Me-made: self-drafted tee and mushroom-print Colette Ginger skirt
Special effort made: Shoes with heels! These were always intended to be the slightly-smarter equivalent of my brown cowboy boots, but I always automatically reach for the comfy old boots. I couldn't do that this time, as the boots need to go to the cobbler.
Me-made: Shorts (Simplicity 2654) and hooded t-shirt (Mccall's 4322 from the 1970's).
Special effort made: I washed my hair... that's about it! Not the most flattering self-portrait ever, but I was in a rush after rescuing a duckling that got stuck in the herb garden fence! (See below.)
So... that's May done.
As is traditional in the midst of a me-made, self-stitched challenge, I will now disappear in a puff of over-thinking as I stare at a month's worth of What I Wore.
Eva Dress trousers: 4 times
Betsey Johnson trousers: 4 times
2 Senchas in Liberty lawn: 3 times and 2 times
1 Lisette Portfolio blouse: 3 times
3 Ginger pattern skirts: 6 times (twice each)
Trouser-wearing days total: 10
Skirts total: 8
Shorts total: 4
Dresses total: 3 (if we don't count the days I made one!)
Days when I did not bother with extensive me-madery (all at weekends): 6? but I was making on all those days and still had on me-made socks and knickers!
Most worn NOT me-made:
Lime green cashmere vintage cardigan: 6 times
...compared to Audrey-in-Unst: 4 times
Days when no cardigan worn at all: 3
Any surprise "hit"s?
My polka dot and ric-rac blouse is much more wearable than I thought, now that I have stitched down the facings properly. I wore it twice.
Any notable "misses"?
The white-collared pink gingham blouse. It has already gone to the charity shop: bye bye!
My grey Portfolio trousers. You didn't see them this month. I tried to wear them on three separate occasions and knew I could not face a whole day in them. The rise is too high. Wriggle. Maybe I will break them in at the weekend when I know I can change into something more forgiving if I need to!
I don't like mid-length skirts on me anymore.
|Gratuitous duckling photo - aw, bless!|
My black Japanese pattern trousers are a saggy-bummed disaster but so practical that I keep wearing them - I really really need to make another pair of black trousers. At once!
I didn't get round to making any jewellery and I have a growing collection of single earrings. I wear the same few pairs every day. Yawn.
I need to get my vintage brown cowboy boots re-heeled. I love them. I miss them. Sob!
There are a few things I realised didn't like any more and couldn't bring myself to wear. I need to refashion them... or ditch them.
I need to line my black Meringue skirt. Urgently.
I could have another big clear out and not miss the pile of things I never wear.
I don't really miss shop-bought clothes.
I thought 1940's style was "my era"... but it might actually be the 1970's. Blimey - that'll lose me a lot of blog-readers!
I am ready to try something new. Shorts were a revelation - what's next? A Maxi dress?!