I need some new clothes and I'm trying decide between what I fabric/patterns I have and what I should attempt to do for Spring and Summer. HEAR THAT UNIVERSE??? I'm thinking ahead and trying to head off impulsive/crappy sewing that I get caught up in all the time. First off, I'm turning to two of my favourite apparel blogs for the ass kicking I need to get me in gear.
Natalie blows my freaking mind. The MakeShift project began in September and documents a year of wearing clothing (including shoes and underthings) made by the artist. EVERYTHING. I love Natalie's style... these clothes are simple and modern and incredibly interesting. I get very quiet when I look at her pictures. I have a long way to go in understanding construction and fit. I also need a serger. I also want to think about what my daily uniform is and what it could be.
Enter: Zoe. Inspired by Natalie, Zoe just wrapped up a Me-Made-March, wherein she wore self made clothes every day for the month of March. She's ramping it up slightly for a Me-Made-May (including a *lite* version) and I think I'm in. Well. I'm going to try anyway. Anybody up for it?? I think there is going to be serious initial time investment involved that I'm not totally sure about. Let's discuss.
There's a Part 2 here, I think. Next up-- evaluating my clothes and the patterns that got me here.