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My Me-Made-May Plan

I have never done Me-Made-May before, but feel like this year I am finally ready to give it a go!

I will be blogging about my experience as a newbie over at The Sewcialists, but will link back here also.

Here is my pledge for signing up:

I, Chloe of @chloe_deadlycraft(IG) and http:deadlycraft.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a handmade garment as many days as I can in May 2018, to wear each of my handmade items at least once and to make another version of something I already like to increase my TNT game!

I have a few considerations for MMM going on in that pledge and wanted to break them down a bit:

Pledge Component 1.  I want to wear handmade as many days as I can in May

This will be tricky - I split what I wear into workwear and more casual for at home.  In both cases I don't have enough basics that can be worn more often:  for example, I don't have a pair of plain black or grey work pants that I have made.

To complicate matters, I have a hen's weekend to go to in Tasmania, where it is cold!  I don't have many cold weather items because they aren't much use here. I will have to get creative there...
The Sasha, Ames, Harrison and Appleton
The plan for work wear:


The plan for casual wear:




PLUS - I have a couple of t-shirts / blouses that I want to copy.

There is WAY too much there, though to be fair - two items are nearly finished and one is at least underway, so perhaps this is doable...

Pledge Component 2.  I will wear each of my handmade items at least once

This is pretty easy - I don't have heaps and heaps and I am going to use this to force myself to repurpose or donate items I am really not wearing or don't like.

Pledge Component 3 - I would like to make another version of something I already like to increase my TNT game

This doesn't really fit with the list I just made above :(  I think I will add another Paprika Patterns Onyx top in there if I can?  Its a good simple-t-shirt-shape but actually a woven.  Either that or I could try and make another Named Patterns Sointu Kimono Tee?  I was a pattern tester for that one but it never got blogged.  I made it out of a stiff fabric, and would like a much more drapey version.

The Sointu and the Onyx
This probably means I won't make the Sasha Trousers or the Linden.  We'll see how I go!

Am loving that this is giving a bit of focus to my planning.  I am good at working to pattern test deadlines so hopefully this will spur me on!

Ciao for now.



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