A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month (alright, I know it's the 2nd, I meant to do this yesterday but the sofa wouldn't allow it, anyway, suspend your imagination, it's probably the first somewhere in the world!)...which means the end of self-stitched September! So how did it go?
Well, surprisingly, it wasn't as difficult as I had imagined. I was worried I didn't have enough self-stitched clothes to wear with some variety, that I would end up in the same outfit day after day, being boring and probably a bit stinky! Wrong. Perhaps it was the wild sewing frenzy I went on in the first two days but actually I felt my clothes were quite varied.
|The excitement of the first day of SSS-twirling in my broderie dress.|
The part I was most worried about was holiday clothes- the first ten days of September I spent on Holiday in Cyprus. Actually though, I knocked up a couple of quick skirts, and a sorbetto or two and I was away!
|A second hand top and a quick skirt made from an old bed sheet!|
I even made a couple of pairs of shorts which, truthfully, I wasn’t sure about, but they've turned out to be the hit of the summer. Light, comfy and so easy to wear, I've even sported them a few times back home in Beirut.
|Polka dot shorts and navy bow top-both me made from self drafted patterns|
|Another pair of shorts and a sorbetto with sleeves.|
|He likes my outfit too!|
What I've realised about my wardrobe is that I have a lot of dresses, and not very many me made tops.
|One of my earliest self stitched numbers from a vintage pattern|
|Stripey cross back top from me made pattern|
|The front of this dress (and weird right hand action!)|
|Another hand-me-down top and heart circle skirt from burda pattern|
|Jersey butterfly top and blue flowery skirt from burda pattern|
|re-purposed car tie top and ginger skirt|
|A self-stitched muslin for a very exciting project|
|A first self-stitched bag|
Zoe for organising and my husband for taking endless photos of me in different outfits!
(Just so you know I did wear other things but didn't want to bore you with endless photos of me, I just tortured my husband into taking those for fun!)