Oh happy days! Me Made May 2018 is here

Me Made May

How awesome are all the garments that have been filling our instagram feeds with handmade goodness for #MMMay18 this month? If you’re new to Me Made May, find out more below. We’re here to share a few of our favourite Simply Sewing patterns that you’ve been sewing so far…

So, what’s it all about?

Me-Made-May 2018 (or #MMMay18 as you may have seen it) is an annual challenge for people who make their own clothes, launched by blogger and maker So, Jo.

The idea is to encourage makers to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe. It doesn’t matter if you’ve only made one garment or have a wardrobe bursting at the seams – everyone can set their own individual pledge. The challenge aims to get you to wear your me-mades more often and more thoughtfully – to learn some useful lessons about yourself, your style, your body, your creativity along the way.


Sign up for Me-Made-May over at sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.co.uk

What started as a solo project has grown into an annual phenomenon, with sewists, knitters, crocheters and refashioners all wearing their handmade wardrobes with pride. If you like the sound of it, it’s not too late to sign up for the 2018 challenge. Remember this is not a photography competition – so don’t be daunted! The main point is to wear what you make more and think about your relationship with what you create.

Your Simply Sewing me-mades this May

Whatever the personal pledge you make this month, we can’t deny how excited we get when we see the projects you’ve made from Simply Sewing magazine cropping up in our #MMMay18 feed. Here are a few of our favourites from the past week or so…

@parttimeknitter sewing all the summer vibes in her floral Zoe dress.

Pascaline Piot dress

@pompomdumonde – Pascaline Piot, founder of pompomdumonde.com, has been saving this Liberty fabric for 4 years, waiting for the right pattern! We’re so happy she chose the Sophia dress from issue 42.

@cazzie_young has adjusted our Daisy dress pattern to add a three quarter circle skirt and lace zip.

Sarah Parry – aka @slowsewsarah shares her adventures in dressmaking in Glasgow and blogs at sewslowsarah.com. Here’s her Overture set top from Storybook Patterns from issue 20.

Cool colour combos (we can never resist duck egg and mustard) from @she_made_it_sew for her version of the Alice dress from issue 38.

Sleeves swoon! @kathleenmurch rocking the Mia Top complete with bell sleeves

@cham.west showing off her Bea Blouse, looking good layered with a faux leather jacket.

Stephanie Harper also showing strong sleeves game – with her version of the Adele dress.

Awesome take on the Frill Came top by @crystalsewsandstuff – she’s paired it with Burda Style bottoms for what started life as a party outfit (but her husband thinks it looks like velvet PJs). Check out Crystal’s YouTube channel for more of her makes!

Stephanie O’Dea @lynn.odea is rocking her Jade dress – she only started sewing with knits this past year.

Emma Barnes shared her version of the Cotton & Chalk Rosie dress, paired with a blue cardi. Read more about her sewing journey over at sewcialists.wordpress.com.