1. Get real.

#MMMay14 - Day 9 - Jamie Christina dress in silk.
#MMMay14 – Day 9 – Jamie Christina dress in silk.

Be realistic about how many me-made garments you can wear each week before you make your Me-Made-May pledge.

If you’re a newbie sewer and you haven’t built up a sizeable me-made collection of clothes yet, keep it manageable and pledge fewer items per week.

If like me, you’ve been sewing for many years, then you’ve likely got plenty of me-made things to choose from in your wardrobe.

I’ve been sewing for ten years (with a couple of sizeable maternity sabbaticals!) so my pledge of wearing one me-made item a day, hasn’t been a struggle at all.

2. Take selfies.

#MMM14 - Day 22 - Vogue colour-block dress in interlock cotton jersey.
#MMM14 – Day 22 – Vogue colour-block dress in interlock cotton jersey.

Don’t stress about taking daily photos of your outfits.

Save time, find a mirror, take selfies.

You don’t need state-of-the-art equipment for this. As you can see in this photo, I’m still using a good old-fashioned camera.

3. Log the un-blogged.

#MMMay14 - Day 17 - Burdastyle dress in linen from Italian designer Blumarine.
#MMMay14 – Day 17 – Burdastyle dress in linen from Italian designer Blumarine.

If you’re a blogger, wear as many un-blogged garments as possible. If you’re anything like me, a lot of what you make never gets to see the cyber-light of day.

I’m averaging about one me-made new item a week at the moment and with so little free time, I have to choose between blogging and sewing and lately, sewing has been winning.

Me-Made-May is a great opportunity to air some new and older items, that I may otherwise never get round to blogging!

4. Go trans-seasonal.

#MMMay14 - Day 15 - Burdastyle shift dress in printed cotton sweat jersey.
#MMMay14 – Day 15 – Burdastyle shift dress in printed cotton sweat jersey.

The weather in May in Germany can be unpredictable and changeable. This year we’ve swung from hot to cold and back again many times.

Don’t sweat about not having enough me-made warmer items, just layer up lighter summer garments with cardigans, jackets and tights on chillier days.

5. Colour me beautiful.

burdastyle top and moss skirt 2
#MMM14 – Day 24 – Burdastyle Easy magazine top in Italian shirting cotton and Grailine Studio Moss skirt in stretch cotton printed denim.

Regardless of which hemisphere you live in, this season is a colourful one.

Take advantage of these natural gifts by using blooming flowers (such as these rhodudemdrums in the above photo), autumn leaves or new foliage as backdrops to liven up your me-made photos.

Are you keeping up with Me-Made-May 2014? What’s been the most challenging part of it for you?

Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to know how you’re getting on!