As pledged, I've been wearing at least one me-made garment every day. I've always found these me-made challenges a real game-changer, wardrobe-wise. It's a great exercise in what's working and what's not. There are a few gems, but there's several things that have already been sent to the Purgatory Pile, where projects await judgment.
I've already edited out a me-made skirt, shorts, dress and knit tee from my wardrobe. Wasteful? Perhaps. Or maybe I'm learning non-attachment, finally. They'll be recreated or recycled, so no fabric waste. This is self-forgiveness, not project-forgiveness. Onward.
All the while I've been buying from megastores, the anti-thesis of Me-Made-May. After my Fashion on the Ration pledge ended in January, I whipped up a list of what I thought a perfect wardrobe might be for me. The good news: It was a short list and I had most of it.
I've spent the year slowly donating things that aren't on the list and filling the gaps by either 1) making or 2) thrifting and 3) buying what the thrift flotsam doesn't shore up. In my defense, it's a mindful approach, even if that pretty green cardigan was stitched together under conditions I don't want to imagine. Less is better than more, but worse than nothing. Sigh.
Having an entirely ethical wardrobe feels like a lot of pressure. What do you think?
Happy Me-Made-May, I'm totally inspired by everyone's creations and personal style :)