I have had some delightful comments during the month and thought I would share some of my thoughts about Me-Made-June.
First up Carol commented: I think you have the most co-ordinated wardrobe of anyone I have ever seen! I’m very envious.
So I need to confess.
I don’t purchase any fabric or garment unless it works with these, My Personal Colour Solutions swatch.
This colour swatch lives in my handbag (it has the dog ears to prove it) and even for the smallest purchase, it is taken out and compared to the item I want to purchase (my DBIL even says I won’t purchase jelly beans without it). If it doesn’t work, no matter how tempting, it doesn’t come home with me.
It doesn’t have to be exact, it can be a mixture of a couple, as long as the base is the same.
Here is some fabric that I purchased on Saturday.
In real life the match is better, but I hope you can see what I mean.
I first had my colours done about 1989, however I did have a refresher last year at Kerryn’s Fabric World and was very pleased to see that I am still in the same Autumn family.
Secondly, I need more accessories e.g. scarves, necklaces, belts that can make my tops look different. This is an area that I really need to work on.
Lastly, I was surprised:
- at how many different outfits I could create over the month, there was only 1 day that I had the same look when sitting at my desk and there were a lot of new combinations for me.
- that even though I loved my suit on Day 15, I really need to have another look at this as I don’t think all that taupe is good for me.
I have really enjoyed the month and with the assistance of DH and sewing friends taking my photos for me it was a lot easier that setting up the tripod each morning even though I have purchased a digital remote for my camera.
Seeing all the other members of Me-Made-June’s outfits has given me quite a few ideas and patterns to check out.
There wasn’t much left in my wardrobe that was Me Made and I still have a way to go to have a wardrobe of all Me Made and I will get there, maybe not for September though.
And now here is a collage of all my outfits for the month.
Now back to some sewing, or maybe beading!