It’s Me Made May Time!
My original pledge was to wear one me-made garment a day, but I’m changing it up. Here’s my new and improved pledge for 2015:
“I, Ebi of makingtheflame.wordpress.com, pledge to wear at least one me-made garment or accessory to work every day this month. I also pledge to make one item per week that is work appropriate and fun (colorful, bright, etc).”
I’m targeting my work wardrobe because I dress the way I feel, and my workplace is very appearance-based (sales). I don’t face the public; all of my “selling” is via phone and email, but I dress crummy here and it sticks out. I’m hopeful that wearing my spirited, colorful, homemade garments and accessories will create a more positive feeling in me about this place, or at least a more positive feeling that makes it easier to bear where I spend most of my life right now.
The second part of my pledge, the sewing part, is a reflection of my makes lately being very casual pieces that don’t really translate well to the workplace, though I wear them here despite that. To get myself to stop doing that, I figure some new work appropriate pieces are the trick!
I’ll be taking selfies and posting them to Instagram every workday, so please find me there: @makingtheflame. I’m also making a Me Made May 2015 page here on the blog, where I get a little more in depth about my sartorial choices.