Thursday, August 12, 2010

Still Here, Still Sewing! (and Self-Stitched-September)

It feels like it's been ages since I've posted any new garments. I took DD and friend to ComicCon, then I got a bit distracted with my new Kindle and started reading obsessively. Finally, I was able to put the Kindle down and started working on two jackets. Hopefully in the next few days I will have the first one ready to show. The second one, a very easy unstructured piece, is half done, and the first, a structured Sandra Betzina, needs only the lining.

Have you heard of Self-Stitched-September? First, there was Me-Made-May, where folks committed to wearing items they made themselves every day for the month of May 2010. I learned of Me-Made-May on May 1st, exactly, so I observed others who participated, but didn't even think about attempting it myself.

At the end of May, Self-Stitched-September was announced. At first, I didn't think I wanted to join, largely because I had no way of taking photos of myself and my kids are rarely around to take photos.

But I kept thinking about it. I solved the problem of taking my own photos, by purchasing a $12 remote for my Canon Digital Rebel and I located a tripod. I realized that I was looking forward to SSS, so here we go:

I, Shams of, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-September. I endeavor to wear only handmade* item(s) of clothing every day for the duration of September 2010.

*With the exception of shoes, hosiery, accessories, underwear, and the odd tank top. ;)