Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Self-Stitched-Sept '11: Join Me!!!!!!!!!

That's right people! Another me-made/self-stitched challenge is born. In fact this will be the last challenge I will be hosting this year, so if you are in any way tempted, you'd best come out to play!!!

You probably think it's easy to come up with a new logo each time, you'd be wrong! I spend ages trying to decide which font has the right feel for the upcoming challenge. So onto the challenge itself. If you have read my blog before, or have been hanging with the online sewing crew for any length of time, it is very possible you are already aware of the concept and purpose behind these challenges. If you do not, I will explain.

What is Self-Stitched-Sept '11?:

Those who will sign up to Self-Stitched-Sept '11 wish to challenge themselves to wear their lovely handmade creations more than they currently tend to for the duration of September 2011. The signee decides the specifics of their own challenge, e.g, what constitutes 'self-stitched', how many self-stitched garments they plan to wear each day, and so on. It is then up to them to try and stick to this throughout the month as best they can. It is not a competition, it doesn't matter if a participant isn't able to fulfill their pledge, life has a habit of getting in the way of good intentions!

Why should I take part?

Good question. People choose to do so for lots of reasons. Most participants find the results of their sewing/crochetting/knitting/upcycling/refashioning all too often ends up left in their wardrobe as, for whatever reason, they choose to wear their 'safe' clothing instead. Some participants in these challenges want to discover the 'holes' in their wardrobe so in the future they are able to focus their precious garment-creating time towards making things that will be more useful. Others feel what they tend to wear, day-to-day, doesn't really suit them or represent who they are particularly, and want to spend a month focussing on getting out of their rut. Some participants enjoy the push this challenge gives them to finish off lingering unfinished projects to add some more self-stitched weapons to their garment-arsenal. And others (myself included) get a rush when complimented whilst wearing a self-stitched garment, and want to spend a month increasingly the likelihood of receiving more!!! If the previous four challenges are anything to go by, there is also guaranteed to be a lovely online community of fellow participants to give support, advice and inspiration. More on that bit later.

How does SSS '11 work?

All you have to do is copy the pledge below and post it in the comments section of this post adapted to include your details and the personal specification of your challenge. This is YOUR challenge, write the script any way you want, just remember: IT IS A CHALLENGE. For example, you could challenge yourself to wearing one self-stitched/refashioned garment a day, or if you have been making clothing for a long time, you may decide to challenge yourself to two self-stitched/refashioned garments a day, or even more! If you are fairly new to garment creating and/or re-working, make this a challenge, but don't make it impossible for yourself. Maybe you wish to only include refashions in this challenge: no problem! Perhaps you wish to include jewellery and accessories you have made: equally, no problem! If you already wear a lot of self-stitched/refashioned items, think how you can up the ante.

'I, (insert name here and blog address if you have one), sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear......................................................... each day for the duration of September 2011'

If you have a blog, re-post your pledge so your readers and followers can see what you are up to. Please include a link to this post so others can also sign-up if they are interested. If there's one thing I've learnt from these challenges, the more people involved, the better the party!

Documentation and Photos:

'So what's with all the daily pictures people have on their blogs, do I have to do that?'. No. 'What's with the Flickr group? I'm not on Flickr, do I have to sign up?', not if you don't want to. Documenting these challenges seems to be the area that puts people off and definately the area I get the most (although comparatively tiny amount of) negative feedback about, so let me address this area.

Many people who have a blog choose to share their challenge with their readers by taking and posting daily outfit photos as they go along. It is not in any way compulsory to do this if you don't want to, or even to have a blog at all. Personally, I do take daily photos and post them, as I find looking at these images helps me analysise what outfits/garments are working and what aren't, and reflecting on these photos in the form of commentary on my blog helps me put those reactions and feelings into something more cohesive. Personally, I tend to lump several days worth of images together into one post, but some post daily whilst others do a weekly summary, or just post their favourite outfit days.

