Friday, 17 April 2015

Me Made May 2015

I have signed up to the challenge:


'I, Jennifer Shaw of Jennifer's Sewing Space, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '15. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment each day for the duration of May 2015'

I'm excited! I didn't feel ready to participate last year for a number of reasons however this year I think that I have enough me-made garments to make an interesting challenge (and that are of an acceptable quality to wear.)

Particular events which make this an interesting challenge are that we are away on holiday at the end of the month: to Ireland. However more specifically to a festival. Right now I don't really have any festival gear and it was number 4 on my 2015 sewing plan. So I think I'll be doing a touch of research into the ins and outs of no-camping-required festivals. This festival plus associated holiday takes up a full week in May and I'm excited :-D I also have an adult job now - and whereas there are no hard and fast rules on uniform - I feel more inclined to wear something more formal than my usual crazy print fit and flare style that I seem to have adopted!

Items in my handmade wardrobe which currently see a lot of wear include my trusty minoru jacket:


I think this goes with about 90 % of my wardrobe. I'm still working on starting my plan for a spring jacket - however as spring has only really just arrived I don't feel so bad. I have my pattern and fabric ready I just need to make one alteration to the front jacket piece then it's all good to go.

another item which has found it's way into immediate rotation is my Julia Cardigan:


Clearly I don't wear it with a party dress every day however it goes with, again, 90 % of my wardrobe and definitely fits the work appropriate criteria that I'm looking to build!

There are also a few items which I hope to finish up before the end of the first week of May - just to give me more choice. Two of these are cut and ready to sew, I have two patterns ready to cut the fabric from. One of the patterns that I'm hoping to have a bash at (and is the one I have traced pieces for) is this simplicity 1467. I got this free with a sewing magazine this month and think that this pattern alone could fill a few of my pre-May gaps.



Have a great weekend everyone, this week has been insanely busy with work for me yet I find myself enjoying what i do more now than since I worked in the shop/warehouse until 2009. Thats not to say I haven't enjoyed my studies until now - just that I prefer this :-) - so I shall celebrate 6 pm tonight with a large glass of red wine!! Has anyone else signed up for me made may 2015?

Jennifer xx

12 comments:

  1. wow … you are doing me made may - can’t wait to see!!!

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    1. Thanks :-) I'm hopeful to vary it enough so that I'm not wearing the same thing every day!!

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  2. I've signed up for my first ever Me Made May with a very modest pledge. I re-started my sewing life last August so I don't have enough to wear something me-made every day. It's exciting though! Can't wait to get started and to see what you're wearing each day too.

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    1. Thanks! I do think it is a great way to better assess your wardrobe and what you actually wear! Plus its always fun to sew something new (especially if it gets you out a me made hole!!)

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  3. I have signed up for the last couple of years. After MMM14 I knew where all the gaps were in my handmade wardrobe and most of them were staple items. Good luck with the challenge.

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    1. Thanks - Totally agree with your assessment too as i'm finding more and more that the longer I go without actively replacing RTW items more holes are appearing than i'm able to fix!!

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  4. ooooo - not sure whether to sign up - think I have enough items but all the added bits ooooooo not sure!!!! -I'm so impressed that you have items cut a ready to go ... How do yo do that!!!! go gal look forward to seeing your posts xx

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    1. The good thing about MMMay (IMO) is your challenge is unique to what you feel you can achieve so certainly I felt like it would be an interesting challenge :-). I'm also not too sure how I came about having so many items cut yet unsewn - definately looking forward to a few hours to sew them all together!! xx

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  6. I found your blog because of your Me Made May pledge. It's my first time participaiting and I'm very excited. ;)
    I'm really looking forward to see a lot beautiful selfmade outfits from you and all the other participants.

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    1. Thanks :-) I think MMMay is great for finding other sewing bloggers and so great to get loads of inspiration :-).

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