Wow, how is tomorrow already March 1st? This winter has gone so quickly! I thought I could start off Me-Made March by taking inventory of every homemade garment I have, and seeing where there are gaps I need to fill. Obviously one of those gaps in going to be tops! I have only made one shirt so far, so it looks like I'm going to be skipping a few Casual Fridays this month. I've always disliked Casual Friday, anyway. I think jeans are kind of uncomfortable, and so I usually end up wearing leggings and a knit dress. I've proposed Cocktail Dress Friday a few times, but no one seemed to be on board.
Here's what I'm working with. I've got 15 dresses I would be okay wearing either for work or play. Then I have one skirt I made ages ago, my new Sencha blouse, and another blouse I made a while ago out of two vintage silk scarves. I am fine with having to repeat things. It's still cold here and I can change my look with different tights and cardigans.
I also have another Sencha blouse cut out. If I make different versions in different fabrics, it won't look like I'm wearing the same blouse all the time. Especially since it's cold and I have to wear a cardigan anyway.
The fabric is from a Ralph Lauren bedsheet. It was part of my set from freshman year in college, but now I no longer have a need for an extra long twin sheet set. Could I be obnoxious and call it a "reclaimed" bedsheet? Hahaha. That is another one of my huge Etsy pet peeves - sellers who list pieces of old sheets and call it reclaimed fabric. It's not like you stripped 100 year old leather off a train car and used it to upholster a chair. You went to Goodwill and bought a slept on (and probably sexed on) sheet and now you are selling pieces of it as vintage fabric. How is that "reclaimed"?
I have to cheat on Me-Made March a little bit while I'm in Mexico from the 10th - 17th. Since my Vogue sundress was a disaster, that leaves me with only five homemade summer dresses. I have my 60's bikini, but I'm scared about it's swimability, so I am also bringing two store bought bikinis. I have no homemade caftans or coverups, so right now I have three store bought ones packed.
I bought this pattern from Connie the Pattern Peddler (who is quickly becoming my Etsy go-to seller for all my vintage fabric and pattern needs) and if I have time before next Thursday, I'd really like to make it to bring along. I even have a very 1960's print bedsheet I could make it out of. And no, it is not reclaimed - I bought it from the Salvation Army.
I'm really looking forward to participating in Me-Made March! I'm going to try my best to do daily updates. I can't wait to see what everyone else is wearing!