'I, Valerie of Threads and Thoughts and Things I Love, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-March '11. I endeavour to wear only handmade or refashioned clothing each day for the duration of March 2011'
Six months ago, I participated in Self-Stitched September, created by the stylish British blogger Zoe. I pledged to wear one piece of clothing or accessory I had made myself everyday for the entire month...and I did it! As all of you know, I've kept sewing diligently over the past 6 months, and I must say...my handmade wardrobe is seriously growing.
So when Zoe announced Me-Made-March a couple weeks ago, she challenged anyone who had participated previously to "step up their game" for this one. I wanted to take the huge leap from one piece a day to everything I wore, everyday. After taking a serious look at my closet, the combinations of outfits I can make from what I have made, finding the spaces in my wardrobe that need to be filled, and, yes, making an Excel spreadsheet...I decided I can do it! (By the way, this is not including underwear, because I don't make underwear. Nor would I want to. It also doesn't include tights or leggings, because March is too cold still for bare legs!).
Okay, now that's done. I've got 10 days to go before I wear only clothes I've made myself for the next 31. Get ready for an overload of outfit posts!