Me-Made-March Wardrobe Inventory

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As it's the night before Me-Made-March, I decided to inventory my work-appropriate sewn wardrobe. Currently I have nine finished dresses, 3 blouses and 2 skirts. I also have 5 other dresses that I can wear on the weekends (that is, if I'm planning on going somewhere appropriate to be wearing sequins or mini-dresses...). Obviously I can make these items stretch for the 23 work days that will be part of my modified challenge, but I'm trying to be an overachiever and have a new item for every weekday of the month.

So my rather ambitious plan for this week (possible because I will be a complete hermit this weekend and not leave my apartment, even for food) is to sew a slightly longer version of the dress on the far left (Simplicity 3835 view B) with this great Moda grey and teal floral print, and the top shirt on the right (McCalls M5884 view A) but with a ruffle along the neckline instead of a tie. I got the crazy jungle print satin from JoAnns. I'm also planning to put the finishing touches (zipper installation and hemming) on a teal version of The Selfish Seamstress's coffee date dress and a white sheath dress, as well as re-working 2 vintage dresses I picked up at an estate sale a few weeks ago.

Hope I can get it all done!

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3:29 PM 3 Comments A+ a-

After sewing for about a year and a half I'm finally starting a blog! I've gotten so much inspiration and information from all the incredible sewing bloggers out there but I didn't think I had enough to say or enough skill to blog about my sewing addiction. However, since the holidays I've been more motivated to sit on my couch than sew! I'm hoping this blog will give me some accountability and will help me track my progress! So, in the spirit of accountability, I'm participating in Me-Made-March! Here it goes...

I, Forrest, sign up as a participant in Me-Made-March '11. I endeavor to wear one item of hand-made or re-fashioned clothing each (work) day for the duration of March 2011.

I'm allowing myself the option to only wear hand-made items on work days because most of what I make are work clothes and often on the weekends I live in sweats... However, hopefully I'll be inspired to either make sweats or look cuter on Saturdays!

So a little bit about me: I'm 23, a graduate of the University of Texas (hook em!), and the Development Director for a great nonprofit! My mother is a fabulous seamstress and made my sister and I darling dresses as children. She tried to teach me to sew around junior high but I was, of course, completely dis-interested. When I moved into my first apartment my senior year of college, I asked for a sewing machine for Christmas to make pillows and curtains. Flash forward 8 months and I was living by myself for the first time and pretty unhappy with my job and the city I was living in, so I decided to take up sewing as a pastime until I figured everything out. Now, a year and a half later I live in a new city, love my job and am still sewing! I hope this blog helps me to become an even better seamstress!