There will be a Flickr group created for this challenge, as I've found it to be a great format for everyone to share their outfit photos, comment on and ask questions about other peoples' creations, and have discussions on whatever springs to mind throughout the duration of the month. I've always been blown away by the positivity and sense of enjoyment and fun that spreads from the challenge Flickr groups. I wish so much that there was some way for everyone who participates could get together in the flesh and meet and chat, but the Flickr group really does provide the next best thing. However, if you as a participant chose not to join or post on the SSS '11 Flickr group, that is totally fine. This challenge can be a solitary or community based as you wish! If you don't join, the group is still open for you to come and see what's going on. You won't be able to post photos or join in discussions, but all will be visible and you will be most welcome to stop by.

New for SSS '11: there will be a Facebook group!!!! This will be announced, as with the Flickr group, a little closer to the start of the challenge (i.e. when I get round to making it!). It will be another avenue to interact with other participants, should you wish to.

So, come on people!!!!!!! It's time to stand up and be counted as part of the handmade revolution. Let's show ourselves as well as others that we are capable of making incredible and functional things to wear, and damn proud of it too!

xxx

121 comments:

2paw said...

Hooray!!! I am so glad SSS has arrived!! I missed MMM and June because I was ill. So yes, I 2paw, sign up as a participant of SSS 2011. I shall endeavour to wear at least one self-stitched item of clothing each day for the duration of September.
Thank you.

Anna said...

Count me in! I loved MMJ so much that I have carried on documenting what I wear each day! My blog is http://finallywakingup.wordpress.com and I'll be wearing at least one hand made thing each day. It will be a challenge depending on the weather as I seem to sew more summery stuff than autumn/wintery stuff so I'd best look at what I can get made in the next few months!

ps one of your FAQs in this post still says Me Made June instead of Sept.

refashionista.net said...

Huzzah! SSS sounds awesome! I'm already making something new every day for a year, so this fits nicely! MMM was a blast, and SSS will be even more fun! :)

Patricia said...

I'm in! again!
I'll wear at least one re-fashioned or self stitched item per day, and I shall also try to make and wear a pair of underpants each day (I want 30 in order to cut down on laundry trips).

Erin said...

I have watched these challenges go down in the past and have been envious of the creativity of the participants. I haven't been doing much sewing lately, but why let reality get in the way of a good challenge?
'I, Erin of crazyncrafty, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear one item that has passed through my hands, refashion or new, each day for the duration of September 2011'

Mellie said...

I am so excited about SSS! I watched all the people taking part the last times and now I will be in there too!
With my new blog I can now share all the things I wear with the other awsome people around there!
Thank you Zoe!

abendstern said...

'I,Constanze of abendsternwelt.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self made item each day for the duration of September 2011' :)

Carolyn said...

Count me in! This will be spring for us southern hemisphere-ies... Thank you so much for organising this yet again Zoe!

I, Carolyn of http://handmadebycarolyn.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear all handmade, barring undies and tights each day for the duration of September 2011. That is, I will be wearing undies and tights of course, but not of the handmade variety!!'

kristenmakes said...

Oh I am so in! I made it in March but not June so I'm ready once again!

'I, Kristen of KristenMakes, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear as many handmade items as the outfit dictates each day for the duration of September 2011'

I know it's wordy, but I can't commit to ONLY me-made items yet. When I pledged 2 items last time, I found I couldn't wear some me-made things because there wasn't a second me-made garment/accessory to coordinate with it. I was so sad I couldn't wear my Macaron dress!

Catherine said...

'I, Catherine (http://clothesandsewing.blogspot.com/) sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear.somethign self stitched each day for the duration of September 2011, and as an additional challenge - to make some knickers (finally)

Stevie said...

I am going to smash this one, September is a much better climate for my layering love so I think I might get through this one easier! Not to mention I won't be moving house!
xx

Shelly said...

Count me in too! I will have been sewing for longer this time around so will have more garments to wear.

I, Shelly of http://shellystorey.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self made item each day for the duration of September 2011

mila said...

'I, mila from http://organzowa.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear one myself made item, refashion or new each day for the duration of September 2011' Aaaa!

Marie said...

I would love nothing more than to join in, but I have nowhere near enough self-stitched clothes to last a whole month :o( I'm aiming to be ready to take part in March though!!!

