I think that, like Roobeedoo, I want to try to step it up another level as far as really trying to put together some nice outfits. I am generally not someone who dresses up, but I would like to work on refining my style and this is the best opportunity. Since I started sewing I've had to spend more time thinking about how I dress and how various styles look on my body than I have in my entire life previously!
So, I am officially joining Me-Made-May and will endeavor to wear one me-made article every day for the duration, and I will try to wear entire me-made outfits as often as possible.
In other news, the Colette Spring Palette Challenge 2012 has begun. I already made myself a spring palette and I won't be changing it, but I will be joining in the challenge.
I did make one addition to my spring/summer sewing plan: a dress made using a polyester (I assume) I found in my husband's grandmother's attic. The fabric fits right in with my palette. So here's the updated collage:
I have yet to start working on anything though because I'm still finishing up my Fall/Winter list. Since I'm still wearing a sweater as I type this, I don't feel that behind, but in any case, I'm nearly finished! I have only one shirt left to do and I plan on starting it this weekend. As far as challenges go, the Fall/Winter one has been the most successful for me in that I've completed (nearly) everything I set out to do, and as originally planned. I think this is because I thought it through better and I stuck with fabrics and patterns already in my stash. My first Colette Spring Palette Challenge was a disaster from the point of view of completion, so hopefully this one will be better.
Oh wait, I have been working on the knitting project, but only just barely:
Speaking of Colette patterns, the new spring/summer line-up was released on the 10th, and it's brought home to me even more than my style isn't really centered in the 50's, which is where I think Colette gets its primary inspiration. I love the patterns and I love looking at what people sew up, but a lot of the styles just don't call to me personally. I want to look at them, but not to wear them. For example, I like the new Lily dress, but for the life of me, I don't know where I'd wear it. And I'd probably feel out of place in it.
In any case, I need to get cracking on the Colette patterns that I have already and I've never made up: the Beignet, the Crepe wrap dress, the Chantilly, and the Negroni. I feel like those patterns do fit into my style zone, and yet, I keep passing them over. I will be taking a crack at Negroni the end of this month though, I owe my husband!