However! I decided that there will always be excuses. I can always come up with a reason that this is not a good year. That is not why Me-Made-May was invented, though. It's not about being perfect. It's not about having a different handmade item to wear every day otherwise you are a failure. And it doesn't matter if currently a lot of my selfmade items are sweaters which are too warm to wear in May. What matters is that I challenge myself to dive into my wardrobe and make the most of what I have. Participating will also make me more aware of the gaps in my wardrobe and what I should focus on making next. I like knitting or sewing unusual patterns and want to find a way to incorporate that in my wardrober more. I know a lot of sewing blogs call this 'cake vs frosting'* problem (i.e. needing more basics but sewing more frilly dresses), but I don't really see it in those terms. If I want to make only 'frosting', I'll just wear frosting!
So here's what I'll do: Because I don't want to turn this blog into a 'what I wore today' blog (also, I don't have the patience), I will instead keep track of what I wore when. If possible, I will take a picture of each outfit. I will post two evaluation posts, one halfway though May and one at the beginning of June. My goals are:
- To wear all my weather-appropriate handmade items at least once this month
- To count how many handmade items I have in the various categories (sweater, dress, etc) to get a better picture of what my wardrobe still needs
We'll see how it goes! I'm looking forward to it!
Unrelated: that 'Burda dress 122-A 07/2013' that's in my WIP-list... where the hell did that go?! I have unpacked all the moving boxes now and have not found the pieces to that one yet. What on earth did I do with it?
Coming up this weekend: a finished summer top!