25 May 2011

In for a Penny, In for a Pound

So, Zo, here we go:


I, KC of The Sewcratic Method, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-June '11. I endeavour to wear
at least one hand made or refashioned item each day for the duration of June 2011.

Now, the catch here is, I'm a professor and I don't teach in the summer, plus I don't have any handmade summer clothes to speak of (certainly not to photograph!). I haven't been to a retail store since Christmas unless you count Goodwill or JoAnn either. So those June togs will have to come from somewhere. To increase the odds of getting dressed in June, I've also signed up for Stephanie's June challenge to

Sew 4 summer dresses in 1 month!
June Challenge1

I completely identify with what Stephanie says in posing the challenge:

Now for some of you this might not seem like a big challenge, but it is for me. Not only will I have to stop procrastinating and doubting my decisions but I will also fill a gaping hole in my wardobe: summer dresses!

Except the gap in my wardrobe is, well, clothing! So if I don't succeed in these challenges I'll resemble Stephanie in another way--she calls her blog The Naked Seamstress!


  1. Have you ever made Picot Tee 310 from Stretch n Sew? I love the neck finish, and it makes up fast. Fabrics R Us has the picot finished elastic for the binding (don't know about Joann).

  2. Goodness, you're brave to take on 2 challenges in one month, you're going to be very busy. I'm looking forward to seeing how you get on.

    Good luck.

  3. Good luck! I learned so much about my wardrobe during me made march. I'm working on a plan for some summer skirts and dresses at the moment, too.