5.04.2016

party crasher


I dreamt last night that Karen of Did You Make That had to drop out of Me Made May, and challenged me via Instagram to take her place. It was a hashtagged dare, something like #oonaisapussy. (Sorry, that's what she said. Guttermouth.) Fiona of Diary Of A Chainstitcher then immediately messaged me, begging me not to take the bait, as my participation would mean she'd have to join in the fray, and she just didn't have the time.

Either I have a bit of (obviously silly) residual stress over not participating in #memademay for the first time in years, or I have an obsession with London bloggers. One could also say that I think the world, or at least the sewist world, revolves around my choices.

WELL OBVIOUSLY.

Big head and big need to wear and holler about my own makes notwithstanding, so far, in this dreary gray rainy May, I have worn ONE handmade item out into the actual world. ONE. You see it above, devoid of color, and indeed, it is black in real life. It was angrily stitched over a year ago, during an equally dreary February, when I was  d o n e  with winter. And today was its virgin outing. Could have something to do with the lack of color...but come on! OVER A YEAR IN MY CLOSET?!!!

The dream popped up into my consciousness when I looked for something appropriate for today's drizzly errands, and on it went, in an attempt to appease the part of my brain that apparently feels like a draft dodger. I've loved participating in this May Parade for that very reason-- it's always forced me to wear something that I might be on the fence about. Some of my favorite outfits have come from trying to think up pairings!

Although I'm late to the party, I think I will do a little challenge of my own (after all, I'm a Leo, but I'm no pussy). I'll be donning an item that has yet to see the light of (public) day, once a week for the duration of May, and I mean for actual activity, not just for blog photos. BOOM! TAKE THAT BRAIN!

Care to be late to the party with me? I could use some more crashers! And those of you with lampshades on your head already--how's the shindig going? Are we good on booze?

21 comments:

  1. Ha, this is the kind of crazy dream I have, although I haven't had a Me Made May themed dream - yet!

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  2. We might be running out of booze. And clear elastic.

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    1. WE ARE ALWAYS RUNNING OUT OF CLEAR ELASTIC

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  3. Oona, you know I call you pussy all the time. Every morning when I wake up I think, 'Wonder what that pussy in New York is doing today. Probably failing to take part in something.' Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, HA! This made me laugh so much. I LOVE you!

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    1. hahahahahahaaaaaa! i KNEW i was always on your mind!!! i love you right back.

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  4. Too adorable! Every month is Oona made month after all. xo

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    1. oonajuly, oonaugust-- HEY oonaugust really works!

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  5. I thought the photo was very un Oona land. But it's ok ebb and flow.

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    1. SUPER unoonaland. that's the main reason it's languished in the closet! but it did a very good job of keeping me warm *and* cool enough in this weird weather...

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  6. Sounds like a perfectly reasonable dream to me! I'm not taking part in any formal sense but when I feel like it I'll snap a pic. My way or the highway ;-)

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    1. ain't it the truth. #wedowhatwelikes.

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  7. Lol!! I feel like this dream is one of those "you know you're a sewing blogger when..." type of moments! Too funny!

    I was going to skip out on MMMay this year too, but yesterday decided, what the hell, I can snap a quick selfie. My goal is to document the outfit whether it's me-made or not just for posterity and to show a real depiction of how my wardrobe actually functions. This is also a sneaky way for me to visually assess the holes in my me-made wardrobe too.... Oh me made may.... you do have a way of sneaking into our subconscious!

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    1. right?! these dreams don't even surprise me anymore!

      i love your challenge-- what a great idea to get a clear idea of just how much handmade you're really wearing. i might have to join you.

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  8. I'm in :-) ........but not sure where to post/send the photo???

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    1. oh! it's a yearly sewing community thing, hosted by "so, zo"-- people post on instagram, or blogs (or not at all, no pics required to play!). here's the link to zoe's blog:
      http://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.com/2016/04/me-made-may-16-sign-up-here.html

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  9. I wasn't gonna do it either, but then realized it's about more than just me, it's about this whole community of makers and all the support we show each other. There is no way to say this without sounding full of it, but the reason to participate, even if you already wear me-made everyday already, is to encourage others and keep the whole movement energized. Besides we all want to see what we're making and more specifically, wearing...! I look forward to your posts!

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  10. I don't have a blog or do instagram and so I'm not posting pics but I do sew and I do read sewing blogs and so I am trying to wear something I have made every day in May just to participate if only for myself. But there will be repeats because I just got back into sewing after a loooooooong hiatus due to pregnancy, opening my own business and the challenge of sewing with a toddler - it's easier with 3 cats than one 20 month old. Love your blog. It makes me smile!

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  11. I'm aiming for three me mades a week this May. Any more and I quickly get frustrated, any less and I forget. I've already worked through most of my me-made tops, so I hope the weather stays nice so I can wear my skirts and dresses without fear of having them ride up to my waist when worn with tights!

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  12. I'm really glad I'm not the only person who dreams about sewing bloggers. I've never dreamed anything so specific, but Roisin (Dolly Clacket) has made a cameo more than once. I've never actually admitted that before because I thought it as too weird. Thank you for making me not feel weird. Or for being weird with me! 😉

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  13. Hi oona I saw you last night on Law and Order ! Couldn't imagine why the actress (gun-moll role !!) looked familiar. You were dubbed perfectly in Italian !
    Keep sewing

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!