Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Happy Me-Made-May!

Guess what day it is today?? It's the beginning of Me-Made-May 2013!

Me, acting all Michelle Obama in my Grannysmith Blouse 
I'm too excited for words. As I've said before, I've been eager to partake for several years.

(For those of you not familiar with Me-Made-May, it's an event initiated by Zoe from So, Zo... and it involves wearing something you made for the entire duration of the month.)

I was going to do a strictly me-made month, but I now feel the need to be more realistic, so I'll be wearing something I made four days per week only. If I can do more, that's great, but if not, that's OK*. My goals with this challenge are to:

- Celebrate the clothes I've sewn for myself and the hard work I've put into it. Try to see the imperfections of the garments as a testimony, or a reminder, of a lesson learned, rather than a source of self-reprimand. After all, if the garment is still in my closet it means there's more positive than negative to it. Focus on what's working, rather than what's not working -- see the glass as half full!

- Reflect on style and the sewing choices I've made so far. How are the clothes working for my lifestyle -- practically and aesthetically? How is my quest for personal style coming along? Do I feel that my self-stitched wardrobe is representing me -- my personality & my worldview?

- Up my game in self-care on a day-to-day basis. I work from home, so I have zero incentive to dress well and make any special efforts in that respect. Why bother, when I'm going to be spending the day translating alone in my dark and humid basement? BECAUSE IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. In a effort to separate work and home life more clearly, I'll be giving the following routine a try this month: Wake up, put on my self-made outfit, do hair and make-up as if I'm going to the office. Take picture for MMM'13. Go out and walk to the nearby Tim Horton's. Get coffee. Come back home "to my office". Now I'm working.

Having established what I aim to achieve this month, I would like to kick off this year's MMM'13 with my most popular garment of all time: the Grannysmith Blouse.

Happy Me-Made-May everyone!

* Oh, and for your blogging sanity, I will be grouping all my outfits in one post at the end of the week. 


  1. I like your third goal for the challenge! I've been pretty into my pajamas lately and could probably use the same goal for myself!

  2. I think that sounds like a good work "commute" to have.

  3. You've made a great start to MMM, can't wait to see the rest of your outfits this month!

  4. Looking so happy and beautiful Adrienne. Happy MMM!

  5. Oh man, your third goal is so great. I work from home too and I haven't gotten out of my PJs before noon in... longer than I'd care to admit. I've been trying to make a wardrobe that will meet me in the middle: fewer defined waists to inhibit lounging on my couch while typing, and more jersey knits!

    1. Yeah, it's good to be realistic and maybe I should be more realistic in my me-made wardrobe. MMM'13 is such a great opportunity to stop and think about those questions!

  6. And what a fabulous start. I've said it before, and I"ll say it again - that blouse is spectacular. Bring it!!

  7. Love your me made pictures and that granny smith blouse!!

    I hear you on the work from home days!! Time to up my game too!


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