With Me-Made May fully underway, we’re all acutely aware of the gaps in our handmade wardrobes. For me, the gaping hole in my me-made wardrobe was apparent almost from day 1 — basics.
I’m a big enough girl to admit that when it comes to sewing projects, I’m kind of like a dog or an infant. I’m walking along on my appointed path, but then I get distracted by the next shiny object that I see. Or in my case, the next shiny new pattern or fun bold print that crosses my path.
But how many times have I opened my dresser drawer and thought, “Man, I really need a basic black [white, gray] t-shirt. Must make that next.” Or, “Gosh, what I’d love to throw over this [graphic print] tank top is a classic chambray button-down.” But then, the next cute top pattern comes out and I never get around to making those basics that I reach for in vain nearly every day.
I’ve decided to do a personal sew along, which I am calling Back to Basics (ala Kids Clothes Week or Self Sewing Week) during the first week of June — June 1 through 8, 2014. During that week, I pledge to spend at least 1 hour per day working on building my “basics” — the neutral, versatile pieces that make a cohesive wardrobe.
Now I certainly recognize that a “Back to Basics” week isn’t very sexy, and I’m not one of the big boys who can declare it “Let’s Sew Basics!” week and have the whole world sew along.
BUT, if you’re like me and find that you have a closet full of pretty dresses and maxi skirts but no white t-shirt, I’d love some company!
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