Friday, March 1, 2013

Me Made March Madness!

I've decided to try out Me Made March once again and this time I'm pushing myself the extra mile trying to wear at least 90% handmade/reworked! The whole idea of Me Made March is to wear something (or everything) handmade every day for the month of March. There's a lot of room for making your own rules like including second hand clothing, wearing one piece a day that is handmade, wearing handmade jewellery, you get the idea! And you don't need to necessarily be the one who did the making. The whole idea is to connect with the clothing and accessories you choose to wear and making a conscious decision to support local designers and artists of all kinds. A couple friends of mine are making the project even easier for you by offering workshops every Saturday all month long at the lovely Tara Davis Studio Boutique! Check out their Facebook event page for all the details. And you MUST come to the kick off party tonight, too! I'll be posting pictures and details of my outfits every day on the Facebook event page for the month of March and I encourage you to share your pictures too, if you're taking part. Whether you're wearing 100% handmade or a pair of earrings your friend made, it all counts! Show me your creations or the creations of other handmakers! Or if you just have ideas for handmade projects, share those too! Let's get inspired, people! Here's my Day 1 outfit: Made by me: Tunic made with recycled turtle neck shirt with added kitty Peter Pan collar and ruffle bottom, thigh high socks are cut off tights, thrifted zip up silk screened with my Less Drive More Ride bike image and I also did some macrame on the zipper pull, thrifted jacket with added wool felted recycled sweater sleeves and hood and what you can't see is my handmade undies and tank bra. My leggings are the infamous organic bamboo fleece leggings by Voilà par/by Andréanne available at Sew Dandee. More from Day 1: Also made by me several years ago, a backpack that I spruced up with some new pins (made by me) and an awesome patch by marathon1981. My knitted cowl that really kept me warm on my walk this morning is made by Ellen Paulley. My doubled up knit mitts are also locally made by a lovely lady I met at one of the Crescentwood Community Centre Winter craft sales a couple years ago. And as if that wasn't enough locally made goodness to get me thru my day, I also used some face lotion, deodorant and body butter by Just the Goods and my own homemade olive oil coconut oil salt scrub in the shower this morning! Oh and my earrings are made by a woman in Quebec and my wallet is also locally made by Grace Sheldon. Too bad I can't find handmade glasses and winter hiking boots!

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