It’s the first day of June and I’m wearing an unaltered ready-to-wear dress for the first time in a month. Every day in May I managed to don at least one item I sewed or altered. The me-modified May challenge was a great way to see how much of my wardrobe I had made or messed with, versus what I’d acquired, vintage or not, ready to go. We even had a freak snowstorm to get me to reach for my clothes made for slushy weather.
The challenge showed me that I tend to sew warm-weather clothes much more than cold-weather items. Almost all my sweaters are thrifted, but few are altered. I also concluded that I wanted two pencil skirts to go with some new thrifted shirts that don’t play nicely with my closet full of a-lines. One is already made and the other is on my cutting table. (My cutting table is also my sewing table, ironing board, and catch-all, but it sounds fancier to call it by function.)
Overall the challenge was a good way to really take a look at my wardrobe and understand how the me-mades fit in. Did it work the same way for you?
Oh, and about that RTW dress I’m wearing today? I’ve only washed it five times, and it’s already shrunk 3+ inches. This is probably the last time I can wear it to work. Yet another reason to sew my own. I was going to toss it in the giveaway bag…but now that I look at it, could I fix it? Stay tuned…