Self-Stitched-Sept '11

I've made an important decision, I decided to sign up to Self-Stitched-Sept '11. Run by 'So,Zo...' the aim is to encourage people to wear more of their homemade clothes. As she points out a lot of people end up with all their lovingly handmade items languishing in the back of wardrobes. I know this is something I am guilty of, and I think the idea is great, so my pledge for the month is as follows;

'I, Hazbo of, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self made item each day for the duration of September 2011'
I decided that wearing one self made item a day would be enough of a challenge, several other people are rather more adventurous and are pledging to wear only self made items. I'm not sure I could manage this, so I am starting of with one item only, and I'm going to try and keep the use of self made accessories to a minimum.

Having decided to take part I then thought I better have a look at just what there is in my wardrobe that I made myself. It turns out I have rather more than I expected, including;

5 dresses, most of which are probably not suitable for wearing in September in Dublin

7 skirts (I know there are only 6 in the picture, one is in the wash)

8 knitted tops

 and 6 sewn tops

Looking at them all together it occurs to me that I need to take a more ordered approach to my knitting and sewing, and produce a slightly more coordinated wardrobe!


  1. Looking forward to hearing how you get on!

  2. You just need some thermals and then you'd be fine with the dresses too.

  3. Wow, I *love* this idea!! Totally copying.


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