Me-Made-May is a popular annual wardrobe challenge that helps participants improve their relationship with their handmade wardrobe. It also gives you the opportunity to learn lots of useful lessons that will inform your making going forwards. Episode #36 is a deep dive into the challenge that I inadvertently created thirteen years ago. Whether you’ve already heard of MMM, have taken part in the past, or it’s entirely new to you, this episode will help you decide if you want to step up to the challenge this year, and how to get the maximum benefit from it if you do!
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What is Me-Made-May?
MMM is a wardrobe challenge that helps you improve your relationship with your handmade items. It can also teach you what to make (and not make) in the future!
What isn’t Me-Made-May?
- MMM isn’t a making challenge
- MMM isn’t a photo challenge
- MMM isn’t a competition
- MMM isn’t about having heaps of handmade clothes
So who is MMM for?
The challenge is for anyone with at least one handmade item that wants to make improvements to their wardrobe and how they feel about it.
How do I take part?
You will need to intentionally wear your handmade items more and/or in different ways throughout May 2022.
Have a think about the handmade items you own, how often you already wear them, and perhaps if there are any areas of your relationship with your wardrobe that you already know could use some improvement.
Then set your own pledge outlining the specifics of your challenge before 1st May. There’s a fun pledge formula that you can use, it goes:
“I (insert name or username) pledge to wear (insert specifics of your pledge) for throughout May 2022”
You can keep this entirely to yourself, tell friends and family, or share this on social media: whatever you wish.