I have learnt a few things from Me-Made-May.
- Wearing stuff I have made myself makes me happier! It feels good to wear things I have put my time and effort into. Plus, it is a trillion times better getting a compliment on something I have made myself opposed to a store-bought item. I even liked doing my laundry during this month - pulling all my me-made stuff out of the washing machine, it was satisfying.
- I don't really need more clothes (at least for this season). I managed to get through the month with just two cardigans. Sure a few more items would make mixing and matching easier (like a solid coloured jacket), but they are not necessary. Usually the things I need are actually things I want. I need to change my thinking on that. There is too much clothing waste everywhere. And in my case, I buy far too much fabric which I really do not need.
- Before May started I was a little worried about how I would get through an entire month without certain items (like my H&M tank tops which I previously wore pretty much every day layered under other things or alone). But I barely even thought about them! I have too many rarely used things taking up space. I'm going to cull my wardrobe which shouldn't be too difficult since at the start of the month I separated all my me-made stuff from the store-bought.
So I want to say a huge thank you!! to Zoe for creating Me-Made-May. I enjoyed this challenge a lot, the ups and downs of it and following everyone on the flickr group. I am looking forward to being a part of Self-Stitched-September!
'I, Jodi, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-September. I endeavour to wear only handmade and refashioned items of clothing every day for the duration of September 2010'.
There are three months until September so that is plenty of time for me to make stuff like socks and underwear - things I don't have me-made of.