Not Another Coco & My Goals for #MeMadeMay2019

by - 4/12/2019


Hi pinups! Today I'm getting into the spirit of Me Made May! A fantastic sewing initiative created by Zoe of 'So, Zo... What do You Know?' sewing blog. I can't remember if I got too involved last year, I always like to in my own way, but this year I want to make a conscious effort to participate which will hopefully benefit my handmade wardrobe.  
My Pledge:

'I, Abi, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2019. I endeavour to wear a handmade item of clothing (including knitwear) every day during May 2019, with hopes to identify holes in my wardrobe and wear garments that may have been pushed aside. Resulting in (hopefully) a more cohesive and easy-to-wear wardrobe!'

Sign up and create your pledge HERE


Working from home, I quickly fall into a rut of grabbing whatever's nearest and comfortable (yes it's pyjamas) and whilst that's what works best for me day-to-day, it keeps catching me out. I'm never ready for surprise house guests, spontaneous lunches out and constantly looking like I'm home sick can feel a little grotty after a couple of days. I want to make a bit more effort in my day to day wardrobe which I'm hoping Me Made May will help me out with.


I'm aiming to wear something handmade (including my knitwear) everyday in May. I'll be taking daily snaps which I'll share at the end of the week in a collage. I find that taking photos puts a bit more pressure on me to actually stick to my goal (but its certainly not a requirement of Me Made May). It's more of a personal log for me and it'll be interesting to see which garments I gravitate too.

I hope to discover the holes in my wardrobe, I know there'll be a few, which I can then go on to rectify. I know basics are something I don't have a lot of, but I've recently discovered the perfect t shirt pattern (I'll be sharing soon) and I've got some skirt plans I want to put into action. This challenge will be the kick up the arse I need to get my wardrobe in shape!

I also don't have a lot of space for clothes, and a brutal sort out is needed. I'm at a weird point in my never ending search as to what my style is, and a lot of my clothing hanging on my rail just isn't working for me anymore. I need to see if I can make these work for me or whether they need to be repurposed or recycled.


I suppose I should mention the dress that's actually in this post! It's another Tilly and the Buttons Coco, a pattern which I'm obsessed with. It's pretty much my all time favourite sewing pattern and I recommend it to everyone! This dress was a spontaneous, one hour sew and I love it. I'm going through a 60s phase and this ticks all the boxes. Coco will definitely be making an appearance this Me May Made!

Are you taking part? What are you hoping to achieve?

Thanks for reading, pinups!
Abi xo

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