Yes, I am rather a lax blogger at the best of times...but that's a bit ridiculous!
So, ahem, yes, Me Made May. Starts today, and is aimed at encouraging sewing folk to wear the stuff they make. But I do tend to wear the things I make, so I don't necessarily need the encouragement.
Read more at http://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.co.uk/p/about-me-made-may.html
I'm going to take part anyway to see how I wear my makes, and what gets the most wear.
My personal pledge is to try and wear something made by me as often as I can.
Today I've worn two things of my own.
The first, an a-line skirt I finished yesterday. It started off as an elasticated waist which looked AWFUL, so I undid the top, added a proper waistband and put in a zip. And now it's much better. Although it needs a bit more alteration as the waistband is too big and so the skirt droops rather than sitting on the waist.
The fabric is Alexander Henry 'Kleo', I got a remnant at my local fabric shop - I was eyeing it up for MONTHS before I bought it, and I always know it would be a skirt. It's bonkers and bright and fabulous.
After I decided to re-do the waist I had to get changed so I put on my other weekend make which is a half-circle in a splendid green cotton with a camera print.
I drafted both patterns myself and I'm pretty pleased with the results.
Apart from that I've made a dress for my daughter this weekend which is all twirly and lovely so she is in a me-make today too!
Pink vest/cami & black top - Primark
Cardi - Braintree
Shoes - Brantano