In the nick of time I’ve decided to sign up for MMM15.
For a while I was not sure what to commit myself to. Over half of my wardrobe is me made, so it would hardly be an endeavour to pledge to wear the usual “one me made garment per day”. So I decided to do something different:
‘I, Chris of Said&Done http://www.handmadebychris.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15.
I endeavour to wear my me-made dresses in May 2015 (weather permitting) and analyse why I do or don’t like wearing them. I pledge to draw conclusions from my findings in order to sew more wearable dresses in the future.’
I`m thinking I might get the best of MMM and the Wardrobe Architect. I can join in the collective fun of MMM, but also I get to reflect a little about my me-mades in the real world.
You see, I have loads of dresses! And I want to sew even more of them. And my sewing is advanced enough so that most of the new dresses turn out wearable. But I don’t wear all of those dresses. Some of them stay in my wardrobe for years on end – and I couldn’t even say why.
So this year I would like to find out what puts some dresses in regular rotation and makes others stay on their hangers.
Because this is how I roll, I will make a list assessing the following categories:
- style of dress
- comfort factor of material
- ease of care
I will then devise a plan for my future sewing that will allow me to avoid sewing dresses that I end up not wearing.
I kind a know already which dress will come out top in my list – the Siena dress. But it’ll be interesting to see why those full-skirted vintage style dresses that I love looking at don’t really get worn once the initial excitement is over.
Readers, how about you? Are you joininig Me Made May 15? And what is your pledge?