Hello! Are you joining in with Me Made May this year? I'll admit, we're over a week into the month and I'm only just starting to think about - which means you can join in from now too!
If you haven't come across it before, Me Made May is an annual challenge that encourages participants to wear their handmade clothing and accessories throughout the month of May. The challenge was created by Zoe Edwards, a sewing blogger and pattern designer, in 2010.
To take part all you have to do is commit to wearing at least one handmade item every day for the month of May! These can be crocheted, knitted or sewn and you can post your outfits on social media using the hashtag #MeMadeMay
Anyone can join in, there are no fixed rules or requirements - you can participate in whatever way works best for you. If you're a beginner crocheter, you can start by wearing simple pieces like shawls and hats. As you become more confident, you can try making more challenging garments like jumpers and cardigans
Here are some tips for participating in Me Made May:
- Start by setting realistic goals for yourself. If you're a beginner crocheter and don't have a big wardrobe of handmade items yet, just post one or two a week. Next year you'll have loads more, I'm sure!
- Mix and match your handmade pieces. You can create a variety of different outfits - for example, you could wear a crocheted shawl with a sewn dress.
- Don't be afraid to get creative. If you're stuck for ideas, try searching for inspiration on Pinterest or Instagram. You can also find inspiration in magazines or fashion blogs.
- Have fun! Me Made May is a challenge, but it's also a lot of fun. So relax and have fun putting your outfits together!
It's a fun way to connect with other crocheters, knitters and sewists and make new friends - I encourage you to join in the fun this May!
If you're looking to crochet up something for Me Made May, I'd recommend my Printer Ink Scarf. It's crocheted in 4ply yarn and it's very light and airy for wearing at this time of year. You can find the pattern on my website and on Ravelry.