The day I got my own sewing machine, wearing the first dress I ever made
It's that wonderful time of the year again where strangers are nice to each other and families gather together and share a meal. No it's not Christmas, it's the month of May.
Why is May so special you ask?
Because it's my birthday month. BAM!
baby Julia totally working the camera
Now intellectually I understand that there must be other people out there in the world that have their birthday in May also. It is not just my birthday month (what-evs). In fact my brother Daniel was even clever enough to be born in May. Good for you Daniel.
I have also come to terms with the realisation that my birthday is not a public holiday. Yet.
But I still like to get a bit fancy in that blessed month and why the heck not. And who doesn't like cake for crying out loud.
One of the things I'm doing for my birthday month is participating in the Me-Made-May by Zoe over at the sewing blog 'So Zo, What do you know'.
The challenge is to wear clothes that you have made for the entire month of May. You can choose how many items you wear and how many days of each week you'll wear them.
I originally thought I would try and wear something every day of the month. I sure have made a lot of clothes so it couldn't be too hard right?
When I looked in my closet I was reminded that 90% of the garments that I sew are a bit 'fancy-pantsy' and not exactly going to work well in the work place.
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So I've re-assessed and I've decided to commit to wearing my garments four times each week for the month of the May.
Here's my pledgy-wedgy:
'I, Julia of JuliaBobbin sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a me-made garment four days each week for the duration of May 2012'*
So who else is in?