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Me Made May 2020 – Some thoughts taking on Me Made May in lockdown

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I’ve taken part in the Me-Made-May challenge since 2014.  In the early years, it was a challenge just to wear my me-mades all month. There was always a hunt for me-mades in the laundry and I was often wearing a hotch-potch of makes together.

However, last year participation took a different turn. I no longer needed to measure success by my ability to quickly turn around me-mades in the laundry or cope with weird style or colour combinations. Most of my clothes are now me-mades and there is plenty of choice.

Me-Made-May instead is a chance to record the combinations and styles I like to wear, examine the colours and pattern companies that I use and generally get a handle on what wardrobe gaps there are.

I thought this year I would be doing much the same, but events have changed that and although it seems rather frivolous to be talking about fashion and clothes at this time, I am finding it a welcome distraction. So thanks to Zoe for suggesting a “gentle” version of the challenge, it’s just what I need at the moment.

Since lockdown I have been working at home. I’m one of those people who don’t “feel right” working in pyjamas, so I don’t imagine that my wardrobe will change that much, but it will be interesting to see.

Here’s my pledge for Me Made May:

“I, Steely Seamstress of sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2020. I pledge to wear thoughtfully selected outfits each day of May and challenge myself to wear stylish, but casual looks that are practical at home while I continue to work, and home-school.”

This pic is from last year’s challenge. You’re going to see a lot more of the weeds in my back garden!

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