Laura said...

I've taken a deep breath and decided to plunge in! I've got so many half-done garments lying around that I really need the prod to get them finished. Now to see if I can finally get the hang of Flickr...

'I, Laura of Made in Oxford, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self-made item each day for the duration of September 2011'

MrsC said...

What the heck, I'm up for 3S too. In spite of it being depths of winter here! I, Maryanne aka MrsC of www.amamus-amatis-amant.blogspot.com, do swear to wrap my plentiful body in as much me made clobber over September as I can, and to add to my wardrobe in the process.

AnaJan said...

Can't wait to see you all guys again! Thanks for organizing the challenge once again Zoe!

I, AnaJan of www.stepalica.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self made garment each day for the duration of September 2011.

Scruffybadger said...

Oh yes, definite participant, me! Thank you Zoe for organising it, excitement excitement, will definitely have to keep to my plans finishing my jacket & make (wearable) pants! That will be me ramping it up a gear....or two...

I, Winnie of http://Scruffybadgertime.co.uk , sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear all me mades each day for the duration of September 2011 (with the exception of bras, tights, socks & stuff I run in

Andrea said...

I’ve been itching to participate in one of your self-stitched challenges for a while. At first I didn’t have enough me-made items, and now I do but I work in an ultra corporate environment and haven’t quite figured out how to self-stitch a suit (nor do I want to, for that matter!) so I can only commit to evenings after work and weekends, but like you said, it’s a personal challenge so here we go:

'I, Andrea of Stitch Parade (www.stitchparade.com), sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made or refashioned item of clothing each day, outside of work hours, for the duration of September 2011’

Wordy, but sure to be challenging for me! Maybe I’ll get my act together to sew up some blouses I can wear to work. Thanks so much for organizing this!

Stacy aka Stacybeads said...

I haven't decided yet. Our September weather is very similar to June, so my outfits would probably end up being the same ones I showed in MMJ.

Amy said...

As I'm still very new to sewing, SSS'11 will be a challenge for me, but I'm excited to try. So, here goes... I, Amy of sewwell.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear one self-stitched item each day for the duration of September 2011.

Barbara said...

Im in! (Hoping not to experience again the dramatic events of last year that thwarted everything I started. Wish me luck.)

I, Barbara of http://floweryskirt.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self-stitched,made,refashioned or altered thing or garment each day for the duration of September 2011'

As soon as I get back from vacation I'll start sewing! For I got rid of most of my clothes. Again. ;-))

Thanks Zoe!

lazystitching said...

Man! Where did the last year go? :)
I, Alana of Lazy Stitching, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self-stitched item each day for the duration of September 2011'

Alibobs said...

I can't believe there is another challenge so soon! I'm going to have to finally make my trousers, aren't I?!
I'm not sure what I can do to make it different from June, maybe I will not include accessories this time, or try to make some underwear... I will have a think before I reply with my promise.

Sara said...

I am so ready and so not ready all at once!
I, Sara Upshaw of The Pretty Pickle, will endeavor to wear one me-made or me-altered item every day in September, even if I have to fall back on scarves and necklaces. haha.
http://theprettypickle.blogspot.com/2011/08/self-stitched-september.html

Elisalex said...

Yay! I was so gutted I missed out on Me Made June having only just discovered your blog mid June, so I am IN for September!

'I, Elisalex of Stitch me Softly, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one item of clothing that I have made/repurposed each day for the duration of September 2011. I also endeavour to make more clothes for my family.'

Joanne said...

Oh my goodness this is very exciting! I observed countless talented bloggers take part in Me Made June and got very jealous. I don't have enough clothes for every day but I have brooches, bows, bags and bits! So...
I, Joanne of http://www.stitchandwitter.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear something crafted, sewn or upcycled each day for the duration of September 2011.

What fun! Lordy I had better get on with a few things...

Mary said...

Oh yes! The last few challenges passed me by as I had so many house projects, and I missed all of you very much. I would occasionally look over the Flicker group and be envious that others were playing and I was not. So, I am in!!
'I, Mary of http://kf-biblioblog.blogspot.com/ , sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade piece of clothing each day for the duration of September 2011'

aprettymess said...

