Although I have vowed to be wearing at least one me-made item all the time during the month, I still don't think I'll be able to take a daily picture, and that's fine by me...you get to make up your own "rules" - my kind of group!
My plan is to post what pics I have on Fridays; here are this week's shots. People are getting creative with the concept of a Friday Theme - this week it's Water.
Day 1 (It was only Wednesday, but I jumped right in with the water theme):
aka The Lil Ole Lady Dress Gone Wild
Day 3 (Water Theme Friday)
Looking for some bigger water.....
(the tops are RTW)
The heck with it - I'll just stand in the fountain.
So far, I've separated out the me-mades from the rtw in my closet, and that's giving me a much better idea about what needs to be re-homed, recycled, or ripped and re-made. So many of my older, rtw clothes are really NOT in good shape, other than the nicer items, which don't fit well (amazing what you discover about fit when you start sewing, isn't it?) I wish fabric shopping weren't so darn fun, because I seriously have more than enough in my closet and stash to last me.....[ahem] a rather long time....
I'm also actually WEARING clothes that have been a bit neglected (translation: skirts and dresses). That's partly the weather - high 80's 3 days in a row! As much as I love the tropics, that's just too danged hot for here; I'm wilting.... Standing in the fountain was yummy on the feet :)
Oh yeah, and taking silly pictures that aren't just showcasing a particular pattern or garment is another perk, and it actually makes the whole picture-taking thing more enjoyable :)
Another nice aspect of all this is that I'm discovering new-to-me sewists and blogs, new patterns, and even new pattern companies! Like this Japanese company - I'm really tempted to download a couple of their patterns: Tamanegi-Kobo (click on the "Patterns in English" link, and translate). I really like the Sophia jacket, and check out the sleeves on the Fujiko top (set-in on the front, raglan in the back - unusual!)
Sophia Jacket - Love the collar, lose the belt though.
Looking forward to playing with my wardrobe and seeing just how far I can stretch what I have this month, meeting new people, filling myself with new inspiration....and doing some major wardrobe reassessment :)
And you? Have you or are you participating in MMM this year? Or have you in the past? What is or was your motivation, and what did you take away from the experience?
Off to do some errands before the afternoon heat starts to wilt me even more....
Happy Sewing, Everyone! :)