If you've read any of my waffling before now you will know I have a tendency to over-commit - you do not have such an impressive pile of WIPs without making a proper effort!
I have dithered ridiculously - torn between desperately wanting to take part and knowing I've done no prep and precious little sewing as I've been drowning in wedding stationery. Actually can you drown in paper? Probably not, well, smothered then.
But one of the bloggers I admire most is So Zo - not only her impressive makes but the whole ethos behind what she uses and recycles - totally inspiring.
Then I realised I was beating myself up ridiculously, you can personalise your pledge, so cool. So here goes ...
I, Jacq of 'A Good Talking To' blog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear 4 me-made or re-fashioned items each week for the duration of May 2013
I'm not going to take photos every day - to be honest it just won't happen, there's no point in kidding myself. So it'll be a weekly round up from me :)
Well done! I don't have enough clothes yet to do this! Next year :(ReplyDelete
I suspect you'll see repeats from me! :)Delete
Well done for 'committing' to this challenge! I've just popped over to So Zo's blog to see how it works - I think it'll be great fun. Looking forward to seeing your first week x JaneReplyDelete
Thank you - I'll give it my best shot :)Delete
MMM is great fun, I enjoyed the challenge last year and it was great to see what everyone else was wearing too. I'm not doing it this year and my main focus is my exam, hopefully I'll be back involved next year.ReplyDelete
Best of luck with your exam - I will do my best to stick to the pledge :)Delete
Great to have you on board for MMM'13! So glad you stopped stressing yourself out about whether or not to sign up, and remembered you can adapt the pledge to make it do-able for yourself!
Plus thanks heaps for your comment on my recent post about why I feel sewers should refashion and use stash more often. Sounds like you have a wonderful set-up, clothes swapping with your friends. Maybe I way out of the refashioning paralysis you're currently experiencing would be to head to a charity shop and pick up something you like, but don't love, then attempt a refashion on it. In the best case scenario, you'll have ended up with a garment you like plus hopefully feel a bit more confident about refashioning the things you do love. Worst case scenario, you end up with something you're not going to wear but you donated a few quid to charity and had some fun experimenting without the pressure of potentially ruining a fabulous item.
All the best
Thank you so much for the encouragement. I have a plan - I bought a Wallis dress at a recent Clothes Swap, I really liked it but it is 2 sizes too big and had a tear in it. At the end of the sale nobody else had picked it up and I got it for £1. I suppose it's a bit of a cheat as it doesn't need much altering, just taking in at the sides, tweaking a bit at the back and taking up at the shoulders. But I'm ready to give it a go - just need to finish the wedding stationery and I can get sewing again!Delete