Like a couple of other participants (The Makings of an Urban Rustic and Two Little Cabbages & Cie) I've been experiencing un coup de blues regarding my handmade wardrobe. The last few days I just haven't been feeling it! I haven't been doing any sewing either. Lack of motivation, I guess.
I just feel like I'm going through a sartorial transition, so to speak. Even stuff I made last year doesn't really reflect what I'd like my style to be. But, in the meantime, I'm trying to do my best with what I have. That's the challenge after all! And I'm trying to work on identifying what my style is becoming...and what is a practicable version for my skills/budget/life. :) These me-made challenges really force a person to examine her wardrobe desires and needs!
I feel like I'm turning a corner though and today I'm wearing my happy new yellow blouse for its first outing. Also, I have been steadily knitting and I'm not far from finishing a little summer tanktop - if summer ever gets here!
So, without further ado, here's what I wore during May 12 - 17:
The weather hasn't made up its mind. One day it's warmish and the next it's rainy and cold again.
Here's the list:
Day 12: Spring Ruffle Top, tutorial by Made-by-Rae;
Day 13: top, New Look 6781; one of my first shirts and I still love it but it's very faded;
Day 14: top is made with Simplicity 2614 and the skirt again is Simplicity 2367;
Day 15: top is New Look 6677;
Day 16: skirt is the brown linen Simplicity 2367 and the top is my trial version of McCall's 5522;
Day 17: Thermal sweater again (pattern by Laura Chau).
One thing I noticed is that I wear a lot of navy and red. I guess I always admire these color combos on others, so it's not surprising that I like to wear it, too. Somehow I never noticed before that I had so much. I think perhaps turquoise/teal is a better match for my coloring though - what do you think? I think navy on the bottom is okay, but a tad harsh when it's next to my face?
Anyhow, here's hoping I can reboot my motivation!