Friday, September 30, 2011

Self Stitched September

 September has been absolutely insane.  So, so busy.  Yet I kept my self stitched pledge!  I made it through the month with the exception of two days, though I did make sure to wear self stitched pj pants those nights.  I was worried about making it through the month on me made duds since most of my warm weather clothing is pretty casual.  But I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too difficult.  I enjoy these challenges so much.  I love checking out the flickr pool and seeing what everyone else is up to.  I think these months are so valuable because it's a truly accurate picture of what other sewists wear on a day to day basis.  The real deal.  And so much information on my own self stitched items.  What works, what doesn't.  I got rid of several things and tweaked a few, like my kindergarten blues shirt above.  I took off the old collar, which I was never happy with, and replaced it with just the collar band.

Anyway, I decided to just do a round up post at the end of the month.  Instead of posting a collage, I just picked a few favorites from the month.  Can you tell I had fun with Picnik?  Yep, I did.  The text and dates were inspired by a lesson I was teaching my fifth graders- combining text and images.  Anyway, once I started adding the dates I couldn't quit. 

A new pink tee, from my favorite Burda 2-2011 long sleeve tee pattern.

The photo assignment was to show yourself eating or drinking.
Polka dot tee from that same Burda 2-2011 pattern and the skirt is a rtw maxi dress I chopped the top off of and put some elastic in the waist.

Not an exciting self stitched item, but I love this photo.

I am in love with my Parfait.

And this photo makes me long for another trip to Beaufort.
Pink ruffled skirt made from my self-drafted skirt block.

If you'd like to see the rest of my photos, you can check out my flickr set here.

Also, I was featured over at the Be@Home Decor Blog.  There's a little blurb about me on their Best of the Web series.  I'm so flattered- thanks so much!
Happy weekend!


  1. I love when you use picnic, you've really got some cool ideas for using their stickers.

    Needless to say your clothes look great too.

  2. You looked great throughout the month! I especially like the brown polka dot skirt from the 8th.

  3. Love your photos! You have some gorgeous me-made things, awesome to see!

  4. Awesome photos! You've inspired me to be a bit more wacky next time I use Picnik. Did you do that stuff on a regular free account or do you pay for premium? Love your outfits. You have a great style.

  5. Oh my goodness. I'd never heard of Picnik before but I am loving it! Thank you for introducing it to me. :) Also I love your polka dot top. My inner 5 year old must love polka dots too bc I'm working on a polka dot Sorbetto right now. I really dig your knit Kasia as well. :)

  6. I love your photos, especially the one of you eating the date. :) Also, your parfait is beautiful on you. You chose a gorgeous color!

  7. Thanks, ladies!

    I could spend (waste?) hours playing around on Picnik.

    Tilly- I just use the free account right now, but I think I'm going to upgrade soon. Then I'll be able to see all my photos in my library.

    Andrea- My inner five year old is obsessed with polka dots :)

  8. Looks like you're having a ball with picnik. Your photos are super fun. You definitely came up with some lovely outfits.

  9. I agree SSS was so much fun. Love your parfait too, looks great in periwinkle!

  10. You had a fantastic month, and I really loved your outfits. And your photos were fabulous! Adding the dates and texts like that is a fun idea.

  11. Your photos are soooo cute! Clothes + concept. :)

    I have a parfait in the same color. We'll have to be careful not to wear them to the same luncheon... ;) It's such a lovely, easy to wear little dress...

  12. What fun photos! I am generally self-stitched year round, but do not have the patience to do a daily outfit photo. I like looking at others', though.

  13. Steph- It was your blue parfait that convinced me to make up the pattern! So technically I copied you ;)