Sewing and textiles with Ann
I’m pleased to be able to commit to Me Made May this year. I didn’t last year. May was an awful month in a fairly awful year.
I do ‘Me Made’ almost every day anyway, inspired by the first time I came across Me Made May, however many years ago. In fact, I occasionally have ‘Bought Days’ when I look at the few RTW garments in my wardrobe and deliberately wear them! So that won’t be happening in May 2019. I usually make an exception for days when I am out country walking. All of my walking kit is bought, years ago, and refuses to wear out and need a Me Made replacement. And it’s important to wear wickable, waterproof, breathable and so on when I am out walking, so I just stick to the ‘bought kit’. Anyway, sort of sadly, I may not be out walking this May.
My wardrobes are stuffed full of clothes, and whilst I didn’t sew much last year, its good news that I have started again. Or is it?
May is a good time to make an assessment of a range of weights of clothes. I sometimes wonder whether that is why May was chosen as Me Made month, or it was chosen just for its alliterative qualities. So my objective is to make an assessment at the end of the month, with the possibility of clearing out quite a bit of stuff to the charity shop.
I have started off with a May staple – my original Moneta. The original and no 2 come out regularly at this time of year and will both survive the cull.
Day 2 is interesting. I am wearing some recently made wide-legged trousers. In fact I have made two pairs recently from a Vogue pattern and the Maker’s Atelier wide legged trousers. They seem to be all the rage in the sewing magazines, but I don’t see any out there in the real world. I was in London earlier in the week and made a deliberate attempt to look for wide legged trousers, and I hardly saw any. As a teenager of the 70’s (Yes, really) I grew up in them, and they are really comfy, and far easier to fit than slim leg trousers. So I could ask ‘what’s not to like?’ But there are many in the world who still prefer slimmer trousers, and may not like.
And all sleep wear is Me Made, and will continue to be so throughout the month.
So, that’s a starter for 31 (days). I’m not going to do a daily roll call or update, but I will blog as my assessment gets clearer.