Self-Stitched September: The Wrap-Up
The end of another challenge to wear what we've made, as proposed by Zoe!
I feel like this month was really a full circle kind of a month for me, for many reasons:
1. I started this blog last September to document this very thing: an entire month of wearing the things that I have made. That first time around, I only wore one thing a day that I had made; this month, I exclusively wore me-made garments. The fact that I've managed to make that many clothes in the span of a year is almost amazing to me!
2. Several garments from that first SSS are still around, which must mean I'm doing a fairly good job of making closet staples that last for years - a big time goal for me!
3. A large number of garments in the collage above are of my own design, and some are available to purchase in my very own Etsy shop. A year ago, I would not have thought it was possible to hone my skills enough to get to this place, but I worked really hard, and I did it!
4. I remember feeling almost stressed out during my first SSS, like I didn't know if I would really be able to complete the whole challenge. This month was basically the polar opposite of that feeling: I stood in front of my me-made closet and felt confident and not worried in the least that I could get dressed everyday this month according to the challenge. In a non-toot-my-own-horn kind of way, that makes me proud of myself.
One thing has not come full circle:
It is still really, really awkward to take pictures of yourself every single dang day.
Thanks for following along for another month of this madness! Back to just regular old posting, and a lot less solo style picture taking!