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zozowahine is a group administrator zozowahine says:

Hi lovely crafters!

Welcome to the Self-Stitched-September Flickr Group. Come in, pull up a chair, make yourselves comfortable! In much the same way as the Me-Made-May Flickr Group before it, this group has been created for the participants of the Self-Stitched-September challenge as a space to share photos of your awesome handmade garments/outfits, find inspiration, and to create and conduct discussions on any topic your crafty hearts desire!

It would be lovely if participants could introduce themselves, including your name, blog address if you have one, nationality/country of residence if you wish (because I'm fascinated by what a diverse group of crafters we probably are), and what draws you to this challenge.

Ok, I'll go first:
My name is Zoe, and by virtue of the fact that you are here, I've possibly already seen my blog 'So, Zo...'. I am an English girl currently living in Barcelona, but by the time (Self-Stitched-) September rocks round, I'll have relocated to Brighton in the UK. I created this challenge as I wished to expand and build upon all the positive aspects (both personal and as a community) that transpired from the last challenge (MMM). I believe that people making their own clothes oftens leads to beneficial feelings of self-expression and connection with our creativity that can otherwise be missing from our lives. I also think that it can foster a more sustainable and thoughtful relationship with our general consumption.

I hope you all enjoy this space! xxx
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loutracey says:

hi everyone,
if this was face to face i'd be a lovely crimson shade introducing myself but here goes!!! I'm louise, from dublin, ire and my blog is pretty new but here's the address: aviewintomyworld.wordpress.com
i came across Zoe's blog towards the end of me-made-march and then followed her progress, a quite a few other bloggers, through me-made-may which i couldn't take part in due to having far too much on but i have jumped on the bandwagon for sept.
i started making my own clothes because i couldn't find exactly what i wanted but i have never gotten to a stage where i could consistently&completely dress myself in me-made items. i also try to avoid big name brands or huge companies because i don't agree with the working conditions and business practices of a lot of them.
for me SSS will involve quite a bit of prep, i normally draft my own patterns but i think for work tops i'll probably be trying out bought patterns and keep the self-drafting for bottoms, dresses and non-work clothes - the things that i really enjoy!
as zoe mentioned above making clothes as a mode of self expression and a creative outlet and i agree, it's something that i cling onto as my mon-fri 9-5 is very much not about either, so even if, like for the past year or so, i'm not actively sewing i am always expanding my mental wardrobe of clothes to be made
so thats me, looking forward to the challenge...
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DreamAlly says:

Hi SSSers!

I'm Ally, born Romanian, brought up in Germany and currently living and working in London.

My aunt used to make us dresses in Romania when we were kids and although I've only just started making clothes myself I always loved the thought of making clothes that actually fit me, live a more sustainable life and wearing unique outfits.

I came across Zoe's blog (and many others - very purple person, ayenforcraft, sewing and so on) a few weeks ago (don't even remember how... think it all started on the burda fashion website and a bag pattern from verypurpleperson) and have been inspired to make my own clothes just by looking at you all being creative - quite an amazing creativity flowing out of these blogs spreading all over the world!

I think my main challenge will be to create a wearable wardrobe that can take me from summer to winter - am currently drawn to lovely summer things.
My next steps is practicing a bit this months (finding out what my sizes are in different patterns) and then start building a wardrobe.

Basically my challenge starts now as I need to sew a few things before I can wear them during SSS!
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katisews2much says:

Hi everyone!
My name is Kati (katikando.wordpress.com) and I'm a biology student at Georgia Institute of Technology. I've been sewing off and on since I was about seven years old, on for the past 3 years! I'm attempting knitting so I may have a few scarves ready for the chillier parts of September.

I'm very excited for SSS, I wanted to participate in MMM but lacked a complete handsewn wardrobe :( I usually make dresses, most of the recent ones have been too dressy to wear daily. In the spirit of SSS I will be making lots of seperates this summer so that I'm prepared for wearing only (except undergarments) handmade outfits.

MMM inspired me to start making seperates to wear everyday so I did get a little bit of a jumpstart before the SSS announcement.

Will you all be uploading pictures of your garments as you make them for SSS?
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biggreenfeet [deleted] says:

My name is Courtney, and here is my blog. I am an education student at the University of Central Florida, and I will be doing my first internship starting in September. I was so excited to hear about SSS, because MMM looked interesting, but like a few of you on here, I didn't have nearly enough hand-made garments to participate!

I am a plus-sized sewer, so a lot of my sewing goals come out of wanting something unique and un-circus-tent-like as possible. I have a whole list of things set up to sew from here 'till then, and I couldn't be more excited. I truly believe in more sustainable fashion, and that begins when a person truly values and loves what's hiding in their closet.

One of the things I am really looking forward to trying to make is a cardigan. I'm also oggling this jumpsuit from Burda, and I don't know why. The hub thinks the jumpsuit idea is a bad one, but I WANT one! Anyone else like the whole jumpsuit trend?
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fjorlief says:

Hello to all the S3 folks!

My name is Alison, I live in Portland Oregon (which is a great place if you like to sew). I've been sewing for many years, actually since I was five or six, I sewed my first dress for me when I was in sixth grade. My blog is The Artisanry of Acorn Cottage

I already make a lot of my own clothing, because I am shaped like a little teapot (short and stout); I have no desire to wear the kind of clothes that are commercially available, which are poorly constructed, mostly made under conditions that I would find horrific, and which would all require me to alter them anyway in order for me to wear them...

I really really enjoyed participating in MeMadeMay. Joining in this "movement" encouraged me to sew new clothes for myself, and also gave me a chance to talk about the idea with my friends. I figure that making and wearing self-made clothing is another way to step a bit away from the corporate commercial world, like eating homegrown food, or playing music together, or any of the other ways we take our lives back into our own hands, literally.

And as well as that profound conceptual reason, I like to make my own clothes, because what I want to wear, and like to wear, I couldn't purchase anywhere anyway. I don't like wearing jeans and t-shirts and sweatpants and hoodies, I find them uncomfortable and dislike how I look when wearing them; I like dresses and jumpers and aprons, and the way for me to wear what I like is to make it myself.