'I, Lily of http://sewingfaerie.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one home made item each day for the duration of September 2011. I had signed up for June's challenge but came upon some unfortunate circumstances and was unable to participate =( Crossing fingers that things are looking up by September to make enough items to wear.'

Michelle said...

Oh I am SO IN!! I missed Me Made June due to being so ill, plus it was too cold here! September will be perfect though.

'I, Michelle of http://buttontreelane.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one home made item each day for the duration of September 2011.

Kelly's Korner said...

Hi Zoe! Thanks to you and SSS last year I am almost completely handmade everyday! I won't join in this Sept because all my photos will be repeats and my family will get bored, but I will be with you in spirit! Keep inspiring people!

Madelaine said...

I am so ready to try this again!


I, Madelaine of http://lookmakeseedo.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear one piece of handmade clothing each day for the duration of September 2011. Handmade accessories are nice but only count as extras.

sasha.danae said...

Yay! I think I'm waaaaay more prepared this go around!

'I, Sasha, of sashamakes.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade clothing item each day for the duration of September 2011'

Carmela Biscuit said...

'I, Carmela of http://carmelabiscuit.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one item knit or crocheted by me each day for the duration of September 2011'

Urban Rustic said...

I shall give this a go as I did enjoy doing the MMJ, and have worn at least one thing that is me made since the first of June, but doubt I shall have enough warm me made clothing to wear for the entire month!
Anyway,
I Catherine of www.themakingsofanurbanrustic.blogspot.com shall endeavour to wear at least one item of me made clothing each day for the duration of September.

hamstermonster25 said...

I dare to wear a waistcoat every day,, have not since 1981,,
http://hamstermonster25-thedayidied.blogspot.com/

hamstermonster25 said...

'I, (insert name here and blog address if you have one), sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear A WAISTCOAT each day for the duration of September 2011'

http://hamstermonster25-thedayidied.blogspot.com/

Kathryn said...

Get in! Glad you're doing this again. Better get sewing!

'I, Kathryn of http://yesilikethat.wordpress.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one home made item each day for the duration of September 2011.'

Am away on holiday for two weeks so need to start thinking about a capsule wardrobe I guess...

Elle said...

I've been on the fence but really, why not. Here's my pledge:
'I, Ellen of http://itsasewinglife.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one item that I have either self-stitched completely myself, or have refashioned, each day for the duration of September 2011.'

Sarah C said...

I, Sarah C of Musings of a Seamstress, sign up as a participant of my very first Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavor to wear at least 1 self-stitched garment each day for the duration of September 2011. I hope you will follow along and join me in this journey!

Shawnta said...

I, Shawnta of divinerae.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear 1 self-stitched item each day for the duration of September 2011'

pinsandpatience said...

How exciting! I found your blog during your June challenge, and it was so much fun to read. I'll be in on September!

I, Morgan Sin of http://pinsandpatience.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear something I made each day for the duration of September 2011.

Now I have to make some time to check all you others who will be joining, so many new blogs to read!
Good luck everyone :)

polly pratt said...

I can`t wait i Anna From www.pollypratt.blogspot.com
Pledge to wear at least one garment that i have made for the month of September.

This will be so much fun.

polly pratt said...

Just add the button to my blog.

threadsquare said...

Here goes! Totally unprepared, with only one week left before my vacation, and not nearly enough garments to not repeat. Aaah, well!!!
'I, Lavender aka threadsquare, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or upcycled garment each day for the duration of September 2011'

Huzzah!!!

Dilly said...

I, Dilly of dibulous.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or refashioned garment or accessory each day for the duration of September 2011.

Woo! I really enjoyed Me-Made-June 11, so I'm signing up again - although I haven't really sewn much since June so I better get my finger out so I don't bore you all! MMJ was a big spur to my creativity and productivity, so hopefully SSS will be too :)

Also, I don't think I'll be able to get through the whole month in skirts and dresses, so I think I'm another one who's finally going to have to tackle some trousers...

