We are well into spring here in Budapest. The year is flying like usual.
Zoe, the wonderful organiser of Me-Made-May posted the MMM 17 sign up post a few days ago.
If you don't know what MMM is you can read all about it here in detail but basically it's a challenge where you wear clothes you have made yourself. You can decide whether you want to wear one item per day, or just me-made garments. It is up to you to make it challenging for yourself. I have taken part in most of the MMM challenges over the years since 2010. It's a lot of fun! Every year more and more people join in. It's so nice seeing the amazing creations the others make.
I know it is possible for me to only wear me-made garments because I have done it so many times before. That in itself isn't so hard. Last year I tried to make it harder by only wearing outfits that I actually like, rather than mismatched clothes that make me feel self-conscious. This year I would like to carry that on, and also try to have a bit more variety by using different accessories. So here is my pledge:
'I, Jodi, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear only me-made garments in combinations I like each day for the duration of May 2017 and to try to have as many different outfits as possible through the use of accessories'
I'm just thinking back on what I wore last May. I didn't post my outfits on here but I posted a lot of them on Instagram.
Day 11 of #memademay I made this leotard more than a month ago but have been too nervous to actually wear it until now. I wasn't so happy with the fit but I finally thought f*ck it. It usually takes a few wears before things I have made feel like 'real' clothes. #neon #leotard #handmadewardrobe #mmm16
One which really sticks out as something I didn't love is my leotard. Or rather, the way I wore it. 80's style, over leggings or tights. Would you believe, it's only in the last few months that I have realised I can wear my leggings over my leotard!!! It makes a huge difference. It looks a million times better. Although sometimes it is fun to do the whole 80's thing with legwarmers... I guess the lesson is, just because the pattern is from a particular era, you do not have to style the garment like that always.
I'm looking forward to going through my clothes, pulling out all my warm weather garments, fixing the things which need fixing. I also have a few half finished garments which I hope to have done in the next few weeks.