Holiday Wardrobe Challenge


I think I hate myself. I keep complaining about the stress of an impending me made june and of me not having enough clothes and all, and here I am about to talk about another challenge.

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was going to sunny Marjoca this summer. August to be exact, and that I was thinking of making my own wardrobe for that. So here I am today, declaring that

I, Dibs, of Dibs and the Machine, pledge to sew a holiday wardrobe for my 2 week vacation to Marjoca. For the duration of my  holidays, I shall only wear clothes/accesories made by me!!

“Everything” excludes shoes and bras, and sunshades.

So there, I’ve gone and done this time haven’t I.

I seem to relish the stress ( i know that sounds strange), but sewing for Me Made June has made me realise that with sewing, like many other aspects of my life, I thrive on deadlines. Knowing that deadlines are around the corner , makes me work harder. So, I think setting myself the challenge of sewing my holiday wardrobe, and declaring it publicly, will actually push me to sew.

Is there anyone going on holiday and resolving to sew their own holiday wardrobe?


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  1. May 24, 2011 / 5:26 pm

    Yes! I am going on a trip to Italy and Greece, and I'm trying to sewing many (not all) of the items I'll take with me. Good luck!

  2. May 24, 2011 / 5:58 pm

    Wow Dibs, this is a bit crazy but also hugely inspiring! I'm going away for a week in the middle of June and I was thinking of making a couple things…but not my entire 'going away wardrobe'! I'll have to build up to that I guess ;o)

    Are you going somewhere hot and if so, are you making your own swimsuit/bikini?

  3. May 24, 2011 / 6:23 pm

    It's crazy right?lol…I'm going to Spain. And yes, I plan on making a bikini as well. So if u see me without one, know that I was unsuccessful…
    Goodluck Trisha, will be keeping an eye out to see what you make.

  4. May 24, 2011 / 8:35 pm

    Wow, I take my hat off to you! Looking forward to seeing the finished outfits!

  5. May 25, 2011 / 10:17 am

    I *just* read an entry on someone who sewed their holiday outfits:

    I don't think you hate yourself. You're a woman who enjoys a good challenge. You can totally rock out those challenges.

  6. May 25, 2011 / 12:29 pm

    Oooh now this is a good idea! I really want to make a few pieces for my summer holiday, but would never attempt a bikini, that is insane!!! Good luck with this challenge.

  7. May 26, 2011 / 9:34 am

    Great challenges! I'm hopefully taking part in MMJ and Ali's Summer essentials again, even though we are not having much summer at the moment. Have a lovely week.

  8. May 26, 2011 / 12:29 pm

    What a fabulous (if challenging) idea to sew your entire holiday wardrobe! I admire you and am eager to see all the lovely things you make.

  9. May 26, 2011 / 2:59 pm

    I think you can do it!!! Like you I thrive on deadlines too.

  10. Anonymous
    June 3, 2011 / 11:24 am