Hi darlings, tomorrow is the start of MMM14. In Zoe’s own words is a “challenge that celebrates all the love and hard work that so many of us put into crafting unique, special handmade clothing and accessories.”
So what’s that pun in my title about? I wanted to say: here is my pledge and a little something extra. As I like adding cinnamon on my coffee, that’s my little something extra…
‘I, House of Pinheiro, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear as many handmade garments I can each week for the duration of May 2014′.
For me the challenge is a personal opportunity to look back at my handmade outfits. By keeping an outfit diary I can access how I have been incorporating them into my everyday life and guide my choices for patterns, fabrics, shapes to sew next.
You will notice that I didn’t gave myself a fixed target. I don’t want to feel like a failure for not making a specific number. This is a celebration of my wardrobe, not a fix goal.
To make my #mmmay14
posts a little more interesting (for both of us) I will share styling tips as part of the documentation. As daily photos are a total pain I decided to plan my outfits in advance. If time allow I will photograph like 3 or 4 outfits at the same time in a neutral background. Same thing I do that when I’m packing. I select a colour scheme, separate what I want to wear based on the activities /weather and pack a few extra accessories.
You can follow my progress with blog posts, social media and flickr group. So are you joining?