April 29, 2015


I, Katie of Handmade Threads, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '15. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made garment (and let's be honest, probably more than one) each day for the duration of May 2015!

I'm sure most of you have heard of Me-Made-May by now, the creation of Zoe at ‘So Zo..What do you know?’- a community challenge designed to encourage sewists to wear their me-made creations for the month of May. The best part is that you can create your own challenge (see mine above) to set yourself up for success! Find out more information and make your own pledge (if you want) here!

This is my third year of sewing seriously and reading sewing blogs, and therefore, my third year of being aware of Me-Made May. The first year, I thought to myself, "Wow, that's nice. I wish I could do that." Last year, I thought, "I'm almost there, but can't quite wear me-made everyday." This year, it's a resounding "I can totally do this!!!"

I plan on posting my me-made outfit (with at least one handmade item - probably more if I'm wearing pants) every day on Instagram, with most likely a weekly wrap up post on the blog. I'll also be on vacation during me-made May... so maybe I'll post more than one photo (swim suit coverups, anyone? maybe a bathing suit appearance??).

This should also be a good opportunity for me to asses some holes in my wardrobe (tank tops being a major one), and a good experience finally participating in this community event!

Are you participating in Me-Made May?? If you've participated before, what year is this for you?


  1. It's pretty rare that I don't wear me made every day.... Ive done the last 2 years. It's not that exciting viewing most of the time, as it's mostly Elle pants and a knit top but I'll do a daily pic, likely an end of month summary and I'm in the Flickr group. It's worth checking out each day - great inspiration! I wish I had the kind of job where I could wear more variety but that's the way it goes! Holiday outfits would certainly be a lot of fun!

  2. I pretty much wear me-made everyday too, but I'm excited that I finally have enough to actually participate (last year I was probably 50% me-made)! Luckily I can wear pretty much anything to work, which makes it easier - but I'm excited for vacation wear most of all! :D Looking forward to seeing the summary of your month!

  3. Yay!! I'm so excited to play along this year too! I pretty much wear me-mades everyday now, but I think it's fun to document it, and share, and to see what everyone else who plays along does with their handmade garments. I can't wait to see your vacation makes!

  4. I can't wait to see your me-made every day clothes! I said this on your post, but my favorite part of MMM is seeing everyone's everyday non-blog wear!