#36: What is Me-Made-May?

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#36: What is Me-Made-May?

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.

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5 comments on “#36: What is Me-Made-May?

  1. Bracken says:

    Hi there, I tried several times so far to sign up to #MMM22 on the SoZo blog but it doesnt let you do so. Not sure if you know that or not but just thought I should seeif I ca contact you here instead.

    1. zoe says:

      Hi Tracey,

      Thanks for your comment. Yeah I had to switch off the comments on my blog because I was getting about 50+ spam comments on there each day, so genuine comments were often missed. I was really sad to take that step but I tried all the other options (confirm humanity etc.) that my blog platform offered. Also, there didn’t seem much point in asking people to sign up on my blog anymore since most people don’t read blogs anymore and tend to interact via Instagram. I LOVE that you found a way to sign up though! What a fantastic and multi-layered pledge. I wish you a wonderful, useful and FUN May! all the best, Zoe x

  2. Bracken says:

    “I Bracken, of https://brackencrafts.blogspot.com, pledge to wear totally me made clothing and also to make as may new items as I can fit into my life during May 2022, as well as investigate further my latest exploration into shoe making throughout May 2022”

  3. Sharyn says:

    I,Sharyn, pledge to wear at least two totally me made tops in May, 2023 and more if I can.

    1. Zoe says:

      Wishing you all the best Sharyn with your challenge! All the best x

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