into regular rotation.
So my pledge for this year: To wear a unique combination of my current wardrobe each day, except where I am required to wear my uniform. I’m also going to keep track of where the gaps are, and what I might need to do to fill them, whether it is looking out for something in the charity shop, or sewing it up later in the year. If there are things that don’t get worn at all, I want to think about why, and consider modifying, remaking, or clearing out those things that don’t work for me any more.
I’m not going to worry about photographing or documenting each day, but I might share any new combinations that I discover and really love! Good luck to any of you that are also taking part, and if you want to know more about the challenge, I recommend that you visit Zoe’s blog here.
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Thanks for your thoughts on Me Made May! I first tried to participate last year and felt some pressure. But I can really appreciate your idea of looking for new ways to wear what you already have. That sounds very doable! 🙂
Thanks. I think it’s such a waste to ignore the well made thrifted or ready to wear things in my wardrobe. I might replace some of them with sewn garments when they wear out, but not until they do!
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I just found your blog as I was looking for other people taking the Me Made May pledge. I see a lot of people wanting to make many new things for their wardrobe but I think it’s also a lot of fun to challenge yourself to work with what you have!