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.
By the way, since more is merrier, if you're planning to make self-made items for an upcoming getaway, feel free to grab the button and leave a comment to let me know you're playing along. Of course, you can change the percentage to whatever suits you and your suitcase!
Have you started working on your warm weather queues yet? (Or cooler weather queues, for my southern hemisphere friends?) I'd love to hear what you're planning!
Happy sewing! x