Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Me Made March: Day One


I waited until the very last minute to commit to this, but here goes....

 I, Liza Jane of lizajanesews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-March '11. I endeavor to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of March 2011.   I'm going to count refashions as handmade, but I only have a few of those. 

I'm signing up because I love wearing things I make and I don't do it as often as I should.  Usually when I'm wearing something I've made it means I've put a little thought in to getting dressed that day, rather than throwing on my usual uniform of corduroys and a knit top.  I'm interested in where the holes in my wardrobe lay (or is it lie?).  This will be a good way to figure out what I need to sew next.   I'm a little apprehensive about all of this because I'm not sure I can make it through the whole month.  Also, everything I wear to work inevitably ends up with paint on it (my favorite pair of red pants met their demise recently when a five year old crashed in to the back of me with a very wet painting). I won't be wearing my nicest things except on weekends.   But, I am curious if I can hang.  I'm going to try my hardest.  Forgive me if some days I count my handmade pajama pants.    I'm also worried about taking a photo everyday.  J was obliging today but I may have to get creative other days.  I won't be blogging daily, but maybe I can do a weekly round up.

The shirt I wore today was made by me last year (pre-blog) but I did post it on Burdastyle.   McCalls 5433- the envelope claims it is a 3 hour shirt.  The fit is fabulous but boy did it take a lot longer than 3 hours.   I love this shirt and wear it often but the sewing is absolutely horrific.  There is crazy, wobbly top stitching on the placket, the cuffs are coming apart at the corners and the button holes are so small that I don't undo the buttons anymore.  I just slip it over my head.  But I love it just the same.  Maybe I should make another now that my skills have improved.  Do I need to talk about the rest of what I'm wearing?  I feel a little silly, but pants are from Talbots and they are not black but a really deep midnight blue.  And you'll see my blue Dansko's often.  I have several pairs and they are about the only shoe I can stand to wear at work.  I *never* sit down.

Looking forward to seeing what this month brings!

10 comments:

  1. You can do it! I found doing a quick wardrobe-inventory helped me with SSS, though I don't think I'll bother this time (I have a lot more clothes to play with).

    My frilly cream JJ blouse is one of the things I get the most compliments on, period, and it's got the crappiest sewing ever---pulled seams, uneven stitching, crappy edge-finishing, the works! But the overall impression is great.

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  2. Thanks for the vote of confidence! I hope I'm up to the challenge.

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  3. You can do it. I found the photos were the worst part for me (which is why I am not doing it again), but very, very useful.
    Your blouse looks great from here.

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  4. Good luck! Your shirt does look great, plus it looks a safe option for an art teacher - you probably won't notice any paint splotches on that fabric!!

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  5. You shirt looks good to me. Who says every stitch has to be perfect? You should see what the inside of some professional costumes for the stage look like! Rough as!

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  6. If I think I can do it, so should you too! Your first outfit is very nice and it looks like it is the real you. That is what is great with MMMarch!

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  7. Good for you, it will be so much fun to see your outfits! I really hope to see your Dansko's often, they're so great!

    I wish I had enough made-by-me clothes to participate, maybe I will by May :)

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  8. I love your shirt! I nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award! Have a great day!

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  9. good luck! i don't know if I could do it. You're braver than i am!

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  10. Nice shirt. Looks great with the shoes.

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