Me-Misjudged-June?

  • Get excited about joining my first Me-Made challenge: check
  • Pledge to wear one handmade or refashioned item everyday during June: check.
  • Join the Flickr group: check.
  • Add a Me-Made-June button to the sidebar: check.
  • Work out what I actually have to wear for 30 days…. ummm…

Yes, you would think I’d have worked this out before signing up for Me-Made-June ’11, but in fact I’ve only just started counting up how many handmade items I have in the wardrobe.  A quick trawl through the archive yielded these worrying conclusions:

Dresses: 4

Skirts: 2

Tops: 2

And one pair of shoes:

That’s it. Considering that I spend 95% of my time wearing trousers (with flat shoes), this is not a good state to be in at this point in May.  Somehow I’m sewing for some alternative life where I exclusively wear skirts.  Does anyone else have this kind of mismatch between their sewing projects and their day-to-day wardrobe?

10 thoughts on “Me-Misjudged-June?

  1. That’s part of why I’m not signed up for Me-Made-June, but on board with the Summer Essentials SewAlong. I really just don’t have enough clothing items that I’ve sewn that I’m likely to wear everyday. I have two dresses and one tunic. I really need to up my choices. But, there’s a reason you have gravitated towards making dresses, perhaps it’s a good time to start wearing them more often. 🙂

  2. yes! when i started with the me-mades, i had made about 3 dresses, 4 tops, a skirt, a pair of shorts. i included a clause in my me-made pledge that let me wear an item of vintage or a refashioned item each day in lieu of a me-made garment. it saved me big time! click here to look at my humble beginnings!

  3. oh and i work in a lab with stains and bleach, so wearing dresses all the time was risky….but i told my co-workers about it and they actually were pretty stoked to see what i made or came up with (outfit-wise) every day 🙂 my big advice after me-made-march is to make a pair of pajamas (they can totally save you!) or a hoodie/cardi/topper thing that you can add to a work outfit and still hold up your pledge. good luck, you can do it!

  4. I’m having a similar problem – what to wear on weekends? I knew I should have finished those denim pedal pushers. But hey, it’s a challenge, and maybe we’ll discover that we really can wear what we sew more often.

  5. Part of the reason I’ve never taken part before is that I just didn’t have enough me made items. I think Tilly’s right that this challenge will force us to step outside of our comfort zones. I also think you’re right that one of the challenges as a Sewist is to make enough basics and ‘blank canvas’ items alongside the pretty dresses. Good luck to us all! It’s going to be an interesting month.

  6. I have the same “problem”, but I did sign up knowing this. I will just rotate the few things I have. At least I’ll be encouraged to wear them more often than I would usually. I had a lot of fun with Me-Made-March, but I had to rely a lot on my hand-knits.

  7. I agree with everything already said – it’ll be a month of surprises – you’ll be challenged to maybe dress up more than you would normally – even if it’s wearing those killer heels more!

  8. Heya!
    I am freaking out too don’t worry! I have 6 things in various states of unfinished as I tried to bulk cut! I just haven’t got around to the bulk make bit yet!
    I’m finding making some quick knit tops that only require about 4 pieces are coming in handy! You will find ways to wear stuff in different ways!
    I also find I’m not a dress person but I love making them. I am going to have to suck it up and wear my dresses this month! Lucky its June!
    Good Luck x

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