Welcome back for the 6th year of MIY March!!
This year is going to be a little different, it’s going to be SLOWER….
If you haven’t joined us before, #miymarch is a community Instagram challenge. In previous years it’s been a month long marathon of daily photo prompts, but this year is going to be a weekly challenge with an overarching theme for the month. There will be thoughtful blog posts and encouragement to think outside of the box and try something a little different. I have some beautiful prizes lined up for you and a special guest taking over for week 3.
Fancy joining us?? Read on!!
Although MIY March is predominantly an Instagram based event, this year I’ll also be posting more on my blog, encouraging you to do the same and hopefully we’ll all take a bit more time to read, think and maybe then post on Instagram rather than the mad scramble to post a photo a day. Hopefully slowing down and taking the time to think before you post….!
What’s this overarching theme then, I hear you ask…..well it probably won’t come as a surprise to many of you to hear that the theme for this year’s MIY March is Sustainable Sewing and Making. A subject that is never far from my mind and has been since I wrote my dissertation for my degree back in 2000. You can read more about that journey here.
MIY MARCH 20 – WEEK 1 – Getting to Know You (& your wardrobe)
Week 1 of MIY March is all about introductions.
- why is sustainable sewing important to you?
- what are your main motivations for sewing and making?
- why are you taking part in MIY March?
- share with us your most worn and least worn makes, it’s not a naming and shaming exercise, but a collective journey of discovery.
Share your responses on your blog and/or on Instagram so that we can all join in the conversation and find more like-minded makers to follow. You can find me on Instagram at @thatwendyward
I’ll be posting my answers to these questions tomorrow.
Now I’d love to know even more about your sewing habits (yeh I know, I’m dead nosey!) You might discover even more about your sewing habits by completing my short survey, just click the button below (the survey will open in a pop-up window and there are 14 short questions to answer, most of which are multiple choice style meaning it should take a matter of minutes):Take the Sewing Habits Survey
I’ll choose the most thought-provoking blog / Instagram post at the end of this week and I’ll send that person a copy of my new book Sewing Basics for Every Body.
I’m looking forward to some inspiring posting! To whet your appetite, here is a link to more posts I’ve written on this subject.