I did it! The whole month of May, 31 days! And, every single, flipping day I was sporting something handmade without a single overlap. Me Made May is amazing, friends! If you are tempted to join in, please do next year. It’s really wonderful. These photos are just a sampling but I hope they convey how completely proud of myself I really am.
As I’ve discussed, I didn’t expect this month of handmade to be such a big deal but by having to dress in handmade items all month long I was able to come out of my shell a little bit and discover my own sense of style just a wee bit more. Part of me wants to continue into June while the other part of me is over-the-moon at the prospect of not having to take another picture of myself! Selfie be gone! Tomorrow I might not brush my hair, shower, and I’m tempted to stay in my pajamas.
But, here is a quick round up of why I loved Me Made May: 1) I ran a 5K in a handmade tank top, 2) I grabbed things out of my closet that I wasn’t crazy about until I got compliments all day long about them, 3) I taught sewing classes in clothing I had made, 4) I made new friends who were playing along, and 5) I completely lost the self-consciousness that sometimes accompanies wearing handmade.
Not bad for a month’s effort, huh?