My intent is to continue making clothing this summer, so that in September I will have my own set of mix-and-match options that can be layered if the weather turns cool. (I'm also hoping to make a bathrobe/nightgown set and possibly a raincoat.) From taking a month of photos of what I was wearing, I discovered that I like the way adding accessories like a vest, a jacket, a scarf, or even some jewelry adds a layer of complexity and "finish" to how I look, so will be possibly making more of that kind of "third layer".
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nommhh says:

Hi,
I am nommh. I was much too late to join MMM. I do have a blog, but it is more or less comatose at present. I hope this will change in September.

I started sewing in the 1980ies, but I did not really get serious since the late 1990ies. Before that I had no sewing space I could call my own and only a nasty Husquarna that never worked.

When I went to buy a proper machine I took a wobbly bit of knit linen with me and said: Sell me a machine that can deal with this. That was my first Bernina. I have never looked back. And the more I sewed, the more I knew about why nothing RTW has to offer will ever fit me properly.

Now hardly a day goes by when I do not wear at least two self-made items. As I type I'm wearing a skirt, a t-shirt (white cotton) under another t-shirt (sheer wool jersey), a pair of knickers. Next to me is a newly made backpack and when I cycle home I may have to use my selfmade cape.

But the t-shirts are both a TNT-pattern that I've been using for at least five years now. The skirt is almost as bad (all in all I made 4 of those). So my real challenge will be to find something to wear that will not bore everyone to sobs.

I need more dresses and I hope to have at least some by September.
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Captain Magnets [deleted] says:

Oh, it's really interesting reading everyone's introductions! Well, here's mine too I guess...

Well, hello there! I'm Leah. I was born/currently live in Birmingham, UK. Come September (admittedly, late September), I will be moving to Bristol to start uni (I'm studying fashion design - so, I'm pretty into making & obsessing over clothes apparently!). My current blog is captain magnets, which I have become horrendous at updating lately.

If a toy machine (which worked) counts, I too have been sewing since I was 6. Though I've not made that much for myself lately because I've been concentrating on making a coat for college work (which is why I didn't join in on Me-Made-May). I also knit (I have 2 jumpers on the go right now, but I'm hideously slow) and can crochet and when I have the time/inclination (i.e. this summer), I dabble generally in making things (eg aside from clothing, I have attempted some basic jewellery stuff before).

I want to join in SSS for a number of reasons really. Firstly because I had a massive wardrobe clearout last summer to make room for more handmade or thrifted/vintage stuff and it's still pretty empty! I'm not against the high street in the basic idea (fashion for all - though some might debate whether that's even achieved) but in terms of quality (as a fellow maker, I'm sure you do this too, but I can't help going round thinking "oh, I can make that myself") and dubious ethical policy, I prefer to avoid where possible these days.
I wouldn't even say it's because I have the complete luxury of choosing. A lot of why I prefer thrifting/making my own is because money is often tight and I can't afford higher (I should hope) quality designer stuff (the way I shop means I buy things I want to last, so that's why I say that) and I can usually make something better for much cheaper (or at least with more satisfaction at the end). Plus usually, I can get exactly what I want and (this is where my fashion for all mentality exits stage left) no-one else will have the exact same thing (it could be similar, but not exactly the same). Oh and another reason (told you there are a lot) is because I feel a little out of practice in making (& consequently designing) clothing and would like to get my confidence back before I start uni.

Anyway, I have managed to ramble on for a long time (sorry), but basically, I have a lot to make/refashion before September, but I am looking forward to joining in/meeting you/being inspired etc etc!
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iamkat? says:

Hello, everyone!

My name is Olga. I am originally from Moscow, Russia, have moved to the United States quite some time ago for school, and am currently living in Chicago, Illinois.
I have been sewing for about five and a half years -- mostly making clothes and a couple of bags and hats here and there. I don't have a blog, although looking at other people's awesome sewing blogs seriously tempts me to start one. I guess I am pretty shy and lazy (not a good combination) about displaying my sewing on the internets, so part of the reason I decided to join this challenge is to finally start participating in the online sewing community. The other reason is that I see a disconnect between what I sew and what I wear. Most of my me-made clothes fall into two categories: "summer" and "dressy". This is ironic, considering that it's only warm in Chicago for about 3 months a year, and I live a pretty casual lifestyle. Zoe mentioned on her blog that MeMadeMay challenge has caused her to wear makeup and style her hair more often, to match the spiffy outfits being photographed. So, how can I resist a "challenge" that will either supply me with a more useful wardrobe (to fit my life!) or with a more glamorous life (to fit the fancy wardrobe!)? Seems like a win-win to me. :)
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ali_ali_ali says:

Hello! So wonderful to meet all of you. I'm Ali, I currently live in San Jose, Ca (through a circuitous route Hawaii, Massachusetts, China, Washington, D.C., etc etc). Like Olga, when I encountered the sewing blog community I was utterly stunned and inspired, so I started my own wardrobereimagined.blogspot.com, because mimicry is the highest form of flattery, no? :)

I was a me-made-mayer but I participated at a very low level (including altered and refashioned items). I've also been a longtime thrifter, and it's just so hard to go back to shopping retail after that. I have the bad habit of when people compliment an item I'm wearing, I respond, "Two dollars!" ridiculously proud of my steal.

But there are limits to thrifting, I found. For some reason, this year I became obsessed with finding "my style." Sewing is helping me pave the way toward discovering what clothes reflect my personality and flatter my particular body since we have control in every aspect of the process. What I hadn't expected was discovering this wonderful online sewing community, the relationship we can have to handmade items, how sewing can be wonderfully creative and satisfying (the fruits of our labor!), and the confidence I gain by being self-sufficient in this way (though my sewing skills leave much to be desired!). I'm also finding I want less, but better quality.

Self-Stitched September is a wonderful way to motivate me and get those imperfect handmade clothes out into the world. Without Me-Made-May those clothes would've sat in my closet. I'm upping the ante in SSS (one handmade item a day!) and am excited :)
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MeiluMary says:

Hello everyone! I'm excited to be part of this group. I live in Wellington, NZ - so it's winter for me now and September will be early Spring. I've sewn clothes most of my life - my aunt taught me how to when I was about 10/11 and that period and the next 10 years was probably the time of my life when I had the most me-made clothes. In my twenties and thirties I did less sewing - but I've been getting back into it. I'm 6'1" (1.85m) - so sewing has always been a bit of survival strategy for me and I've never completely stopped. At the moment I don't have a lot of self sewn clothes - but I do have a few and, of course, will be adding to them frantically over the next three months. Like Ali, I'm using this challenge to motivate me to get things sewn - and finished.
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gnataboutgnats says:

My name is Ericka and I don't have a craft-related blog, so I'm not sure I'll be posting about the project.

My mom taught me to sew when I was quite young, but I've only ever sewn stuff for Halloween and other costumey events and a few special occasion outfits. (Here is one of the dresses I've made.) I've been wanting to sew more basics for a long time, and I figure that this is just the kick in the pants that I need!

I am also a knitter, though I've only done full-scale sweaters for other people, not for myself.

I figure that I might not succeed in making enough clothes for every day, but I'll definitely make some and do some stash busting, and that will be a net win.

I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the U.S.A., so I will have to plan for the highly changeable fall weather.

-Ericka
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Wilted Magnolia says:

Hello all! My name is Brenda and I live in a small town in North Georgia. My blog is wiltedmagnolia.blogspot.com. I'm excited to be part of the group! Like the mechanic who's car doesn't run, I'm a designer who has nothing to wear! Every time I make something pretty, I think "Oh, I have to put that in my shop!"

A fellow Etsy seller in a newsletter asked "Do you wear your product?" Well, needless to say the answer was not really! LOL So obviously I need to fix that and here I am!

I've been sewing/creating since I was big enough for my Mother to let me cut out her patterns, not a small feat as she is a full fledged obsessive compulsive perfectionist! :) I really didn't come into my own style of sewing until I was in my 20's and left home, and refused to follow the rules that my poor horrified Mother rigidly adhered to! 30 years later she's still horrified! LOL

I work a full time job, second shift and wear black uniforms. So, that's taken care of. At home and play clothes are going to be my focus for this challenge.

I live in the middle of NOWHERE and no one sees me (other than the cats and dogs) until I leave for work so my day wear is sweats, pj's and mens large shirts! I'm always working outside, packing boxs for Ebay, sewing for my Etsy shop or tramping through dirty flea markets. Casual is not even a casual enough word for it! I do occasionally go out with friends to the movies or such and that's my life!

Nice to meet everyone! Brenda
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Minnado [deleted] says:

hello My name is Debbie and I can be found over at [.minnado.blogspot.com]
I live in Shrophire UK. I have sewed since I was a teenager but had a break from it for a while due to the carcrash shock of motherhood! I participated in Me Made May and enjoyed it so much I have signed up for September, and I am trying to work out how to make my MM clothes work as a cohesive wardrobe rather than a collection of clothes that cannot be worn together. I am also taking part in Cecili's Japanese top sewalong and Ali's summer essentials. I hope that these will help me produce some more wearable items for September.
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Rosie O'Grady says:

Hi Ladies,

This is so interesting! I live near Midland in West Texas, USA I am home economics teacher in a small school, and love to sew. I will admit that I haven't had much time lately because I am moving into another house. Right now, I have long skirt in the making from a Vogue pattern by Koos Van Den Akker. Pictures will follow. This is my first attempt at flicker, so I hope I can get the hang of all this.
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m.toferet says:

Hello everyone,
My name is Molly and I currently live in Rapid City, SD, USA but I'm originally from Lincoln, NE. I'm going to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (I know, long name) for civil engineering, just one more year then I'm out'a here!

I've been around sewing all my life, my mom and grandma taught me they're laid back slapdash methods when I was little. Sewing is really just my hobby and I like having awesome clothes that would be way too expensive otherwise, but honestly I don't at all sew because of moral or environmental issues, I just think it's fun!

I'm still a little dubious about joining SSS, it's all very intriguing but I wear a lot of jeans and tshirts/tops and for a long time now I've sworn off making pants. But I'm jumping in the deep end soon to make a test pair of pants, so I think if I can work on making a lot of separates this summer I can at least do SSS-lite.

I don't have a blog but you can look me up on burdastyle (www.burdastyle.com/profiles/SewEngGirl88). Wishing everyone luck in their endeavors!
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gelbean says:

Hello! I'm Bonnie and I moved to Cincinnati, OH in Novemeber. I actually had to google what the weather is like here in September so I would know what kinds of things I need to sew. You can find my newly re-established blog at gelbeansews.blogspot.com/

I discovered MMM the first week of June so I totally missed out. I am looking forward to SSS. I'm hoping it will inspire me to get my Fall wardrobe sewing done. I am in need of pants. I've been avoiding sewing pants for a while but know it's time to just do it. I am also participating in Ali's Summer Essentials.
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Quixotic Pixels says:

Hey there everybody!

I kept meaning to pop in here and introduce myself, but was in the midst of planning and throwing a party for my husband's 40th birthday this week and in between dealing with last minute food crises and out-of-town guests, I haven't had a chance. Things are beginning to calm down a bit :)

My name is Amy and I blog at Quixotic Pixels. I've been sewing for a couple of years now and it's starting to pay off. I managed to make it through Me-Made-May wearing mostly handmade items. I'm planning on upping the ante in September and wearing all handmade, with the exception of undergarments and shoes. Should be fun!
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sewingonpins says:

Hi Everyone!
My name is Heather and I'm from Sewing on Pins. I'm originally from Manitoba, Canada, but I've been toiling away my time on an M.Sc. degree in southern Ontario the last couple years. I'm super excited to be joining SSS, since I've been following Zoe and many others during MMM and I was bummed I couldn't participate.

Although I was taught to sew at a fairly young age, it's only since last fall that I've been seriously into sewing. Thus I'm kind of sticking to basic patterns as I learn to alter them to fit properly. But I am tackling a couple harder projects, including a pair of jeans (eek!), so wish me luck. :) I'm hoping I'll be able to pull off a whole month of only handmade items!
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Tanit-Isis says:

Hallo!

My name is Taran and I blog my sewing at Tanit-Isis Sews. I've been sewing costume stuff for a long time, but just recently have been trying to improve my construction and pattern-using skills to the point where I can create garments I'd wear everyday. Like Sewing on Pins, I'm from western Canada (Saskatchewan, now living in Alberta) so my September will definitely be edging towards the cool weather. Since I currently have a grand total of 4 everyday self-stitched garments, I'm going for the lite version of the challenge, but I'm still super excited.
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lexicooks says:

Hey everyone,

My name is Lexi - I don't have a sewing blog, I have a cooking one: afterapple-picking.blogspot.com . But I do love sewing! I live in Melbourne, Australia and I've been sewing crafts and garments on and off since I was little. I've taken it up again in a big way since starting my PhD (in an unrelated field!) and it's been my lifesaver through this difficult time. I've been churning out basic daywear bits and pieces and have a whole bunch more planned, so I thought a deadline would help! Am so looking forward to September now.

So nice to read all the introductions and can't wait to see all the things we come up with!

Lexi.
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delfinelise says:

Hello! So nice to meet all of you!
I am Sølvi (if you want to write that ø without a Norwegian or Danish keyboard, or your too lazy to copy/paste it I can recommend this page for funky characters), and I am from Norway, but live in Sweden.

I have a little blog under my alter sewing ego, delfinelise. I´ve been blogging for a long while, but not until recently have I discovered this amazing and inspiring sewing community that exists! This has given my own creativity a boost, and I´m much more entusiastic about blogging and sewing than I have been in years!

I made it through Me-Made-May with at least one self-made item each day (except for the day I was ill - note to self: make PJ´s), and want to challenge myself further by wearing all-me-made outfits throughout September, with the exception of shoes and some undergarments, I will start September in Sweden, which can be quite chilly, and finish it in Greece, where the summer lasts a bit longer, so I need to add some items for both cold and hot weather.

Okidoki, see you all around!

//Sølvi
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The Sew Convert says:

Hi everyone! Great to see so many like-minded people here & nice to meet you!

I'm Adey and I blog at The Sew Convert sewconvert.wordpress.com . I'm from Singapore, a tiny urban island in Southeast Asia, a degree north of the equator. Yes, it's a perpetual summer here!

I've been sewing for one and a half years, mostly making clothes for my kids. I chanced upon Zoe's MMM and was inspired to start sewing more clothes for myself. So, here I am, gearing up for SSS!

Adey
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ruby gloom (e) says:

Hello fellow stitchers
i'm Ellen and I am from Melbourne, Australia. I've been stalking the me-made goodness for a while but at the present time I don't really have a reasonable amount of appropriate-for-school me made garments (I'm already working on it)

my blog is greenmushrooooom.blogspot.com/
it is however, not really moving at the moment, but as my SSS progress gets along the blog posts will become more frequent.

I started sewing at 14 (so, 3 years ago) and it's becoming a slight obsession. Living in Melbourne you need to be prepared for a little bit of everything, weather wise (e.g. Hail and 28 degree sunshine in the same day) so I'll have a broad range of things to sew!
How exciting!

Ellen
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Dionneleon says:

Hi all! I'm Jessica, and I live in Louisville, Kentucky in the US. I joined because I was envious of everyone who participated in me-made-May! I've been sewing for almost a year, and knitting for far longer. At this point I buy almost no clothes (shoes, however, are another story!) I'm interested in forcing myself to wear all the things I've made - while I do wear them quite often, there are some items I feel a little shy wearing. I certainly hope that I'm up for the challenge!

I blog here - Green Apples. I'm a big fan of vintage styles, and I love how sewing allows me to really express my personality through clothes. I'm planning some sewing in the months ahead to get ready!
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Daligula says:

Hello everyone!

I'm Dalila, from Mexico.
I've been sewing since I was a teenager, but work and grad school took me away from it. Now I'm trying to recover this old passion. When I was looking for inspiration I found Zoe's blog and the challenge... and well, it was too tempting, so I had to join!
I just started a blog to keep record of all this sewing adventure: daligula.blogspot.com/
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grainline says:

Hey there!

I'm Jen from Chicago IL. I work as a patternmaker and have my own clothing line (hound) so you'd think I might have a ton of clothes I've made for myself, but no, this is not the case. When I found out about Me Made May I was seriously pumped, until I looked in my closet and realized I could maybe go a week? Seriously lame but lucky us Zoe made Self Stitched September so I am going to try to give myself a kick and make my closet proud.

Reading all these intros is so fun and oh so many blogs to check out! My personal blog is grainline which I try to update on a semi regular basis. Time to get sewing!
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Wilted Magnolia says:

Ha! See? I'm not the only one! :) Jen and I have our own little club going on. If you make clothing to sell, you never have any to wear! LOL
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grainline says:

Brenda - It seems to be a phenomenon or something, designers never making their own clothes, my boss is the same way. Soon though we will be saying "Why yes, I did make this!" Haha!!! Can't wait!
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Barbarainskirt says:

Hello!
I'm Barbara, from Zagreb, Croatia. It's fun to be part of another grat group! My only plan is using brown fabric from the stash for SSS. And make a jacket. Hopefully. And make THE coat. But, as we all know, my plans are very very subject to changes! So, we shall see... because I'm constantly learning and making something.
Oh, you can also find me at the floweryskirt.typepad.com/the_flowery_skirt/ blog!
Ciao!
Barbara
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Wilted Magnolia says:

Jen- I know right? Every time I make something, I think "oh that's too cute to keep" and put it in the shop! Put my pj's back on and go back to work!