Christine said...

Woohoo! I'm a little scared as it will be my first time doing a challenge like this, but I'm going to go for it!

I, Christine of What's Up, Cupcake? Blog, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one hand made item each day for the duration of September 2011.

jen | grainline said...

I want to sign up so bad but I am pretty sure that I'm setting myself up for failure (again)! We have until September to sign up right?

Sandy said...

Ok, I'm going to join the fun! I, Sandy of http://livinginred.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of September 2011.

ellamadethat said...

OK, I'm a brand new blogger, but I want to give this a shot!

I, Ella of ellamadethat.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self-stitched item of clothing each day for the duration of September 2011'

Erica Louise said...

'I, Erica of Recycled Fashion, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one hand-made or refashioned item of clothing each day for the duration of September 2011'

Linda C said...

I'm jumping in and hoping not to sink. I have so many projects and pieces of fabric, potential refashions, alterations and new garments. Ok- here I go. I, Linda DeMars, of Loitering through life on blogger, promise that for the month of September I will wear each day one piece made by me, be it jewelry, altered clothing, refashions or new clothes. (If I just sat down and made all the t-shirts that are too big fit, I could almost have it covered.

Linda

Coastal Harp said...

I'm loving this refashioning community! I'm new at blogging, kinda new at sewing, excited to be a part of this challenge.

'I, Coastalharpgirl, http://healthyredesigning.blogspot.com/ sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear something self-stitched each day for the duration of September 2011'

Dorothy said...

I, Dorothy, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one item each day for the duration of September 2011 that I have either made from scratch or altered or embellished in some way.

I don't have a great number of self stitched items and I'm still struggling with some fit issues I didn't have when I last had a largely me-made wardrobe, back when I was in my twenties, but I was a participant in the last SSS in 2010 and it was very inspiring.

Veronica Darling said...

Yippee Zoe! Self Stitched Srpt is my FAVE as it's the best time of year for me and this year, I'm going to keep a Sew Weekly thread to it as well! Thanks for your button HTML etc! Xoxo

vintage mama said...

I am a vintage lover just starting to sew again after a few years break, and starting with clothes for my children, so.....
'I, Deb Clark (http://alittlebit50s.blogspot.com/), sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear, or get one of my children wear a hand made or refashioned item each day for the duration of September 2011'

Macska said...

Yay! I was hoping you'd do a September one. :-)

I, Kat of http://macskakat.wordpress.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one, and hopefully entirely, self-stitched garments each day for the duration of September 2011!

Barb-Central Texas said...

'I, Barbara of http://sewingbrain.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self-made garment each day for the duration of September 2011' I have very little experience, so it's audacious of me to sign up for this, but I know I can do it, because I love the pants, skirts, and tops I've made for hanging out in the house or working in the garden. I wear at least one of these each day anyhow. I should probably add that ... hmmm ... at least once a week I will wear at least one hand-made garment to the office and other public places.

Robyn said...

I'm going again! I, Robyn of http://sewredrobyn.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made or refashioned item each day for the duration of September 2011.

Christina said...

I'm in again!!!

I, Christina of http://herrlichkeiten.net, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear all handmade except for lingerie & hosiery and one bonus piece each day for the duration of September 2011'

Lovenicky said...

Thanks Zoe for organizing this. Love your blog btw! I have been making clothes for a while and more than half my closet are clothes that I have made or refashioned so wearing my self-stitched clothing should be fine. The challenge for me really is to remember to take a photo of the outfit every day for the month of Sept! LOL! But seriously, this will help me figure out if I'm wearing only a small portion of my self-stitched clothes all the time or not. I'm sure we'll have have fun! Thanks again!

Lovenicky said...

Sorry, I forgot to do the pledge:
'I, Lovenicky, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least 1 self-stitched or self-refashioned piece of clothing each day for the duration of September 2011'.

Ingiepops said...

I am so glad you are doing this again, I have been wanting to participate in one of these again. "I, Ingiepops, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self-stitched item of clothing each day for the duration of September 2011".

Jessie said...

