Hey, y’all. A question: do I follow you on Instagram? If not, then WHY?? I’m greysfabric, which is pretty easy to remember. Follow me and I’ll follow you. Ok?
This month, I’ve been participating in Me Made May, where you pledge (though I guess I never officially pledged until now, so I Hereby Pledge) to wear stuff you made during the month of May. You can sew from scratch, knit, crochet, refashion, or whatever creative thing it is you do! It doesn’t have to be fancy or anything and it’s not a contest, so why not give it a shot? It’s too late to officially sign up, but I don’t see why you shouldn’t participate nonetheless, just like me.
Since I already wear my stuff at least 5x a week, it’s been pretty simple. When we opened the shop I told myself that I’d wear handmade every day I worked and lately, I’ve even started doing it on my days off. I’m at the point in my sewing career where I’m running out of non-me-made clothes, especially dresses. If you have met me, you probably know that dresses are my favoritest thing to sew.
The lovely Zoe of So, Zo.. What Do You Know? hosts this challenge and Self-Stitched-September to promote community among sewists and boy does it ever work! I have loved following the outfits on Instagram (search for #MMMay13, though I’ve been using #mmm13 because it’s what I happened to see first) and there’s an awesome Flickr pool here. If you are of the Tweeterling persuasion, use the hashtag #MMMay13. We sewists are pretty radically awesome, n’est pas?
I also just bought a new app for my phone that will allow me to add some pretty darned cute images/borders/text. It was developed by the gals behind A Beautiful Mess, a really gorgeous blog that you should check out if you get a chance. Ok here is a sampling of my outfits so far this month: