Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Self-Stitched September!

Here it goes...
'I, Rebecca, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-September. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade and/or refashioned item of clothing every day for the duration of September 2010'.
I signed up in the beginning of August after coming across this post, and was super eager to start sewing up some essentials. Within a week of signing up I produced a pair of pajama pants, 9 pairs of underwear, and an almost completed vest.

9 pairs of underwear

I paused for a day or two, stuck on the issue of what to do about work shirts. Plain boring black work shirts, I wasn't inspired at all so I didn't do anything sewing wise. Then the rest of August happened, during which I learned/applied new skills, and submitted my letter of resignation to my current employer, thus solving my issue of what to about work shirts. No, I didn't quit because of  work shirts, in all honesty it is just my time to leave and start something new.

The whole thing is bittersweet, I'm happy because I'll have a career rather than just a job in a mall, but I am kind of down that I'll no longer be working with a bunch of really great people.
Anyways back to Self-Stitched September. I woke up today, not with S.S.S. on my mind, but with thoughts of my first ever business meeting floating around in my head. It wasn't until half way through getting dressed that I realized what I had to do. At least it wasn't a formal business meeting, I'd like to call it semi-business casual at its finest.

What I Wore:
Shirt: Banana Republic(thrifted)
Shorts: Refashioned
Bracelet and Necklace: Made by me
Underwear(not shown): Made by me

Close up of necklace

That's everything, I plan to post every couple of days with what I've worn this month, and perhaps finish up a few things that have been tucked away in my sewing corner. But for now, it's time for coffee.


The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

You've been very productive! Nice work on everything. I especially admire your necklace.

Michelle said...

Good luck on your quest to wear something you made every day in September...I have already managed to miss a day (I didn't wear anything I made today...but I finished a trenchcoat...can I count today anyway, lol?)