Me-Made-June: Jumping In!

Hey everyone! I’ll be checking in on the Sew-Along group and putting together a Pre-Sewing Checklist tomorrow, so I thought I’d talk about something else today – an upcoming challenge!

Our favourite fearless leader of the Me-Made revolution is at it again! This time, it’s alliteration-free, somewhat. Me-Made-June is the next challenge to wear, show off, and contemplate our handmade wardrobes. Are you in?

You may be wondering if I am participating this time around? I didn’t participate in Me-Made-March, and I’m glad I didn’t. Not because I don’t love wearing things I’ve made, because I do! It’s more that I found the full-time courseload challenging, with the added time commitment of blogging and shipping orders.

But now, things are different! I have my own office, I have a fantastic bike commute, I can easily spare a couple of minutes to run out and take photos. Best part? It’s June, so the chances of sunny, warm weather are good! (It’s pouring rain as I write this, but my fingers are crossed for sunshine in the months ahead…)

This time, I’m upping my game. I’m going to wear ALL Me-Made items for the month! Part of why I didn’t participate is because I really wanted to take the challenge to the next level, and knew I didn’t have the right items nor the time to whip up half a wardrobe.

There’s one exception – bike shorts. These padded, super-stretchy bike shorts are essential for my commute. They’re padded for comfort and they keep me from flashing the other commuters. I can’t make them, and I can’t give them up for the month else I won’t be able to ride every day! (Ouch!)

Which means all of my outfits for the month need to be bike-friendly, since I ride every day to work. Time to shelve the slim skirts for a while!

Some of the things I’d like to make in preparation for Me-Made-June:

  • More dresses! Because it’s summer, because I love dresses, and because they’re easy to bike in.
  • More skirts: solid colours, full and A-line styles for biking and mixing with my Pendrell Blouses.
  • A couple of brightly printed Crescent Skirts for biking, to wear with a tee shirt
  • A Me-Made lightweight jacket of some kind, to go over the dresses and skirts

Uh oh, that’s an ambitious list! Seems to be the way it goes with me. If I even get part of it done, I’ll have a better chance of making interesting outfits next month!

What about you? Are you with me? Let’s proudly show off and celebrate our Me-Made clothing in June!

15 Responses to Me-Made-June: Jumping In!

  1. Amy (quixoticpixels) April 28, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    I’ll be playing along too! I need to get cracking if I want to have an interesting mix of things to wear :)

  2. Corinne April 28, 2011 at 7:18 am #

    I’m taking a shot at it too, my plan is to use at least one me made piece per day. I also need to get a few more pieces made as well, great plans, good intentions, I’m ready!

  3. Patty April 28, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    I did memademarch and it was hard because of the weather – I’m a RTW knit girl! June will be MUCH more fun and easier to be all handmade! I just finished my first destined-for-summer cotton skirt (with coordinating shirt) as much as I love dresses, I’m all about separates this year!

    Since they’re easier to move, garden and bike in (I’m learning to ride a 3 wheeled bike! first time ever on a bike!) I’m focusing on full circle (and probably a few crescents, and perhaps the new colette a-line…) for the skirts even though I think I look best in straighter skirts.

    I so love the camaraderie of the me-made months. It’s always sort of a letdown the first few days after the challenge ends. I like keeping tabs on everyone!

  4. The Cupcake Goddess April 28, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    I didn’t know it was in June (I was thinking May from last year) but I too, am eager to join. Somedays, I can’t seem to get out of my sweats and that really needs to change. I don’t know if I’m brave enough to only wear me-made, but I think I’ll up the challenge to at least 2 me made articles a day! Yay! Off to get the wardrobe ready!


  5. Funnygrrl April 28, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    June is a better month than March weather-wise for us Canadian folk. I’ll have to do an inventory and get busy in May sewing up what I’m missing.
    Might be just the challenge I need to get me moving on the sewing.

  6. Susan - Knitters Delight April 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    I really did enjoy the last Me-Made, so June should be a blast. Now I need to get a crackin’ on my new items I want to sew….

  7. Alexandra Mason April 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    I did Me Made March and really enjoyed it…looking forward to taking part in June as hopefully the weather will be nicer here!

  8. Trisha April 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    I’ll play along! :) I participated in Me-Made-May last year, and I’ve been looking forward to it again this year.

  9. Amanda April 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    I like your list of things to make, it’s similar to what I want to do! I participated in MM March, but my output was less than stellar. It was a great exercise though in realizing I need more separates and other items to complement the stuff I’ve already made. MM June would be the perfect month for me because warm weather is my favorite, but I haven’t sewn enough since last time to make it interesting! Maybe this will encourage me to sew like the wind for MM September :) Btw, love your outfit in this post, especially paired with those earrings!

  10. Debi April 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Fantastic! I may be joining along as well!!! :)

  11. Sophia April 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    It sounds fun. Maybe I’ll join, too.

  12. Debbie April 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    I had such fun with Me Made March, that I’ve signed up for June Me Made June too!

  13. Rachel April 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    I took part in Me Made March (and Me Made May last year), and i’m not taking part in Me Made June for exactly the reason that you didn’t do march – next time I take part I want to up the ante as well and wear only me-made items… maybe next March for me. Can’t wait to see all your gorgeous outfits, in particular since they’ll be bike friendly.

  14. Kristen May 1, 2011 at 4:54 am #

    Congrats! I’m actually sitting this one out after upping my ante in Me-Made March. It was great and I loved it but there are just too many things going on this June to put the time into the planning and blogging of the outfits. Looking forward to the next one though! Have fun!

  15. Tasia May 2, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    Thanks everyone! I may have to re-think the ONLY me-mades on account of the fact I have no jackets. And it’s rainy here, I don’t want to catch a cold! But I will definitely be busting out the handmade garments with pride. I’m excited! And so glad that lots of you are playing, too!