Blogger So, Zo…What do you know? has been running the Me Made May challenge for six years running. This is a self dictated challenge that encourages creators to wear or make their own garments during the month of May and beyond. The month of May is now synonymous with creating your own clothes in the making community and thankfully so.
In a world of fast fashion and wanting everything right this second, participating in Me Made May is a special tradition for crafty folk as we take time to slow things down and remember what we are doing and why we are doing it.
Creating your own clothes using all methods is a special process that we at CGY know to be a nearly sacred experience. There is time and effort expended in each part of the process from picking out the material to the pattern, to the actual making and finishing of the piece. The thrill of wearing something you created yourself is incredible and we love seeing customers and friends donning their handmade gear.
Beyond reminding us, the makers, of how important our skills are Me Made May raises awareness about making your own clothing and when to trust the allure of fast fashion. Though the month is half through, make sure you scroll through the #mmmay16 #memademay #memademay16 tags on Instagram to support your fellow makers and incite inspiration in your own work!
Learn more about this amazing event here: http://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.com/p/about-me-made-may.html
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