I think maybe I should just make cute/pretty pj's and be done with it! LOL
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aopishinski says:

Hello ladies and gents!
I'm Lisette and my blog is What Would Nancy Drew Wear. (vintageorbust.blogspot.com/)
I currently reside in Rhode Island, USA (in the region of New England). Although maybe by fall I'll be somewhere new and exciting. I wanted to join SSS because I tried to do MMM and failed miserably. I didn't have enough handmade clothing (and yet I'm a costumer by trade) and so I wanted to properly challenge myself, but this time I would have enough time to make some clothes before the challenge actually began. Knowing I will HAVE to wear what I make also challenges my tendency to make things I generally won't wear very often. Since I work in a retail store that sells high-end clothing for very cheap it is an excellent reminder for me to appreciate my clothes and not take them for granted.
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4 Bushel Farmgal says:

Hello all!
I used to sew all my clothes many years ago and wanted to get back to doing that again, so I was really excited to find Zoe's blog about SSS. I'm new to Flickr so I might be a bit slow here. But as far as sewing, I'm ready to get started and hope to catch inspirations from everyone.
I live in CT, and work in Logistics - a very busy and "dry" field. I'd like to liven it up with some great (eclectic?) clothes :)
I will be posting about my sewing escapades in my blog: www.4bushelfarm.blogspot.com/

Happy stitching!
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marec61354 says:

Hi all,
I'm marec61354 (marec) and I've been peeking into Me-Made-May from time to time. I was excited to see Self-Stitched-September start up and I am so happy to have joined this project. I have been sewing seriously for about 3 years and my goal is to move away from manufactured clothing as much as I can. About 75% of my wardrobe is self stiched now but I have yet to make bras, tights or shoes. :-) I live in the high desert of Oregon during the warm parts of the year and camp in the southwest US during the winter. My blog, kf-biblioblog.blogspot.com/ focuses on my interests in literature, art, fashion and a reflective life.
I am very new to Flickr so please be patient with my fumbling for awhile.
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Claudine -- Sewing Projects says:

Wow, everyone did such great bios! I need to temporarily shelve my dislike of talking about myself and go into a bit of detail.

I started sewing when I was a child and did not like the clothes my mom made for me. I was ungrateful and convinced I could do better. In my eyes, I did do better. I sewed all through my formative years, and my parents bought me a portable sewing machine when I went away to college. I did not really sew much in college, though, due to lack of space. Then when I graduated from college, I got back into sewing. I was lucky enough to work in New York City, so I took night classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology to improve my skills. I took 4 out of the 5 couture sewing classes offered there.

Now I am a suburban mom in the New York area. I have a fair amount of time to sew in between feeding and entertaining my 2 kids. My life is rather dull, not really in a bad way, but I am very jealous of Zoe for living in Barcelona and for her imminent move to Brighton. I took my kids to both of these places last year, when I was living in London.

I took part in me-made-may, and I managed to wear at least one handmade item per day. It was a lot of fun posting photos and reading everyone's extremely gracious comments. I will try to do the same for self-stitched-september. Also, for Self-Stitched-September, I will try to include links to blog posts about the clothes pictured.

Oh, my blog is here: couturearts.wordpress.com/
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elenacresci says:

Hi everyone!

Hope I can live up to your biographies! My name's Elena but everyone calls me Len, so you guys can too! I'm a Welsh girl who's lived in Germany, but am currently back in the Land of my Fathers living it large at the parentals' house, inevitably creating a trail of sewing mess wherever I go...

I came across Zoe's blog through Burda Style and have always really admired her pledge to abstain from buying mass-produced clothes, favouring instead her handmade items. I began sewing last year, so when I found her blog, her aim felt like a completely impossible ideal that I couldn't possibly reach, as the majority of my projects were unwearable! However, as time has gone on I've improved and have come to see that living without the high street stores is a very real possibility, and I want to see if I can do it! My pledge at the moment is to only wear handmade and refashioned clothes during September, but I may have to change that upon a final check of my me-made inventory!

My blog, if you wish to read it, is here : www.elenacresci.co.uk
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HuffMakesStuff says:

Hi Everyone!

I'm Jen, usually called Huff, from a small town not far from Melbourne, Australia. September for me is going to be the very start of spring, and living in the hills and working in Melbourne I'm going to need clothing for all seasons!

I learned to sew as a small child, my mother is a wonderful seamstress and my paternal grandmother was amazing (people always told me that her garments were so beautifully finished you could wear them inside out, I inherited some of them and it's true!). All of my favourite clothes growing up were handmade, I have a chest full of my childhood clothes made by my mother, grandmother and aunts. I've been a knitter for 6 years as well, and for a while that was all consuming! But I'm swinging back around to a balance of knitting and sewing.

This year I pledged to not buy any new clothes. The only way any new item can get into my wardrobe is to be thrifted or handmade. I had a couple of friends point out some blogs of the MMM participants in the knowledge that I would love the concept, and I do, and so I'm here!

I'm going to need to do some forward planning for SSS, I don't usually make casual clothes, and as the mother of a 4 year old boy, I need some stuff in which I can move and play and ride a bike and wrestle!

From now on I'm sewing and knitting for Sept, in the hope that I'll have a decent arsenal of outfits at my disposal, and I'm a little bit excited!

And I blog here: huffmakesstuff.blogspot.com/

xx
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celkalee says:

Hello everyone, what a great and diverse group! I am Cheryll...(yes, that is two L's and middle initial is also an L, everyone thinks it's a mistake) My screen name is Celkalee. I am from a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa. I discovered the Made-Me-May and was thrilled to follow your activities. About age 10 I discovered an ancient Treadle machine at our house and from that moment on...........no piece of fabric was safe. I only had red thread. I removed a bedsheet from the clothesline (white) self drafted a pair of bermuda shorts and a crop top and top-stitched in Red! I wouldn't have the nerve to do that now, but I was the hit of the Family Reunion that year. My family was slim on sewing enthusiasts but I persevered. I am a nurse and have made most of my uniforms in my clinical days because cute ones did not exist. While in my administrative tenure, business clothes were required so I made about half of my wardrobe. Through most of my life I have sewn and discovered quilting in recent years. Now that can be a passion! A middle-aged body with gravitational issues is more difficult to fit. So, I plan to work on the fitting via this project. I really enjoy reading about everyone's projects and plans. 62 days to sew if I counted correctly. I have two dresses to make for my 92 year old mother (she still has style!) then I will sew for me. I will work on posting somewhere, I have a stagnant blog that I will reactivate. Such a great idea, such talented people, I can't wait!!!!!
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sewscottie says:

Hi,
I'm Sue, living & working in Kendal at the edge of the English Lake District. I sew mainly soft furnishings for a living as part of the local NHS trusts income generating initiatives. I also spend a lot of time dealing with nurses uniforms & hospital linens. I began sewing clothes as a child & I've had a few lapses from sewing over the years, most recently this year due to lack of spare cash for fabric but spurred on by imminant attendance at a works awards evening where I'm expected to wear my own work (!) I've got the bug back. Somehow I will complete this challenge, I already have some clothes that will work in September. My lifestyle is casual but my alter ego who lives in suits & killer heels wants to take part, so I may let her have a peek! I have a fairly random blog over at www.sue-anotherhousewife.blogspot.com .
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Carolyn S says:

Hi all,
I'm Carolyn, from Perth in Western Australia. I've been sewing and knitting most of my life pretty consistently and am already everyday wearing something I've made myself... I sew sometimes for the family but mostly for myself (blushes)
I have a blog Handmade by Carolyn
I'm looking forward to joining in and being inspired by everybody's selfmade wardrobes during September!
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Lazy Stitching says:

Well I'm Alana, from New Zealand and I've just returned to sewing after not having the space to do it for a couple of years. To keep me on track I have a fledgling blog Lazy Stitching. I've joined Self-Stitched-September for pretty much the same reasons. Like many others I love creating a project but don't often wear what I make. I'm hoping that the challenge will force me to sew with a plan and stop being so judgmental on what I make.
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Irene_Bullock says:

Hi all, I'm Marta (aka - Irene Bullock) from Spain, currently living in the Netherlands.
I've been sewing on/off all my life (my mother "trained" me to trace her Burda patterns, to baste, tack, you name it) but only recently I've taken sewing seriously again, back in April.
I came across Zoe's blog around that time, I had no idea such a sewing community/blogs even existed! With only 2 finished garments it was, ahem, a bit early for the MMMay but when I saw the SSS I inmediately jumped in! This is exactly the kick in the ass that I need to get my sewing going, although it can get stressful at times (only 10 garments ready and none really suitable for the chilly Dutch September! Oh dear).
Anyways, it's going to be fun, it's going to be a steep learning curve and an experience that I'm going to share with skilled and resourceful ladies from all over the globe. Yay for Internet!
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celkalee says:

Dear Marta, I know what it is like to live in a climate that can be chilly in Sept. However, we usually warm up during the day. Layers, that is my plan and I'm sticking to it! I have a little vest I want to make, probably in a black microfibre or suede, quilted to wear on days like that. A long sleeved turtleneck, a favorite staple, and that vest will keep me comfy for a few weeks, then I need to move into a jacket....also on my sew list. I want to do a snap closure on the vest, never did that before....any ideas?
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GlobalMom says:

Hi, I'm Debora, blogless, and I'm an American who lives a chunk of the year in Germany, the rest in Chicago. I'll be in Germany for all of September. I found out about this challenge through the Quixotic Pixels blog (thanks, Amy!) when she wrote about the Made-Me-May. Although I've sewn curtains and home dec for decades, I started sewing clothing seriously about 2 years ago. Now I find that the things I make for myself fit and look better than what I can usually find RTW. I recently took the jeans fitting course offered on patternreview.com, and that opened a whole new world to me since I can now sew jeans that fit bettern than I can buy them.

I'm really excited to see if I can wardrobe myself in my own clothes for a month....
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atalanteaurore says:

Hello! My name is Melissanne, and I have a blog (in french) at chtitecouture.canalblog.com/. I left France 5 years ago and moved to California. Currently, l live in lovely Cambridge (Massachusetts).
I started sewing and knitting when I was a kid - my mom has always made clothes for the family and I learned from her. I never quite stopped knitting and sewing but I really became an addict 2 years ago, when my boyfriend got me a sewing machine for my 30th birthday! I was scrolling lots of blogs at that time and discovered all these online communities (Ravelry, Burdastyle and all those sew/knit along blogs..) that are so inspiring and motivating!
I joined SSS because I'm wondering if I can pull up one entire month of home-made clothing! It's also a good occasion for me to see if I should recycle/get rid of some stuff I made... I tend to never throw away those even if I never wear them... I hope I'll get a chance to interact with all of you, members of this sweet group!
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Ruby & Fox says:

Well hello there, I'm Ruby and currently our family resides in Townsville, Australia.
I have a blog howbizzarerubystar.blogspot.com/.
I read mixtapezine here in Oz and found Zoe (SoZo) after reading her re-fashion article. It must have been early may when I check out her blog because I remember thinking how awesome it would be to do MMM. SO when SSS was declared I was in.
My mother was a costume designer and I can not remember a day when she was not sewing. But apart from making a pair of shorts in high school and sewing sequins on to costumes for mum the only garment i ever made myself was my wedding dress. I have made flannelette pijamas, bathers, costumes, shorts etc for my 3 kids but it never occured to me to make my own clothes.
I'm loving checking out all the wonderful items being produced and hope to get a few, well a lot of my own up too seeing as I can't get around in my wedding dress for the whole of September :)
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atomik momma says:

Hello everyone! I'm Dott and while I'm from Oklahoma City, OK, I'm currently living in Fayetteville, NC. My husband is in the Army so we pick up and go quite a bit. I have a blog at atomikmomma.blogspot.com.I believe I heard about Self-Stitched September on the Sew Retro blog. This year I've really decided to embrace my love of retro and vintage style and have been wanting to put more of that nature in my wardrobe, and what better way! However when I first heard about SSS2010 I just didn't think I could do it because the only sewing instruction I've had was half a semester of sewing class my senior year of highschool, hich was almost ten years ago, and I only had two self-stitched items in my stash. I mentioned it to my husband that I thought it sounded so neat, and he encouraged me to go ahead and join. I'm so glad he did! I'm having so much fun sewing even simple pencil skirts after years of not making anything at all. I still don't have very much, I've made one more skirt and a dress, but I'm going to keep plugging away. I've got a blouse, a pair of shorts, and a shirt dress just waiting to be cut. (The shorts and blouse will be my first experience sewing a vintage pattern! Exciting!!) I'd also like to make a housecoat since that's the one thing I wear every day and sometimes all day long. lol.
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die_mascha says:

Hello Everybody
I am Mareike. A German Girl in her very late 20s. I really love to sew. I love the creative process from the idea to the finished project and how it turns out as something totally different as I thought it could be in the beginning :)
I have no blog and I am not totally sure if I am ready in September and join the SSS as a full (light-version) member, but as I read about the Me Made May last month I was totally flashed and you all really inspired me to sew more everyday-wearable-items (by now, I have only four).
Hugs to everybody!!!
Mareike
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sfshaza says:

Hi everyone!

