I'm pretty excited to participate in Me-Made-May this year cause it's my first. That whole "keeping a tiny human alive" thing kind of cramped my blog reading for awhile, so I didn't find out about this zeitgeist until it was over last year. "What's this the kids are doing? Taking pictures of their outfits? Where are my prunes?"
Since I've made about 75% of my wardrobe for several years, just wearing a Me-Made didn't seem like enough. It's supposed to be a challenge after all so, what crazy plan can I torture myself with? Then the giant pile of stretch laces fell over and I had an answer, make some *&$^#* bras already.
Back in January the bra making bug bit me and a large cache of supplies was stockpiled. Nothing like an excuse to create a new stash niche! There are patterns, fabrics, underwires, hooks, even a complete custom dyed kit bought from Hooks and Wires on etsy. It's all been looking at me with sad eyes saying, "Why did you buy us just to stuff us in a drawer?"
For an extra dose of confidence in this crazy scheme I bought the Orange Lingerie e-book "Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction," and am reading it in "The Cloud" (Seriously who came up with that term? I worked in software and it still sounds like made up bull honky.) Not far enough into the book yet to say much more than the writing stay is nice and clear. It gives me positive vibes that I'm not so cray cray after all.
So let's make this whole plan official shall we,
I, Heather of Handmade by Heather B, sign up as a participant of
Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear me-made items at least 5 days a week
for the duration of May 2013. I also pledge to have at least one
me-made bra and pantie set by the end of the month.
Look forward to 15 pictures of me wearing the fangy clouds lounge pants and the narwhal shirt. Sexxxy