You may have already noticed the little graphic above the Weekly Creation image. If not, it's the link to my Me-Made-May postsMe-Made-May is a challenge to wear clothing that you have crafted in some form during the month of May. While the level of participation varies, I'll be trying to don head-to-toe homemade apparel every day in May. The biggest challenge comes during the end of the month when I'm on vacation. Not only will I have to pack really really smartly, but I'll have to resist from buying things on the road to fill the gaps.*

* I'm the absolute worst suitcase-packer in the world. Seriously. I don't think I've ever gone on vacation and not had to go to a store to buy something I'm missing (underwear, socks, appropriate clothes for the climate, jackets, etc…). I don't know what it is, but whenever I pack I get temporary amnesia with regard to what I actually wear in real life.


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.

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  1. I have found that the best way to make sure that you have everything for vacation is to make a list for everyday, and then a master list. The everyday list lets you plan your wardrobe for specials like fancy dinner and such, while the master list I use to repack everything at the end, to make sure that I didn’t forget anything. Include everything, not just clothes but toiletries, makeup, etc. Since doing this, I have found that I have: 1) cut down on the clutter going out and coming back; and 2) keeps me calm and unworried while packing.