Another month of a Me-Made challenge has come and gone! For the entire month of June, I only wore clothes (not including underwear or swimsuits) that I either made or altered or used my sewing machine on in some way. Here's the round-up, because collages are fun!
This is the third Me-Made challenge (started by Zoe) I've participated in. During the first, Self-Stitched September, I only wore one thing a day that I had made; I got through the entire month without any repeats, meaning I had 30 me-made garments by the end! The second was Me-Made-March; for this challenge I decided to wear only things I had made. This proved much harder for me. I planned out the whole month far in advance with spreadsheets and lists, wanting to make sure I even had enough clothing and clothing combinations to wear for 30 days. I made it - just barely.
This time around, things were different mainly in that I didn't do any advance planning whatsoever. I was simply able to get up in the morning and get dressed from my closet full of only things I had made (I moved everything else to a different closet so I wouldn't be tempted!). To my surprise, I found that it wasn't even hard to do this time, and I also found that I forgot I was even participating in a "challenge" - it rarely crossed my mind that I was wearing clothes that I made, but rather just...clothes.
I guess the conclusion to all this is that I finally feel like I'm in a very good place regarding my handmade wardrobe and where I wanted it to be. I love, love, love making my own clothes, and my goal a year and a half ago was to have a wardrobe that was mostly made up of handmade things. Well, I don't want to declare my goal met by any means (this is an ongoing, rest-of-my-life kind of goal, after all!), but I can, at this point, look in my closet and feel extremely pleased with what I see!
Thanks for reading along during Me-Made-June! Next up will be Self-Stitched September 2011 - and my one year anniversary of Me-Made challenges!