For weeks now I've been agonising over whether to join in on Me Made May 2013. I haven't really sewn too many clothes lately and my wardrobe is actually looking a bit sparse and desperate.
These are some of the thoughts that were going through my tiny little brain the last few weeks:
* Perfect! I have about 2 skirts to wear to work, and I'm about to start a new job in a new building where everyone is young and fabulously dressed and this will be a great excuse to get some skirts and dresses suitable for work sewn up!
* Argh! I don't have time! I'm starting a new job and I also just joined the Canberra Quilters committee and my parents are visiting and I have something on, or am away for every weekend between now and June.
* I can do this! And I will even wear a new skirt on my first day at work on the 1st and my first quilt meeting as president on the 2nd and to a 50th wedding anniversary lunch in Brisbane on the 4th and and and ...
* I'm kidding myself. I can't do this. I don't WANT to do this. I've done it the last few years. And doing it in May in Canberra really sucks. And no one needs to see that many cardigans. Or that many different coloured pairs of tights.
* You have the most enormous dress fabric stash and you need to start sewing and wearing it!
* No way - you have three quilts to sew by the end of July.
* Some days I just want to wear trousers and I've never made a pair for myself. And I don't intend to either.
So you can see where and how I am conflicted. Even 5 minutes before writing this post I was still trying to decide! I love Me Made months and everything they stand for. I love the sharing and the amazing pieces people sew, and I get so inspired and want to sew all the things. But perhaps I need to stop being so tough on myself.
So this year I won't be taking part in Me Made May. I will still check out the Flickr group every day and cheer everyone on.
But yet I still need to make some clothes for winter, especially work clothes, and reduce my stash.
So instead of Me Made May, I think I will instead make the rest of 2013 the year of the dressmaking stash down. It's time.