I am Shams and my blog is communingwithfabric.blogspot.com and I am a 51-year-old sewist from San Francisco.
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I am looking forward to SSS. I became aware of MMM on May 1st, exactly, so I watched but did not participate. I sewed clothing for myself years ago and then gave it up for 17 years, while I raised my two kids (and did kid-related sewing/crafting during that time). I returned to garment sewing exactly one year ago and have been sewing like mad ever since. Lots to catch up on! :)

I don't think it will be hard to wear my hand made clothing every day for one month, since I pretty much do that now - I like to sew the sort of clothes I would wear everyday. But I tend to fall into a rut fairly easily and wear my favorites over and over, neglecting other wearable clothing in my closet.

This challenge will be a good exercise in really using more of my wardrobe. Maybe I'll even do some culling afterwards. :)

San Francisco is usually freezing in the summer but September can often be nice and even hot for a few days, so I have no idea what kind of weather to expect. I just finished a jacket (posted on my blog) and also made a trench coat this summer (which I have been wearing quite a bit because this summer has been extra cold). I want to make some jeans, so I will be able to wear those if I want to. Beyond that, I have several pieces cut out and ready to be sewn, so I'm not sure what will be finished in time, as I always have several projects going on.

I look forward to seeing all of your clothing!!
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sunnyb64 says:

Hi, everyone!

My name's Becky, and I live in Delaware, USA and work as a flute teacher/very part-time band teacher/cashier at a garden center. My blog is sew and so. I didn't know about MMM or SSS until the end of July-- I found out about it through some various blogs I follow. I've been sewing since I was about 7, so wearing handmade isn't a stretch for me. But like some others here, I've spent a good bit of this year re-evaluating my style, and so what draws me to this challenge is that the daily pictures are really going to force me to think about entire outfits, not just individual pieces! And I really like the flexibility of this challenge in that I can mix in thrifted and otherwise purchased clothes, as well as accessories, since juggling 3 jobs doesn't leave me with as much sewing time as I'd like. (I also make a lot of my own jewelry, so you'll probably see a good bit of that from me as well.)

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all a bit better, and to see all of the handmade goodness!
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kamikat2007 says:

Hi!
I'm Andrea and I live in Maryland, USA. I'm a stay-at-home mom and part time in-home hairstylist. My blog is newvintage.wordpress.com/ I sew primarily with vintage patterns and have been gradually transitioning to an all handmade, vintage-inspired wardrobe. MMM was a great catalyst to getting my me-made Summer wardrobe in shape and I hope that SSS does the same for Autumn. My area doesn't get cool until mid-to-late September so I have plenty of time to work on cool weather clothing.
I'm really excited to see everyone's progress through the month!
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TrixieRocket says:

Hi,

I'm Trixie, from Oxford in England. I found Zoe's blog just before MMM and was very intrigued but didn't have enough time or wearable self-made clothes to participate.

My mum used to sew a lot of clothes for me and my sister when we were younger and she taught me a little bit about how to sew when I was about 13. I made one skirt, really loved the process but then didn't sew at all until I was 20 when, last October, I bought the cheapest sewing machine I could find, a vintage dress pattern and some hideous yellow knit fabric (not that I knew it was knit fabric) and taught myself how to sew from a wonderful book by Ruth Singer.

I don't have very much time to sew during the academic year because I'm a student and Oxford squeezes a lot of work into a short year, so most of my homemade clothes are summery, which looks like it'll be a challenge given the way the weather's turning, but hopefully I'll have some sewing time in September to make some warm trousers!

I love to sew because it lets me create the kind of clothes I want to wear, not just what's in the shops, because I can make clothes that fit me and because it helps me to avoid unethical shops and an overly consumerist lifestyle. I have a blog about my attempts to create an entirely ethical wardrobe:

http://aesthetic-ethics.blogspot.com/

P.S. I'm having a bit of trouble with this link - I've typed in the html for links - but whenever I try to post it, it adds in a rel-"nofollow" and then sends me to an error page - does anyone know how to fix this? Darn technology!
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christina herrlichkeiten says:

Hi,

my name is Christina and I live in Germany. I came across Zoe's Blog in the mid of Me Made May and was intrigued. When SSS came up it took a little time for me to calm myself down to the realistic light version, but now I'm in and glad I didn't put the bar at top level.
I sew, knit, crochet and whatever comes along - in short I love making things. I blog at herrlichkeiten.blogspot.com/. There you'll be able to follow my adventures with SSS and read of my past crafting projects.
I'm getting a bit nervous now, but also am looking forward to it :)
Thanks for creating this, Zoe.
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kristin downie says:

well i put off introducing myself until the last minute!! i'm kristindownie and i blog over at quietandsmalladventures. i met some of you during ali's summer sewing essentials sewalong and now i'm here. i have been wearing bits of vintage clothing for years and wanted to learn more about sewing so i took to the internets and came across zoe's blog during me-made-may! well what a revelation!! there were tons of you sewing gorgeous things and i couldn't wait to join myself. the only problem is that i've only made a few things since i bought my first sewing machine in may!

so beware, there might be a lot of dresses!

as for who i am, i'm a graduate student in microbiology and i love all things vintage. i tend to sew from vintage patterns and wing it when needed. i'm waaaay behind in my sewing for SSS, so this will be a challenge!
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MinnieArabella says:

Hi,
my name is anna (aka Minnie Arabella). i have a brand new blog minniearabella.blogspot.com/ that is looking very clunky at the moment, i'm on a very steep learning curve!! come and visit no one else has!!

