Close enough! So far I have mainly (re)learned that I still have not rectified the basic problems of my wardrobe. And I (re)learned that I need to get rid of stuff that I no longer wear, for whatever reason. At least on that point I've taken action. I donated three big trash bags full of clothes this weekend, including some me-mades that were made solidly enough but didn't fit any more.
So, I do feel better after having gotten rid of stuff. But I still have a huge mending pile and I still lack basic, well-fitting, pleasing things that I can wear both for work and on the weekend. It is really hugely tempting to just go shopping! But then I remember that my most recent RTW purchases are so-so at best. OK, that's not true. I got some good dresses from People Tree recently. But the two pairs of pants I've bought in the last year don't fit particularly well and aren't especially flattering.
But then after I remember that, I (re)remember that I have precious little time to sew nowadays and I definitely do not have the time to get everything done in the timeline that I'd like. Sigh. I guess it's a question of prioritizing and picking my battles, like everything else, right?
Anyhow, I didn't take pictures of my outfits on Friday through Sunday because calling them "outfits" is really stretching the meaning of the word. But I was clad in self-made things on all three days.
Monday I went back to work so I had to scrape together a proper outfit. Here I am wearing a staple dress (that is looking a bit had in person) and my Renaissance Basket Stitch Cardigan. It got cold again so I brought about the boots, but I took them off before snapping the photo (at nearly 11pm!).
And today I am wearing more wool. Here's my Thermal sweater paired with black pants (ill-fitting ones, as mentioned above) and black boots:
I suppose it is odd to be wearing wool in mid-May but it's a stroke of luck for me because if the weather got really warm, I would be hard-pressed to find things made by me.