a freckled Rachel

Every year for the past few years I’ve felt a bit of sadness when May 1st rolled around. I always want to participate in Me-Made-May and always kick myself for not being a dedicated enough sewer to make it work.

This year, I’m changing that trend. I may not have a closetful of handmade goodies, but I’m not letting that stop me. I figure, I can keep my pledge simple and doable. I’m not going to let my desire for perfectionism stop my from doing what I can. So what if I can’t wear a me-made garment everyday of May? I can do something! So here we go!

I, Rachel Kaye, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavor to wear one me-made item  at least once week for the duration of May 2014.

My pledge isn’t that intense in comparison with some of the others out there, but it’s a step for me. I’m hoping this experience encourages me to finish up some of those UFOs (un-finished objects) on my sewing table, breaks my recent sewing lethargy, and helps me better understand my personal style and where sewing fits in that equation.

Rachel Kaye Estelle