Thursday, April 8, 2010

Me-Made-May: Join Zoe

Zoe from 'So Zo...' has just completed her Me-Made-March wearing just things she has made herself (except bras, socks, tights and shoes) for the whole month of March. I am very impressed. March isn't exactly a warm month so I am in awe.

 She is going to do it again in May but this time everyone can join in. I think it's a fabulous idea! There is a lite version "in which you aim to wear at least one handmade garment each day throughout May". I have already been doing that since October though (I have been wearing at least my blue tartan coat or my plaid jacket everyday since then).

It will be quite a challenge I think. I don't mind not wearing pants (I don't have any here I have made myself) - I love wearing skirts and dresses and I have a couple of pairs of shorts. I think my main problem will be making some warm jumpers or tops. I don't really have any me-made ones. Well actually now that I think of it, I have  black wool kind of jacket that I never hemmed and I shrunk in the washing machine but maybe if I just cut the sleeves shorter.....

I can knit but I think if I was to start knitting a jumper I would finish it sometime around Christmas...

I am slowly working on my Spring trench coat. It is coming together nicely. I am trying to do at least 2 or 3 steps from the pattern instructions everyday. That is manageable. I have to go look for some buttons for it tomorrow. There is a really great button store 5 minutes walk away. It has millions of buttons! There are hundreds of drawers full of them. They sell cool belt buckles too. But mostly just buttons. The ladies in there are really nice. Last time I went in they helped me find an apple button to match the fabric of some shorts I made last month. 

I have so many garments that I have finished but don't have pictures of. Any volunteers?


  1. Hi Jodi,

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I found the Mrs. Darcy Cardigan pattern plus modifications for you:

    Happy to see you'll be participating in the Me-Made-May as well! And knitting a sweater isn't as hard as it seems :-). I was definitely intimidated at first, but after making a couple I can say that it's fun and rewarding!

  2. Thank you so much for the link! I just have to muster up some courage - and figure out what all those knitting abbreviations mean :)


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