Make It, Wear It - Summer Holiday Challenge1:00 PM
With summer quickly approaching here, Brandon and I have started planning our next vacation. We're headed to a (presumably hot and humid) beach on the Gulf so, I'll likely spend the week in sundresses and light, breathable blouses with skirts or shorts. Of course, being the sewing addict that I am, I started looking over my sewing queue to decide what vacation-appropriate items I could/should add to it (including that red sateen I mentioned Wednesday).
As I was doing so, I came to a decision. I want at least 70% of the items I wear on vacation to be self-made! 100% would be unreasonable. I do have ready-to-wear items that I enjoy wearing and would suit my vacation needs so, I'm bringing them along. I also have a strict time frame in which to get the items sewn. On the other hand, 50% would be too easy, since I generally wear dresses in the summer and have more than enough to account for half a vacation wardrobe. However, I do find myself lacking in separates so, I'm using this as motivation to sew some up.
Now, to hold myself accountable, I've decided to put it in writing. I seem to accomplish more when I'm participating in challenges or contests so, I'm making this a proper challenge for myself. I even made a button!
This means, in the coming weeks, I'll be focusing my sewing on blouses and summer bottoms. (I'm excluding swimwear from the challenge, since I've never tried making any.) Once I have my queue set, I'll set to work and share my progress. When I return, I'll do a round-up post to prove I succeeded (or didn't) with a 'Made It, Wore It' post, a la Suzie.