This will be my first year participating in Me-Made-May'14. I loved following everyone's outfit updates last year and I'm very excited to be getting involved this year. Check out So, Zo...what do you know? for info on Me-Made-May'14.
I've set myself two goals which will hopefully help me with a little sewing problem of mine. Winter is coming....and I'm not prepared. I'm guilty of refusing to buy knit or woven basics because they're so simple to make, but avoiding making them because they're so boring. Thus, I own like 2 basic t-shirts, no leggings, and only scummy old long-sleeves tops. Thankfully I have a draw full of tights, and most pairs have no holes.
So, I, Liz of Sewn By Elizabeth, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '14.
I endeavour to:1) wear at least one item of hand made clothing each day for the duration of May 2014.
2) sew at least two layering knit/stretch clothing items for myself.
The second goal is an obvious push to force myself to make more basics, but I think the first goal will help, as well. Most of my me-makes are more appropriate for summer/spring. If I'm going to wear them every day then I will definitely need more warm basic layers to go under/with my many floral skirts and dresses in the coming cooler weather.
So, the above clothing items (and many more) now need to be integrated into a warm and woolly wardrobe. Any advice? Obviously there will be a lot of tights. I'm going to finally try and the Deer and Doe Plantain top, perhaps get my hands on the Sewaholic Renfrew top and maybe try sewing leggings. Wish me luck. I'll post weekly roundups of my outfits and basics sewing progress.
On the other hand, maybe May will be full of sunshine and I wont have to worry about keeping warm....