I'm in!

'I, Jessie of Some Things I Have Made, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear one handmade or refashioned item each day for the duration of September 2011.'

(I'm counting my apron and nightgown, just in case--my self-stitched wardrobe may not be quite up to this challenge.)

Miranda said...

I, Miranda of www.mirandafern.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear garments and accesories (other than undies, socks and shoes) that are either entirely self constructed or upcycled or modified garments from my own closet or thrift stores, each day for the duration of September 2011.

Sølvi said...

Of course I´m in! Yay for SSS`11! :-)

Ashley Louise said...

I've been wanting to participate forever, so I'm doing it! I, Ashley Louise, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self made garment each day for the duration of September 2011!! I am so excited!!

eunny jang said...

Oh, I am so down. Thanks for doing this!

ericapenton said...

Hurray! I learned a lot from my sad attempt at MMJ. I'm going in with a plan this time! I, Erica of Experiments & Accidents, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear one piece of self-stitched or re-fashioned clothing each day for the duration of September 2011.

Nikki said...

OK, I wasn't going to do this and am still not sure if I actually have enough handmade, refashioned items of clothing to wear for a month. If we have an Indian Summer I'll be laughing, if it's cold...

'I, Nikki of Nikki's Stitches, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear self-stitched, refashioned or new clothing, each day for the duration of September 2011'

Best get sewing then!

Diane Reafsnyder of It's the Little Things said...

I'm in! I've been watching but now I'm all in.

I, Diane of http://dianereafsnyder.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear something handmade each day for the duration of September 2011.

Uta said...

'I, Uta of el-little.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of September 2011'
I'm back! Thank you, Zoe, as always for inspiring me.

Valerie said...

My one-year anniversary of me-made challenges!

'I, Valerie of threadsthoughtsthings.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear complete outfits of self-stitched or altered garments each day for the duration of September 2011'

aviewintomyworld said...

I, Louise of aviewintomyworld, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear all me made clothes, excluding underwear and sportswear, each day for the duration of September 2011'

upping the ante? well i should be moving house so that may be challenge enough but i will also have some me made knitwear to include so i should not be as cold this time around :-)

Amy said...

Yes! MMJ'11 ended up as a practice run for me, so I'm ready to get my teeth into this one!

I, Amy, of Diana & Me, sign up as a particpant of Self Stitched September’11. I endeavour to wear at least one item of self-stitched or refashioned clothing each day for the duration of September 2011.

Lisa Risager said...

'I, Lisa Risager, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one piece of self-stitched or upcycled clothing each day for the duration of September 2011'

I knit and crochet a lot and have recently taken up sewing again.
My stash is full of second-hand clothing needing to be upcycled

emilylovesbagpuss said...

I, Emilylovesbagpuss, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear one me made item per day each day for the duration of September 2011'

I will include accessories as well as I am only just getting the me time to make clothing...but at least this will give me the inspiration!

Rue Savante said...

I have lots of items I've started but never seem to be able to finish them, I derail half way through and this challenge is just what I need.I better get going then!

'I Begitta,sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least 1self-stiched item each day for the duration of September 2011'

DeniseAngela said...

I would love to be part of this again: I, (DeniseAngela of http://sewcoco.blogspot.com/ , sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear 1 item each day for the duration of September 2011'

Debbie said...

I had to give this one some thought, But I really enjoyed March and June, so even though I am so busy, here goes:

'I, Debbie,http://debbie-sewdebbie.blogspot.com/ sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavor to wear at least one self stitched item of clothing each day for the duration of September 2011.

Rosy said...

Oh, yes, this time I don´t lose it! So .. "Yo, Rosy, of Sewingadicta.blogspot.com, I become a participant in the self-stitched in September 2011 and strive to wear every day this month, a garment sewn, knitted or refashioned by me. Thank you time to organize this, Zoe. it's a real treat!

Helena said...

I'm in! MMJ was a lot of fun so I'm in for September as well. Still just one handmade item though, as my me-made fall wardrobe is not very big.

I, Helena of eitchy.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one hademade garment each day for the duration of September 2011.

