Monday, February 14, 2011

Me-Made-March 2011

I somehow didn't publish this post, even though I actually participated in Me-Made-March,a nd gave you a quick wrap up of it. So here, very very late, is my Me-Made-March pledge:

I, fyrefairee from, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-March '11. I endeavour to wear as much hand made clothing as possible, with the exception of undergarments, tights, and possibly cardigans, each day for the duration of March 2011. I also endeavour to make and wear at least one accessory (bag, brooch, hair clip) each day, and to build myself a working corporate/ work wardrobe.

Last Friday, I excitingly and frighteningly started a new job as an executive assistant. Which means that almost all of my current wardrobe is not work appropriate. I spent too many hours on Saturday walking from shop to shop to shop (something that I haven't done since before taking the Wardrobe Refashion pledge), despairing more and more because nothing fitted, nothing suited, and the few things that were even vaguely reasonable were so overpriced it made me want to cry a little. Unless the cardigan is made of silk, there is nothing to warrant it being $80. Nothing. There isn't enough fabric, or labour in it to warrant that price tag.

So, I came to the conclusion that I would have to make most of my work attire. So, this challenge comes at a perfect time for me: by March I should have enough clothing to actually be able to wear self-stitched creations all months.

And, because I was already planning to create as much of my own wardrobe as possible, I decided to stretch and challenge myself by also wearing one accessory - a hair clip, a brooch, a bag, whatever - each day.

Me-Made-March is being hosted by Zo, from So, Zo... What do you know? and you can sign up here.

Excited? I know I am!

1 comment:

  1. I often forget how lucky I am that I work with college students and am allowed to wear typical student attire. Coincidentally, I'm applying to an administrative assistant job tonight and this topic certainly decreases my enthusiasm. Anyway, congratulations on the new job and I look forward to seeing your new executive line!