It’s been a very long time since I’ve dusted off my sewing machine and made something – we’re talking years here, last thing I did was a course at the Make Lounge and that was two years ago. It was a great course, but I had just found out I was pregnant and like everything else around that time, impetus and drive left me as I was gripped by morning sickness. But I’m starting to get the itch to create something again. A mixture of having the machine inside the house instead of hidden in the garage and the plans of having my own desk for various crafty tinkering has made me want to use it more and the terrible news in Bangladesh has reminded me that I should me more conscientious in my clothing choices.

Oh, and watching The Great British Sewing Bee has helped too.

With that, I have signed up for Me Made May. Here I have pledged that I will make one garment of clothing and wear it out and in public. It’s a fairly simple challenge (a lot of people have pledged that they will wear something they have created every day for the month which is terribly impressive), but it’s enough for this relative beginner in an already packed May.

Exactly what I’ll be sewing will be shown in a post tomorrow, so stay tuned!

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