Saturday, August 6, 2011

Me Too!

I'm going to join Zoe's


I got back into sewing and started reading a lot of sewing blogs in June, in the middle of her Me Made June challenge.  I really loved seeing everyone's posts of their self-made outfits, and was hoping there would be another challenge soon.  For me, I think it will be a great way of making me wear some of the sweaters my closets (and dressers) are stuffed full of.  I have a tendency to make things and then never wear them, or wear them only rarely.  A little less so with the things I've sewn, but I still have a couple Sorbettos and a Ginger I haven't worn yet . . .  So here's my pledge:

'I, Gail of  Today's Agenda, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one item made by me each day for the duration of September 2011'

I'm not sure yet how I will be documenting this (whether daily or every few days), and I think laziness about 'getting dressed' will be my biggest stumbling block.  Since I spend many of my days at home doing cleaning or laundry or other equally exciting household tasks, I don't often make it out of my yoga togs, let alone put on any makeup or do anything with my hair.  So some of my photos may be rather frightening . . .

My items will include my handknits, clothing I've sewn and also jewelry I've made. For the handknits especially, I'm planning on focusing on things I've never worn, or hardly worn.  Zoe is also starting a flickr group for the challenge, and I'll probably be posting more pictures on flickr than I do on the blog, so I'll try to remember to post the link as well.

Will you join too?  Here's Zoe's original post, where she fully explains the challenge. Hope to see you there!


  1. Woo-hoo! Bring it on! I'm looking forward to checking out your sweater collection to get some inspiration. And on the topic of wearing things we make, you know how many times I’ve worn my Ginger? Once. To lounge around the house. By myself. But it made me happy :)

  2. I have yet to wear my "good" Ginger (the green one with bows) but I've worn the lemon one and the denim one a few times each!

  3. That is very cool. If it weren't still so hot here in September, I'd play along too!

  4. I hear you - good thing I have 7 Sorbettos!

  5. I think laziness about 'getting dressed' will be my biggest stumbling block.
    Yes. This.


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