So, when I am writing this, May is officially over. Its weird, it really felt like I was cheating when I put on other-made clothes this morning. I am truly pleased with the outcome of this months project. Not only have I become more aware of what I really wear, I have got a lot of inspiration and feedback from the other participants in MMM. It´s been a great way for me to get connected with other “sewing-fanatics”, it´s been so much fun!
When the end of May was closing in, I began to worry about what to do next. But I did not need to despair – Ali came up with an idea of a summer so-along, I found the Wardrobe Refashion challenge, and I´m signing up for the rest of the year (starting June 15th) to:
“pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of “new” manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 / 4 / 6 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings! “
It really fits perfectly with my own challenge.
Lastly, Zoe, the awsome woman who came up with the MMM- idea, has now announced that there will be a Self-Stiched-September too. During MMM we were about 80 participants, for SSS, we are trying to break the magic limit of 100, so come on and join!
I for one can´t wait! Or, really – I can – because I´m upping my game and will try to wear only self-stiched items in September. During May I wore at least one item a day. This means I really need to make some more autumn appropriate clothing, I´m yet to sew any outerwear, and September can be quite cold up here in the land of the Vikings…
Lucky for me, when September is closing in I´m packing my bags and heading for Greece, to have a couple of weeks of peace and quiet. So I can work my summer wardrobe even a couple of weeks more that I normally would.
Allright. So here are the highlights from MMM´s last week:
Day 24: a refashion-day. Refashioned top and jeans.
Day 25: Me-made top. thrifted fabric and buttons, and handmade lace I got as a gift.
Day 28: My Jackie Kennedy dress, made of white polyester chiffon, but I´ve lined it with cotton, so it´s not so bad even in hot weather.
Day 30: Me-made black cotton-sateen pants and refashioned blouse.