Me-Made-May: The Last Week

So, when I am writing this, May is officially over. Its weird, it really felt like I was cheating when I put on other-made clothes this morning. I am truly pleased with the outcome of this months project. Not only have I become more aware of what I really wear, I have got a lot of inspiration and feedback from the other participants in MMM. It´s been a great way for me to get connected with other “sewing-fanatics”, it´s been so much fun!

When the end of May was closing in, I began to worry about what to do next. But I did not need to despair – Ali came up with an idea of a summer so-along, I found the Wardrobe Refashion challenge, and I´m signing up for the rest of the year (starting June 15th) to:

pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of “new” manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 / 4 / 6 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings! “

It really fits perfectly with my own challenge.

Lastly, Zoe, the awsome woman who came up with the MMM- idea, has now announced that there will be a Self-Stiched-September too. During MMM we were about 80 participants, for SSS, we are trying to break the magic limit of 100, so come on and join!

I for one can´t wait! Or, really – I can – because I´m upping my game and will try to wear only self-stiched items in September. During May I wore at least one item a day.  This means I really need to make some more autumn appropriate clothing, I´m yet to sew any outerwear, and September can be quite cold up here in the land of the Vikings…

Lucky for me, when September is closing in I´m packing my bags and heading for Greece, to have a couple of weeks of peace and quiet. So I can work my summer wardrobe even a couple of weeks more that I normally would.

Allright. So here are the highlights from MMM´s last week:

Day 24: a refashion-day. Refashioned top and jeans.

Day 25: Me-made top. thrifted fabric and buttons, and handmade lace I got as a gift.

Day 28: My Jackie Kennedy dress, made of white polyester chiffon, but I´ve lined it with cotton, so it´s not so bad even in hot weather.

Day 30: Me-made black cotton-sateen pants and refashioned blouse.

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  1. Ali on 01/06/2010 at 22:19

    Wow! You’ve got quite a few challenges — isn’t it wonderful how it inspires us? I did the Wardrobe Refashion pledge for two months, I didn’t sign up again, partly because I wanted to buy a few items that inspire me to sew more (odd how that works, no?) but I found I have very little desire to buy at all 🙂 Looking forward to seeing how you like it.

    I’ve loved seeing your creations (and your style!) in the Flickr pool, can’t wait to see what you come up with for our sew-along. I’ll be posting that info later today! 🙂

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