Me Made May '13

I've signed up again for Zoe's  Me Made May 13! I enjoyed it so much last year that it was inevitable that I would sign up again.  Last year I met loads of great supportive sewers by doing this challenge and also found new ways to incorporate my clothes into my wardrobe. The no repeat outfits definitely stretched me!

I've gone with a similar challenge to last year, but this time added in a rule for myself about no panic sewing.  Most of my sewing fails happened last year during May as I panicked and tried to sew up new things quickly.   I have also put in a challenge though to make 2 more wearable items during May (although my list of sewing plans is growing and growing so maybe it will be more).

Here's my pledge:

'I, Kirsty of Top Notch, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013, with no repeat outfits. I will also make two new wearable items and will not do any panic sewing!'

Last year I posted here everyday, but this year I will probably do a weekly roundup. I will post my outfits daily on flickr group.

If you want to read more or sign up click on over at Zoe's blog.  Sign up even if you just pledge to wear one item!    


  1. Yay! I´m in too! The panic sewing point is a very good one!

  2. Cool! I'm trying to decide if I'll go for it this year. I tried last year but failed since I was out of the country for 2 weeks. And now I'm going to be away from home again this year! Taking the pictures is the hardest part for me, but I LOVE seeing everyone else's pictures, whether I participate or not!

  3. I've read so much about MMM, but wasn't sewing as of May last year so it will be fun to follow everyone's progress this year. I'll probably wait until the last day to decide if I'm joining. I'd like to, but I really don't have much made yet. I wonder if my family would mind if I locked myself in my sewing room the next couple of weekends.....

  4. Oh you should definitely do it. It really is so much fun. You could even just pledge to wear one outfit a week - I know you have more than that!!! Charlotte, tira, pavlova, cordova... there you go, that's 6 pieces at least I know of... SIGN UP!

  5. I agree, I just love seeing everyone's outfits. I pick up so many new patterns seeing the other outfits. I really hope you can join in.

  6. I'm so glad Merche!!!! Yes, beware of panic sewing :)