Me-Made-May 2014


How could I not, once again, participate in this challenge?  It was a lot of fun last year, and it also helped me get back into regular sewing, which was an added bonus.  I never had any intentions of this blog having anything to do with sewing, but it is something I do, therefore, something I will occasionally blog about.  Heads up, everyone, I will be participating in Me-Made-May ’14, so more photos of me are about to be flooding your readers in the form of weekly round up posts of my me-made items that I will be wearing for next month – sorry, but not sorry?  🙂

My pledge this year will involve me wearing more of my handmade items than I did last year – only one item a week was my goal for 2013.  I had to take a look in my closet and make sure I could handle more this time.  I may not have an over abundance of handmade clothing, but I do have enough for a challenge.  I counted 28 items that I have made, and that was just hanging up.  Although, several of which are velvet/winter material, so I’m not sure if I will be able to wear any of those, but I just might try anyway.  I am not gonna commit to making anything new this time around since I have steadily been sewing throughout the year.  I don’t wanna rush through any projects, and I am sure I will have a new thing or two to show when the month of May is over.  So this year:

‘I, (Erika of, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavor to wear five items of handmade clothing each week, making 20 items total, for the duration of May 2014.’

I will do a weekly blog post round up of what I have worn through the month, and I will be wearing some different things than I wore last year.  (I know at least that I have more dresses for the 2014 challenge.)  It is gonna be fun and I can’t wait to see what everyone else has to show!

To those of you who enjoy the weekly outfit posts, thanks in advance for following along.  More posts about this to come…

Oh, and one other thing… Those of you who do sew, any recommendations as to where to get some custom made sewing labels?  It is something I want to look into, so maybe someone might be able to steer me in the right direction.  Thanks.


6 Replies to “Me-Made-May 2014”

  1. Best of luck with your me-made May pledge. With 28 handmade pieces you could wear something different nearly every day for the month! 🙂


    1. Yes, I pretty much could. My only concern was wearing the thicker material in May, in Tennessee. The weather here goes from mild to hot in a matter of hours sometimes.


    1. It is a nice way to get them worn. I am always up for a challenge that gets me to pay attention to what I have taking up space in the closet.


  2. I’ll be looking forward to seeing your handy work. Hoping to purchase a sewing machine and sewing a few thing myself. I think I would like a tunic style pattern made with a light material for the summer.


    1. I am glad to hear you are looking forward to it. I think a tunic style top would be a great pattern to start with for the summer. Something light and flowy for those hot days. 😉


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