I've signed to take part again in Zoe's seasonal challenge, this time to be called Me-Made June 11.
I, Carolyn of "Handmade by Carolyn", sign up as a participant of Me-Made-June '11. I endeavour to wear as much handmade as possible each day for the duration of June 2011'
And I'm not going to be so hard on myself this time; I will not (sternly shaking my finger at my always-makes-things-too-hard-for-myself self) make too much of an effort to not-repeat. Just maybe a small, teensy-tiny effort, to stave off boredom. Hehe...
And since June is newly winter for us southern hemisphere dwellers I may have to pop on a few RTW thermals or Tshirts once in a while for a bit of extra warmth! I may need to, I may not. We'll have to see how we go with that one.
See, here's the dilemma, the same ol' dilemma. I have a collection of perfectly serviceable Tshirts and cardigans. I like challenging myself to wear all me-made, but I still have to make use of the garments I've got, right? Otherwise, I am just being wasteful of my current resources, er wardrobe. It's silly for me to go out and, source, say, black stretch fabric to make myself useful black Tshirts and cardigans, when I have some RTW ones already. So, yeah...
And yesterday, with all the new technological lessons being introduced into my sad, old brain such as a) how to film myself, talking all by myself and b) learning how to upload a video onto YouTube (they didn't teach this in school in my day), it slipped my mind that I had taken an outfit photo on our walk that morning. So there it is, what I was wearing yesterday. In the vlog too. I'm just putting it in here, just because. The weather has been such that one has to start the morning with a cardigan, but before one has got more than 100m on one's walk one needs to take it off. And then one needs it again as the sun drops below the yard-arm (there's that random saying again, what does that even mean?)
And sewing-wise, I will just hint that I have been sewing up a veritable storm lately! I have lots of newly constructed stuff to show, with which I'm extremely pleased... but I'm waiting for the right moment. You'll see soon. Promise.
Dress; Vogue 1152, cotton chambray, details and a review of this pattern here
Scarf; re-fashioned from an old Tshirt, tutorial here
Cardigan; Country Road found secondhand, and dyed yellow by me here
Sandals; Anna, from Marie-Claire shoes