Oh my gosh that was fast!! MMM is all over and my last week wasn’t very well documented. It’s not that I didn’t wear me mades, I just didn’t get pictures because I went on an awesome trip with my sister to visit our brother in Manitoba! I didn’t want to disrupt the flow of our visit for outfit pictures. I can say that I did wear me mades everyday but I don’t remember exactly what I wore each day.
|A few of my favorites…
With MMM now finished, I have been thinking about my wardrobe a bit. What is missing and what I would like to make. I have also been thinking about why I like to sew and what I like to sew the most.
Here are a few thoughts…
I don’t like to sew staple pieces
. I may as well face it…I don’t even like to wear staple pieces let alone make them. Staple pieces to me would be plain tees and black pants etc…I can buy a nice pair of black pants, jeans or plain t-shirts and I can usually get good quality ones at my favorite thrift shop. I get bored easily and if I’m going to make a pair of pants, I kinda want them to be something I haven’t seen or I can’t get. I love the freedom to be creative and make something fun even if it’s not very practical in my wardrobe.
…. you rock!
I need a break from rules. This has been something I have been thinking about a lot lately. It is probably just a phase but I don’t really want to make any pledges at the moment. I was about to embark on a stash busting challenge of epic proportions when husband stopped me. He asked me why I would do that to myself…why would I impose a lot of rules on my hobby? Point taken…thank you husband. Don’t get me wrong…. I like a challenge and at times it can be good to put deadlines on myself to be more productive with my sewing projects. However, right now I just need to sew for pleasure. No time lines, no rules. The rest of my life is full of deadlines and rules, my hobby doesn’t need any right now. Sew what I want, when I want to. New rule… right there people. Bam.
I need to care less about what others think. This isn’t at all directed at my lovely friends in the blog world but more at my everyday life and those I see everyday. I sometimes don’t wear a me made garment because I may feel too conspicuous or “over dressed” but if I feel great in a dress that I have made… I should wear it regardless. Right? I also hold back from sharing that I made a garment unless I am specifically asked where I got it. When someone compliments me on my self made dress, I just respond with a “Thanks!”. Unless of course husband is with me and he blurts out, “She made it!”, to which I inwardly cringe and outwardly blush. Ugh. How do I get over that?
I’m okay with not having an entirely me made wardrobe. I admire those who can do this and love it. I really think it’s amazing!! For me to do this, I would have to sew staples, which goes back to my previous mention that I don’t like to sew staples. At least not at this moment… ( don’t hold me firm to these claims…I can be a flighty gal ) I also have some really great RTW pieces in my wardrobe that I love to wear. My favorites are usually thrifted, which makes them even better.
There you have it, a few thoughts I have had during the MMM’14 challenge. I loved seeing every one’s makes and I’m sorry to say that I didn’t have near the time I would have liked to comment on every one’s pics.