JuliN said...

I want to try this!
I, JuliN of The Happy Homemaker - Redux , sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavor to wear at least 1 item I made (sewed, refashioned, crafted) and/or altered each day for the duration of September 2011.

daisy roots said...

Ive been wanting to take part for so long and now finally Im going to take the plunge. My self stitched wardrobe is still in its infancy but......

'I, Valerie, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self stitched or refashioned item each day for the duration of September 2011'

annaintechnicolor said...

I've been watching the me-made/self-stitched challenges for quite some time, and finally feel like I have enough items in my modern wardrobe to participate, so . . .

I, Anna, sign up as a participant of Self Stitched September ’11. I endeavor to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of September 2011.

Taracat said...

I'm in! Perfect timing - have just started sewing my Autumn wardrobe.

'I, Taracat www.theamazingtaracat.wordpress.com , sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self stitched item each day for the duration of September 2011'

Lisette said...

'I, Lisette of vintageorbust.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item or accessory each day for the duration of September 2011'
YAY!

Hazbo said...

'I, Hazbo of http://hazwoolwillknit.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self made item each day for the duration of September 2011'

Ilse said...

I, Ilse, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self-stitched garment or accessory each day I leave the farm, for the duration of September 2011'

Mandy said...

Count me in too!
I, Mandy of www.crazydaisytime.blogspot.com
pledge to ear at least one self-made item each day in September. This will include any sewn or knitted item as well as jewellery.
This will be the first time I have taken part.

Donna said...

I, Donna of http://niddetissus.blogspot.com/ pledge to take part in Self-Stitched-September 2011 by wearing at least one me-made item every day and more than one item whenever I can.

Thanks for hosting again!

Sharon said...

I really want to participate again, I just don't think I have enough garments to look different to MMJ, but here goes,

I, Sharon of http://petiteandsewing.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to one self made garment for the duration of September 2011.

Jennifer said...

I've never participated in a challenge before but they sound exciting! 'I, Jennifer of msjennyhomemaker.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each week for the duration of September 2011' (This is really my first year sewing and I've made all summer clothes! So little time!)

fallingthroughyourclothes said...

I, Funnygrrl from Falling Through Your Clothes, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear one self-stitched or refashioned item each day for the duration of September 2011, with a quick time out during my vacation as I don't have many casual knitwear.
I'm looking forward to finding the "holes" in my self-stitched wardrobe.

parasombra said...

'I, Rachel of http://parasombra.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear something I have sewn and hopefully something I will have sewn during this month, each day for the duration of September 2011'

I wear my self-stitched undies most days and as it will be getting cooler I will be wearing my self-stitched vests too so I will make sure to wear something self stitched on the outside too! I have day dreams about a sewing a tunic dress and a new wrap skirt to add to my winter wardrobe so I hope to be able to get on with those this month too.

fresahandmade said...

I'm joining Self-Stitched September for the first time and I'm excited and a bit apprehensive. My pledge:
I, Beth of Fresa Handmade, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear my handmade clothing as often as possible each day for the duration of September 2011.

Roobeedoo said...

'I, Roobeedoo of http://www.roobeedoo.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear only me-made and vintage clothing each day for the duration of September 2011'

Woo hoo!

Mommy en France said...

Back from my vacation and just saw this now. I had a great time with MMJ, so I'm signing up for this too. I have much less me-made cooler weather clothes (although I do have a few projects in teh works). And I'm currently trying hard to reduce my life committments and stress levels, so I'm going to be kind to myself about this challenge. I'll just aim for one me-made piece (original or refashioned) daily, even if is only an accessory or sleepwear.

z. said...

My first month!

I, Z of Gladys and Viv, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self-made item each day (excepting those days on which I am forced to wear my work uniform) for the duration of September 2011.

The Old Fashioned Way said...

I,Layla, from theoldfashionedway.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of SSS 2011. I shall endeavour to wear at least one self-stitched, vintage or refashioned item of clothing each day for the duration of September.

anotherlittlecraftycreation said...

