With Me Made May in its final lap, I'm struck more by what I didn't wear than by what I did. If my closet is anything like yours, I can sort my garments in to three sections: bought, sewn, and sad.
The first and second of these are pretty self explanatory. The last category, the sad clothes, encompasses those clothes that you bought with the intention of fixing, and things that you've sewn but are unhappy with; the items that Meg dubbed "closet orphans". Maybe the armholes are too small, or the fit is just slightly off; maybe it's itchy, or the lining rides up. Whatever the reason is, it hangs in your closet, unworn and unloved.
This is a chance to remedy that, to usher the sad clothes in to one of the other categories; all the closet orphan wants is to be worn, to be appreciated, to end up someday on the other side of the laundry line, where all your favorite pieces end up: washed and ready to go again.
Therefore, I present a new sewing challenge: Rip and Redo. Widen the armholes, fix the fit, remake the item completely. Do whatever it is that needs doing to make a garment move from wearable-but-not-worn to I-want-to-wear-that.
This challenge isn't time specific; it's meant to be a motivator. Tomorrow I'll post buttons that you can use to announce to the world that you'd done it, you've given those closet orphans a loving home in the laundry hamper.