|So what is it? For those of you who haven’t taken part before then here are the details
Me-Made-May (or #memademay2020 as it’s also known on instagram) is an annual challenge for people who make their own clothes, launched by blogger and maker Zoe Edwards.
The idea is to encourage makers to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe, by asking them to pledge to rethink how they wear their garments throughout the month of May.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve only made one skirt ever or have a wardrobe bursting at the seams – everyone can set their own individual pledge. The challenge aims to get you to wear your me-mades more often and more thoughtfully – to learn some useful lessons about yourself, your style, your body, your creativity along the way.
What started as a solo project has grown into an annual phenomenon, with sewists, knitters, crocheters and refashioners all wearing their handmade wardrobes with pride. If you like the sound of it, it’s not too late to sign up for the 2020 challenge. Remember this is not a photography competition – or an instagram photo challenge – so don’t be daunted!
Your pledge can be as simple or tricky as you want it to be, but it’s a great opportunity to move beyond your comfort zone or level up how you wear the garments you have spent hours crafting.
The goal should be to think about your relationship with what you create.