Social Sew #2: Me Made Basics (and my #MMMay16 pledge)

It's Me Made May!! aaaand if you are anything like me, you are panic sewing basics expressly against Zoe's instructions

May's Social Sew theme is Me Made Basics!

Not to encourage frantic, last-minute sewing, but you know, it happens. This is a crazy busy month for sewing bloggers--and one that invites reflection on our handmade wardrobe--regardless of where we are in our sewing. 

My first MMMay (2013!!!!!) was SO hard--I ambitiously said I would wear handmade every day, and I failed even though I remember just wearing the same like five things over and over. Every year since, I have tried to sew "a few basics" for me made may. I am inevitably distracted by like, pretty sundresses... but this year! Let's sew basics--whatever that means for you!! If pretty sundresses is your "basics" sew sundresses. Make a Lark or a Renfrew (and Gingers?) if you are a tee shirt (and jeans!) person. Again, the idea is that the theme is narrow enough to inspire if needed, but loose enough to fit anything in you have in mind, really... can't wait to see what y'all are making!!

The link up will be open from the 1st of the month (at about 8 am est) and will last just about until the next one opens. 

Some rules: 
1. This is for adult apparel sewing, so no kids clothes or home decorating (unless specified otherwise in the theme).
2. Newly blogged garments, please: the things you add to the link up should be made in the month the link up is for. Remember, the theme and the link up are there to inspire you! 
3.  Please click on the logo above to download it, and put it either in the post you are linking up, or in your sidebar. I'd also appreciate you linking to the Social Sew--the more people who discover it, the more participation we'll have, the more inspiration! 

Upcoming themes:
May (this month) | Me Made Basics
June | Sun Dressing
July | Vintage

If you have any problems linking up, etc., let me know and I'll try and sort it out right away.


ps: i, allie of and @helloalliej, pledge to wear one handmade item each day of may and to do a better job styling them in interesting ways--i'll be documenting my outfits here and on instagram and snapchat!

allie J.

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  1. I had to dig back through your blog to figure out what Social Sew was, but I quite like the idea. I don't think I've got any basics lined up this month, but I'll keep checking back in to see if there is a month I can participate.

    1. Me Made May and you aren't frantically sewing tee shirts? I'm impressed! Hopefully I'll see you in a future link up :)

  2. I was too late for last month Social Sew linkup although I did finish my floral dress. Sighhh... :( I still steer clear off MMM because I haven't sewed enough colder season clothes (and haven't got plan either). So this month I think I'm the only blogger that sits back and enjoy others work I guess :)

  3. Loving this new social sew your hosting! I meant to join in last month but didn't quite get there. Luckily I started a pair of pants just last night that I think I can use for this month's theme :)



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