Being a part of Me-Made-May is a lot of fun and I’ve been wanting to join since it was announced. Participants are encouraged to phrase the pledge themselves, in a way to make it more challenging every time. This is the reason why I’ve been hesitant, since my wardorbe is limited at the moment due to breast-feeding and not having gotten my pre-pregnancy body quite back yet.
But, as Zoe pointed out, sometimes the challenge is not about wearing more me-mades than the previous round, sometimes life gives you a challenge in itself (her “life’s challenge” is being pregnant). So perhaps I should reduce my number of me-mades, as it is challenging enough just to dress.
Further on, I also thought that I should use this opportunity to focus on the things I want to change about my personal style, which is to focus on thrifting and getting out of that sweat-pants trap I’ve fallen into.
‘I, Helena of Crafting My Own Style, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear one me-made garment for at least 16 days of May 2013. For the remaining days, me-made is encouraged by myself and I will also focus on the thrifted clothes of my wardrobe. As an added, personal pledge, I also endeavour NOT to wear sweat pants at all during May 2013. ‘
I will post my me-made outfits to the Flickr group and all outfits will be posted here.
Wish me luck, with my currently larger waist/hip this seems like a real challenge, but I want in on the fun this year as well.