Me Made May 2022 Challenge

Me May Made is coming up! I have half-heartedly participated in previous years on Instagram, but thanks to Lucy of A Knit and a Cake, who has connected me with the origin of the movement at So, Zo, What Do You Know? I now have a much better understanding of the challenge, and I’m looking forward to participating in 2022. If you are curious about Me Made May, here is a link to this years’ write up which explains the challenge.

I’ve had a look at my handmade wardrobe, and have come up with a challenge that I think will be doable. I’ve identified four garments I’ve sewn within the previous year that I don’t love and rarely wear. Each week I will alter one with the goal of making it more loved and wearable. I will post a before and after photo of each. I also pledge to wear at least one outfit each week that includes a handmade garment — which may or may not include the altered item of the week, depending on how successful the alteration is. I will analyze my handmade wardrobe throughout the month, identifying what has worked, what hasn’t, where there are holes to fill, and outline a new sewing plan for my wardrobe moving forward in 2022.

Although Me Made May was originally intended for sewing, I think you could also apply this challenge to knitting as well.

10 thoughts on “Me Made May 2022 Challenge

  1. You have reminded me that I have this basket of things that I need to mend or alter! Everything from repairing torn seams and pockets to adding pockets and adjusting shoulder/armhole fit. I have rather narrow sloping shoulders and so I often have to ‘pick-up the shoulders and reset the sleeves. It helps to have a tee shirt that fits well to use a pattern/guide for that adjustment. Even off the shoulder styles look better when I remove some of that excess fabric, and ‘lift’ the armhole. Thanks for the inspiration to get cracking on these items!

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