Today is the first day I am wearing something I made in honor of Me-Made-May! It’s actually my very first refashion, the one that got me started on making my own clothing with the hopes that I can inspire creativity, encourage change from the status quo, and help others learn how even the smallest thing they do to make a difference matters. I don’t think I’ve voiced that before, but recently I’ve been challenged to look at life differently. Jesus says in Luke 12:15,
“Watch out and guard yourself from all types of greed, because one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Making my own clothes has been a reminder for me that I don’t need the newest and latest clothes, furniture, things, etc to truly live my life. What is important is that I am living righteously, giving to those in need, caring for the sick, loving others- even my enemies, and disciplining myself to make less of me and more of Christ. Making my own clothes is my platform for sharing this message and having more to give to those in need.
Okay, off of the soapbox. Here is my first Me Made May outfit!
Back in January, I started with these oversized red pants….
Then I took a pair of skinny jeans and traced the outline onto the inside of my red pants:
Ready to be sewn!
Then I stitched it up both sides, finished the seams, and viola! Red skinny pants.
first refashion EVER
My first EVER before/after shot followed:
So that was back in January. Today we took Molly to the dog park and I wore my red pants for my first ever Me Made May!
Molly even posed with me!
ran just a bit too hard at the doggie park…
How would you pair these red pants?
Hope you were inspired to do something different today! 🙂