- I have been a
sewistsewer for a very long time, in fact too long to remember. I have not sewn for many years and only come back to it this year. The outcome is that I did not have many me-made things to wear to fulfil this challenge.
- This month has found me with many unexpected commitments, (family and others) leaving precious little time for making more clothes.
- The issue of having a photo taken of myself each day has proven to be difficult also, as firstly I don't really like having my photo taken, secondly finding a suitable location and thirdly getting someone to do it. D has been very gracious and patient with this task.
- My wardrobe is definitely lacking in casual tops.
- Most of what I own, me-made or RTW is knit hardly any woven fabric; easy to wear, quick to make but I prefer to sew with wovens.
- I need to introduce more colour into my life. It seems that all my clothes are either black, white or neutral! So boring, especially in photo's!
- I am in need of plain colours (not prints) to make my wardrobe more versatile.
- I love a challenge and jump on board without thinking it through first. Can I successfully complete this challenge? Do I have enough to wear for it? Do I have the time to sew the amount of clothes I need for the challenge? NO!
Aside from my wardrobe issues I also realise that I really need to learn how to work the self timer on my camera and use the tripod so I don't have to rely on D or anyone else for my photoshoot. Would I do it again? Maybe. Certainly not until I have acquired more me made clothes. Have I enjoyed it? Yes, sort of. At first I felt a lot of pressure to meet expectations but that wore off as I realised it didn't matter to anyone else but me.
This is my first time joining a challenge and I want to thank Zoe of So, Zo...What do you know? for leading this one. It really is a fantastic idea and gets everyone wearing and appreciating what they have made. All up I have found Me-Made June '11 to be an interesting exercise. I learned a lot about myself and my wardrobe.
Now onto what I wore for the final days of June.
My outfit for Day 29 - The skirt is one worn previously and made for this challenge. It was made to replace my RTW one that was looking a bit worse for wear.
Today's outfit - Day 30. A new top completed last week made from Kwik Sew 3617. My review here
I made a few changes. This time I swapped the pattern and plain fabrics around. I also shortened the sleeve and added a band in the floral fabric.
Don't you just love the finish you get with the coverstitch machine? I do!
Two tops - One pattern - More colour!