Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Me-Made-May 2015

I, Nayla, of Nayla's Notions sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '15.  I endeavour to wear at least one garment handmade by myself each day for the duration of May 2015.

There's my Me-Made-May pledge for 2015!  An awesome challenge to promote the wearing of handmade garments and inspire us crafty sewists to be proud of what we made!

If you'd like to sign up, head over to the official sign up page.

I LOVE the Me-Made-May challenge! This will be my second year participating.  I love it because it counteracts the fast fashion culture of cheap and fast.  In today's fast paced, mass-production oriented world, hand made garments are very special.  People who are not sewists or otherwise aware of the sewing world are so amazed that we actually made the garments they see us wearing because it's so counter culture.  Let's be proud of what we've made and show it to the world!  Sometimes a garment doesn't get worn because there's a minor imperfection and as sewists we can be very critical of our own work.  Well, other's will probably not even notice the things we notice.  So, this is a time to be mindful about what we wear each day and in doing so, rediscover and learn to love the garments we've made in the past.

I'm excited about this years challenge.  I'll be posting weekly updates.

Happy Sewing!!


  1. True words on fast fashion! I'm taking part for the first time and I'm very excited. ;)
    Looking forward to see a lot beautiful selfmade outfits from you and all the other participants.

  2. That's wonderful! I hope you enjoy it. I'm looking forward to seeing your handmade wardrobe as well :)