I, Gabrielle from http://upsewlate.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-March '11. I endeavour to wear one handmade piece of clothing or accessory for the duration of March 2011.
To be really honest, I should have lots of "me made" clothes that I could wear... but every day??? Commitment is hard.
I decided to check what I had and whether it would really be enough for 1 homemade garment per day for 31 consecutive days, the bulk of them work days. Everything needs an iron , but this is what I found:
4 long sleeve knit t-shirts (1 has shrunk, 1 needs a side seam repair):
5 casual t-shirts, and 1 sleeveless t-shirt (only 3 t-shirts are photographed as 1 is missing, 1 is badly stained, and the sleeveless t-shirt is in the wash):
about 12 other tops (includes a couple suitable only for unpopular beaches or pulling weeds or something):
about 10 dresses (2 not photographed), mostly for casual wear, and 2 of them are incredibly ugly on me:
6 skirts (1 too tight, 2 borderline too tight, 2 too loose, and the other makes me look like a ball on legs),
1 pair of trousers and 1 probably too small jacket, and 1 handbag (not photographed):
It looks like enough, with some double-ups, but I think homemade skirts that fit will be a challenge. This weekend I'll try to work on that problem - I want to make a start on a couple more knee-length skirts, and I'm going to see if there's anything useful in my UFO pile. The other problem may be dressing nicely enough for work 5 days a week... I guess if it all gets too hard I can carry my handmade handbag, can't I!