The challenge of Me-Made.

Hello folks, today I want to let you know that:

‘I, Sølvi of delfinelise sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept ’11. I endeavour to wear only self-stitched and refashioned clothing each day for the duration of September 2011’ 

Me-Made June was for me a difficult month to document, as I was visiting friends and family, traveling, and not have much time for the Flickr group. But I DID wear Me-made´s all month. And that is one thing that is so great about this challenge, you can easily make it fit your lifestyle, to participate in the online discussions and groups are optional!

But with that said, I absolutely love to see what everyone is posting in the Flickr group, and to see the exchange of ideas and inspirations that is going on over there.  I tend to be less active on my blog during these months, as I focus my energy on Flickr – there is so much going on over there!

Zoe asked a good question the other day:

“If you are a repeat participant, how are you planning on upping the ante this time round?”
I have a few challenges for myself that I want to implement on September:
  • Make more time for photography. I love reading blogs with beautiful photos, and I know some of the basics of photo – and I would love to get better at it! So I am hoping to make more time, and get photos taken outside in the daylight (I work for the most part in the afternoons and evenings, so this shouldn´t really be a problem). Photos aren´t a necessary part of SSS, but for me they are a great way of documenting me- made outfits.
  • Not to repeat outfits. Apart from the days I just walked around in my PJ´s, for MMMar´11, I more or less managed to do this, without really consciously making that choice. This time around I could try to really focus on being creative with my wardrobe.
  • Do some more refashioning. I love the concept of refashion, and sometimes I manage to make successful garments this way, but a lot of the times I try, I am unsuccessful, and those times stick to my brain more so than the positive ones (argh you brain!). But I will not stop, I just got a fresh batch of my darlings old cardigans and shirts that I can experiment with!
  • Make some undies/knickers/pants/call them what you want. I have done some half-hearted attempts on this in the past, but I really should make a real effort and make some.
So, there you have it, four ways for me to make this more challenging that before. Are you participating this time around, and what are your goals for the month? I´d love to hear your opinions! 🙂

0 Responses to The challenge of Me-Made.

  1. Hurray, I look forward to seeing your photos! I can’t decide if I will participate in S-S-S or not. The weather here in September is so similar to June, I think my challenge would be not to repeat any outfits I wore in Me-Made-June.

  2. So pleased you are playing along again! My plans for upping the ante are similar to yours. I love how these challenges make me think more about the way I combine my clothes, rather than reaching for the standard combinations. Looks like you have some fantastic new dresses you’ve been making recently to add to your self-stitched arsenal! xxx

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