i live in melbourne, australia and have been inspired by zoe and others to make more of my own clothes. i have always made some of my own clothes but i am trying to be a bit more grown up about it now and focus on a good fit and considered pieces. i have lots of vintage fabric, and lots of wools from jumpers from op-shops that i really want to use. lots of patterns that i want to try and a gazillion zips to use.

my background is science (botany and horticulture). i can't live without gardening and swing between the garden and my sewing room, altho' there's not much room in said room which is yet another reason for this challenge. i'm working part-time filling my etsy shop with scarves and the other days are taken up with my 5 yr old son.
better get on with it.
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Laura TS says:

Hi, I'm Laura, living near San Francisco. My mom taught me to sew as a kid but I didn't take much interest until a few years ago, when I took it up again. I like the idea of SSS because I tend to make things that I don't wear, or never finish things that I would. My blog is at chiralcraft.wordpress.com.
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A Fashionable Stitch says:

Hi, I'm Sunni. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and am officially known around the web as The Cupcake Goddess. It's just a silly name that has absolutely nothing to do with anything, its just the name I gave my blog: www.thecupcakegoddess.com. I'm an avid stitcher especially of the garment making variety. I have a true passion for sewing that encompasses my entire outlook on life. I've stitched up seams since I was a kid where I learned to sew on scraps my mom would give me that I would make in to Barbie clothes. But its only been within the last 5 years that I've really cultivated this craft into something much more than I ever imagined. It's been an amazing journey for me and still continues to be.

I'm constantly inspired by the beauty and creativity from others and joined in this group's focus to be apart of that. I'm so happy to see what others have made and how they coordinate their handmade garments with other garments in their wardrobe.

Happy Sewing and Wearing Everyone!
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Tasia (Sewaholic) says:

Hi everyone!
I'm Tasia, from Vancouver, BC Canada, and I blog at sewaholic.net. I've been sewing since I was eight, or perhaps younger, and went on to get a degree in fashion design after high school. I found myself working in the technical side of the industry, since that's what I was good at, but I wanted to express my creative side!
That's when I started blogging, and once I did I was amazed to find so many young, passionate and talented seamstresses out there. I never knew there would be so many others who love sewing as much as me! Isn't that the wonderful thing about the internet?
I was part of Me-Made-May and enjoyed the challenge to wear my own creations, proudly and with purpose. (And without pointing out the construction flaws to people who complimented my clothes.) I'm happy to be part of this challenge again even though I am terribly unprepared for Fall.
Happy sewing everyone!
Tasia
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3HoursPast says:

I'm Steph from 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World , I'm an American married to an Aussie in Brisbane, Queensland. I teach dressmaking now, I used to sew as a kid to supplement my imagination, which grew into historical re-inactments, which grew into theatrical sewing, which morphed into urban reconstruction sewing for musician types in Austin, Texas. I can't get away from sewing, no matter how hard I try, so now I'm embracing it! This is fun, though some days I'm terrifically lazy and don't post a picture. I make about 95% of the clothes I wear, most of my daughter's clothes and some of my husband's and have for a long, long time. I'm trying to find the magical happy medium between eccentric, pretty, vintage, and durable while dressing appropriately for whatever I'm doing. That is to say, its easy to dress that way for work, but how to do it for casual? I don't know, but I hope S3 will help me figure it out.
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BrookeBrannon says:

Hello, and thank you, Zoe, for hosting this challenge (and this Flickr group)! My name is Brooke, I'm an American living in Seattle, Washington (in the northwest part of the continental US), and I've been sewing for 3-4 years. My blog is dailyskirt.blogspot.com.

Self-Stitched September has been really good for me - not only did it force me to clean out my closet, but it motivated me to get real with myself about what I wear (skirts, turtlenecks, jean jackets, boots) and what I don't wear (party dresses). Of course, what do I sew? PARTY DRESSES.

So SSS has made me revise my sewing plans - and it's quadrupled my output, as well. Since September started, I've made 4 skirts, 3 button-down shirts, a jacket, and have embellished 5 t-shirts (2 with embroidery and reverse applique, and 3 with designs I made myself, cut out with a Silhouette, and ironed on). I've got plans for rounding out the rest of my wardrobe as well.

Honestly: SSS is awesome. Thank you, Zoe!
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thisismenow says:

Hi all, I'm Alison, from Australia, and I found this group (via Wardrobe Refashion) whilst blog surfing from my hospital bed, lol!!! So excited to find this challenge, it's one I'm going to endeavour to follow for longer than just September - and does getting my kids to participate count?!?!

I've been sewing since I was a little girl, some years more than others, and I'm just getting back into the swing of it now, especially as my 9yo DD is wanting to learn to make her own clothes (whoo hoo!!). I'm an op shopper from way back, so just about have my refashioning/sewing/knitting/thrifitng bases covered :-)

Fantastic idea Zoe, looking forward to getting more pics uploaded once I'm back on the road to recovery - I am still attempting something SS each day, even if it is just handknit socks, lol!!!
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bookette says:

Hi, I'm Laurel, known online as Bookette (though I've kind of gone off the name), and I live in Provo, Utah. I'm really late to this, because I didn't realize we had a welcome section until today.
I blog at www.monkeyhousefull.blogspot.com which started out as a family blog, but morphed into more of a hobby blog. You'll see a lot of knit and crochet ami right now while I work my way through a self-imposed challenge. I will likely blog about SSS at least once a week.
I've been sewing since childhood, and sewing clothes for myself since I was 11 or so (prior to that, it was mostly doll clothes, toys, and the like).
I'm a single mom to twin boys, now 18. I work full-time as an Accounting Specialist for a medium-sized accounting firm in Orem.
Back in High School and college, on any given day, I was likely wearing something I'd made, but I guess my work life got in the way, and I wore more and more store-bought suits.
When I culled my wardrobe for self-stitched stuff, I was kind of blown away by how many pieces I had. Some of them may not get worn, and some may end up headed for the charity shops for one reason or another.
I hope to spend a little more time in the sewing room this month, and maybe even finish a hand-knit sweater or two.
I came across Zoe's blog thru the sidebar of someone elses, back in August. Can't believe it took me this long to find the online sewing community!
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