What have I gone and done now??? Signed myself up to make a Shirt a Month in the coming year. blue mooney from Unzipped has started everyone off on this challenge and lots are joining in quickly. Probably the popularity on this one is that blue mooney has stated:
I think we should be inclusive rather than restrictive. We have to be able to go wherever the shirt muse takes us!
So, when is a shirt not a shirt???? When it is a SAM, of course!!! Time for you to pop over to the Stitches Guild and sign up for this - don't wait until this time next year to discover you are short on shirts...This really will be a fun, tricky challenge. Imagine having this problem in 12 months time - which shirt will I choose today???
My first thoughts are to divide the shirt making up into seasons ... break the 12 down into smaller more manageable sized chunks of sewing. Give me the illusion that really, this is an achievable goal. Also, it will make me look at what is needed in my wardrobe that can be worn now.
So, Down Under we are in the midst of our Summer. Read hot, humid, sticky, tropical, steamy...will stop there!! Starting this challenge in January 2012 will see me needing summer shirts, same as for February. My first two shirts will (fingers crossed) reflect my need for short sleeved shirts using light-wieght fabrics. Simple!!!
Using my trusty Shirt Worm I will be able to track along at how 'on target' I am, month to month. At this stage the little worm is on a big fat ZERO ...
But, it is still 2011 and I have but 2 quick days to get my act together. The New Years Eve fireworks in Brisbane will signal my start...How many of these hangers do you think will be filled with shirts in exactly 12 months from now???
Anyone else going to join in on this one??? Go on, we all need at least one new little white classic shirt in our repertoire - the versatility factor is with the shirt...