'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!


  1. That's so exciting! I can't wait to see all of your cute outfits!

  2. wow - I wish I had the ability to sew my own clothes. You do such a great job! I would never be able to do this...

  3. I love all the stuff you make! Especially that orange dress! So cute! I am inspired to learn how to sew since I started reading your blog. I look forward to see what else you come up with!

  4. Yea! Exciting! And . . . . an Excel spreadsheet?!?! You truly ARE my daughter! :) I look forward to following your daily attire!

  5. What a fun idea, I love it and cant wait to see what you come up with!