September has been absolutely insane. So, so busy. Yet I kept my self stitched pledge! I made it through the month with the exception of two days, though I did make sure to wear self stitched pj pants those nights. I was worried about making it through the month on me made duds since most of my warm weather clothing is pretty casual. But I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too difficult. I enjoy these challenges so much. I love checking out the flickr pool and seeing what everyone else is up to. I think these months are so valuable because it's a truly accurate picture of what other sewists wear on a day to day basis. The real deal. And so much information on my own self stitched items. What works, what doesn't. I got rid of several things and tweaked a few, like my kindergarten blues shirt above. I took off the old collar, which I was never happy with, and replaced it with just the collar band.
Anyway, I decided to just do a round up post at the end of the month. Instead of posting a collage, I just picked a few favorites from the month. Can you tell I had fun with Picnik? Yep, I did. The text and dates were inspired by a lesson I was teaching my fifth graders- combining text and images. Anyway, once I started adding the dates I couldn't quit.
A new pink tee, from my favorite Burda 2-2011 long sleeve tee pattern.
The photo assignment was to show yourself eating or drinking.
Polka dot tee from that same Burda 2-2011 pattern and the skirt is a rtw maxi dress I chopped the top off of and put some elastic in the waist.
Not an exciting self stitched item, but I love this photo.
I am in love with my Parfait.
And this photo makes me long for another trip to Beaufort.
Pink ruffled skirt made from my self-drafted skirt block.
If you'd like to see the rest of my photos, you can check out my flickr set here.
Also, I was featured over at the Be@Home Decor Blog. There's a little blurb about me on their Best of the Web series. I'm so flattered- thanks so much!