And so September is over. First of all, thank you so much Zoe for arranging this again, and thanks to all of the other participants for the inspiration and encouraging comments!
I have to say, making the photographing part into a fun thing instead of a necessary task was really the best thing I´ve done this time around. Everything is just so much more fun when I´m not forcing myself to take photos in a hurry!
On dressing only in me made´s, I am now in a place where that isn´t much of a problem. I wear at least one me made garment each day the rest of the year anyway, and my goal is to have a well- fitted and coordinated wardrobe consisting mostly of handmade and second hand garments. I feel that I am well on my way towards that goal!
I have a few favorite outfits I´d like to share with you. First up is day 11.
I have somehow wound up with a wardrobe full of blue garments. I love blue, but making blue stuff isn´t something I have consciously planned to do, it just happened! When I put this outfit together, I was surprised by how good the color of the Sorbetto went together with the navy Beignet. I have mostly been wearing the Sorbetto with contrasting colors, but I rather like this color combo too!
The second outfit is more teal and blue, this time paired with the tuxedo shirt. I have, for some reason, been hesitant to wear shorts with tights earlier years, but I am loving the casual feel of it. And it´s a good excuse to show off tights in bright colors! I have yet to write a review on these shorts, so look out for that!
The last outfit I´d like to highlight is day 17.
This outfit was very comfortable, I really loved the flowy top and skirt together, and the Garden Trellis mitts (Ravelry link) are keeping me warm. The skirt is refashioned from this dress. I never became satisfied with the fit of that dress, so I thought it would get more wear as a skirt.
The only item I felt like got a bit too heavy rotation (although it matches as surprisingly large amount of my wardrobe) was my only autumn appropriate me made scarf. It is just a square of polyester chiffon tied around my neck, and I would love to make some new ones in natural fabrics, just to get some variation. I haves started, by casting on a lace knit shawl, the Dew Drops Shawl (Ravelry link) by Bex Hopkins. This is how far I´ve come:
The pattern is really fun, and is supposed to resemble dew drops. I´ve seen some gorgeous versions on Ravelry, and can´t wait for mine to be finished! I am using a yarn I bought last year at the crafters fair, Syfestivalen. The yarn is made from recycled wool, and I am loving the colors!
I have made some progress on FESA, I just need to take some decent pics, and then I´ll share it with you all!