Self stitched September

Tomorrow is the first day of self stitched September and I am very excited to start my first clothing challenge of that kind. I hope I have enough items of clothing to wear at least one item per day that I have made myself or thrifted. I am extending my options by adding thrifted pieces.
I have already chosen the outfit for tomorrow,  it's a dress I haven't posted on the blog yet. I have made it about a month or so ago but never got around to showing it here. I have been quiet busy enjoying myself lately, spending lots of time travelling with my husband. We only went on little day trips or 2 days with an over night stay somewhere but we made the most of our time together. As I mentioned several posts back, he is due to deploy to Afghanistan soon (this is now VERY SOON) and therefore sewing has not taken up the biggest part of my spare time.
Anyway, I will show you some pictures from our little trip to Kent (including many castles visited using out English Heritage membership) and of course outfit posts documenting the Self Stitched September challenge.
This little dress will kick of the challenge tomorrow. Excuse the wrinkles, I had worn the dress all day before I decided to take pictures of it. If I get a chance to take a picture tomorrow you will hopefully get the ironed version.


  1. Very pretty dress - lovely colour against your hair, and the little buttons on top of the waist darts are so sweet.

    Best wishes for your husband's trip to Afghanistan. My neighbour has just gone out there too.

  2. Thank you so much Tilly. I might need a bit of support from time to time here.

  3. gorgeous dress and wow you gave me a fright about SSS starting so soon, then i realized you were in the UK and were ahead of us in the states!

  4. Happy SSS! That is a very pretty dress!

    Best wishes to you and your husband for his time away.