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Me Made March challenges participants to wear handmade, up-cycled or locally designed clothing

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On your mark, get set, sew!

Me Made March officially kicked off Friday much to the delight of Winnipeg DIY'ers who are poised with needle and thread in hand to sketch out, style and stitch unique one-of-a-kind handmade accessories and garments throughout the month.

The challenge is to make -- or for us non-crafty types, wear -- a locally designed or handmade item each day of the month.

"Me Made March is a month-long event intended to challenge the participants to wear handmade, up-cycled, and/or items from local designers," says organizer and local designer Melanie Wesley.

The idea originated with a blogger who put out a challenge last year to the DIY community to wear their handmade items throughout March and to pin or post them to social media pages.

"I did the challenge last year and it was so much fun, so I thought I would put the challenge out there to Winnipeggers for this year and to add some fun workshops to encourage people to explore sustainable clothing options," says Wesley.

Six workshops are scheduled throughout the month, including one on making your own pretty underthings, which -- surprise, surprise -- was extremely popular and filled up within days of being offered.

But fear not crafty souls, there are still a variety of workshops being offered including a make your own sack dress -- an adorably simple garment that crafted out of a luxuriously luminous textile and cinched at the waist with a pretty hand-beaded belt would look fabulous for a spring night out on the town.

And if hand-stitching, up-cycling and knitting aren't for you, you can always dress up your wardrobe with a locally made accessory or two from one of the city's talented designers. A couple of great places to source these items include Sew Dandee, Tara Davis Studio Boutique and Divine and Conquer, just to name a few.

For more information on Me Made March and the upcoming workshops you can email aleshafrederickson@gmail.com or register in person at Tara Davis Studio Boutique located at 246 McDermot Ave. But don't wait too long, workshops are filling up fast.

 

Got a suggestion for a future column or a fashion trend worth following? Email Connie Tamoto at connietamotofashion@hotmail.com.

 

Getting crafty

The lineup of Me Made March workshops includes the following:

 

March 2: Make your own tights/leggings workshop

March 16: Scarves, cowls, collars and neck jewels. OH MY!

March 23: Tanks and sack dresses

March 30: Keep your head and hands warm! Up-cycle an old sweater!

 

Workshops are $50 each or two workshops for $85. There are also two free knitting and crochet drop-in workshops scheduled on Wednesday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 20, from 4-6 p.m., where participants will learn to make their own wooly headband with crocheted flower appliqué.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 2, 2013 E10

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