When I first read about Me Made March on Zoe's blog, I thought it was the most brilliant idea. An entire month of wearing nothing other than what you sew.
Now, Zoe's come up with the participation-encouraged Me-Made-May, and I'm (taking a deep breath) going to join.
But with two slight caveats.
(1) Zoe's rules are: everything must be made by her, with the exception of bras, socks, tights and shoes. I'm changing that up for me: to my list of exceptions, I'm adding panties, scarves and (importantly) outerwear. Toronto has unpredictable weather, I've never sewn a coat, and do not have time to get it right before the end of April. I've no desire to be cold all the time either.
(2) I'm giving myself 3 get-out-of-jail cards, to be used through the month. These are for times when I break the rules. I've a fair bit of work travel for my job, and there are occasions where I might just have to look a little more formal than my sewn-wardrobe allows.
But with above caveats, I'm in. This will be exciting, I'm really looking forward to it.