Finally got around to deciding what my challenge will be this time

'I, Alison of anotherlittlecraftycreation.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self-stitched item at all times each day for the duration of September 2011'

In June I wore one item of clothing or accessories each day, but cheated when there was an occasion by changing into rtw during the day (eg. for concert uniform), so this time I am trying to make pjs and pants

littlemeri said...

"I, Meri of littlemeri.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made or refashioned item of clothing each day, for the duration of September 2011"

I got a little burnt out towards the end last time, but I want to add a little self challenge of finishing at least 1 piece of clothing from my stack of 'to-do' garments. Ideas that I have already bought and paid for that have been sitting. That might spice it up a little and give me some new things to wear.

fyrefairee said...

'I, fyre fairee of sewingsoffyre.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to make at least 6 clothing items, and wear them in September, as well as wearing an additional two self-stitched garments each week for the duration of September 2011'

Claire Cooper said...

I tried to find the facebook page - but keep getting nothing - can you help?

oonaballoona said...

'i oonaballoona of oonaballoona.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of self-stitched-sept 2011. god help me, i endeavor to wear something handmand, be it a small accessory or full on head to toe me-made outfit, each day for the duration of September 2011'

EEP.

Stephanie Lynn said...

I decided not to do MMJune and I really regretted not doing it so I'm in! I blog here: http://star-spangledheart.blogspot.com/ and will be posting my pledge there tomorrow!

Dalígula said...

'I, Daligula, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wearat least one self-stitched garment each day for the duration of September 2011'

My blog: daligula.blogspot.com

khriste B said...

Late entry, but I am up for it.

I, (Khristie B of http://stitchitupstella.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least if not all outwear being made or refashioned by me each day for the duration of September 2011'

Kristen said...

I'm a very latecomer, but *just* in time (I hope)...

I, Kristen (of latenightsandlockstitch.wordpress.com) sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item (either clothing or accessory) by me each day for the duration of September 2011'

aleah said...

I'm super late to the party, but I'm gonna do it! I've been wanting to start a blog for a while, and the self-stitched months are really what pushed me to do it. I'm super excited!
I, Aleah of no time to sew, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self-stitched item each day for the duration of September 2011'

Rehanon Mackenzie said...

Hey there,

As always super late to the party but I've brought Margaritas. This is the final ass kick I need to start my blog.

I, Rehanon, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear one piece of handmade clothing each day for the duration of September 2011'

Love and glitter

Re xxx

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Sigrid said...

I, Sigrid of http://analogme.typepad.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear At least two items os self-made wearables each day for the duration of September 2011'

Nethwen said...

I'm in. I just posted my pledge on my blog.

helwen said...

My pledge: I, Heather http://helwen.livejournal.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear one handmade item (clothing preferably, but possibly just an accessory) each day for the duration of September 2011.

I only heard about this today, and most of the clothing I've made isn't modern stuff, so I added in "accessories". I've been meaning to make more everyday clothing for some time, so who knows, by the end of the month I might have more stuff to wear!

Heather G

Geraly said...

so not sure i can do this... but i'll give it a try: I, Geraly (http://www.mamazilla.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear 1 selfstitched or refashioned garment/acessory each day for the duration of September 2011'

Hen said...

Hello again. I had joined Me-Made-June and koved it. Only just found out about the SSS and happened to have worn self-made tops yesterday and the day before, so nothing is lost yet.
'I, Hen of hensweblog.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one self made or refashioned item of clothing each day for the duration of September 2011'

LAP said...

'I, Laura of ‘schmatte?' blog sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item, more if I can, each day for the duration of September 2011′

I've posted on my blog and on FB, and so far, so good.

Anonymous said...

I, JDEE SIGN UP AS A PARTICIPANT OF SELF- STITCHED SEPT 11 , I WILL WEAR SELF-STITCHED ITEM OR HANDMADE
ITEM FOR THE REST OF SEPT

monkeysocks said...

I ma little late in the day, but I am in!
'I, monkeysocks, on monkeysockslearnstosew, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept '11. I endeavour to wear at least one hand stitched or refashioned item each day for the duration of September 2011'.

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