I thought I should set out my personal rules for this challenge.
I will wear only clothes I have made myself for the month of May. The exceptions are socks, hosiery, lingerie and shoes. I could probably sew myself a few pairs of undies but I just don't want to :)
I have been making cardigans for the past few days. How easy are they! I think I might just convert completely to knit fabrics. No worrying about getting the fit exactly right - knit fabrics stretch! And they are comfy. Really comfy!
I am wearing one of my new cardigans right now. It's a wrap one with raglan sleeves. I think it will be getting worn a lot. I LOVE IT ALREADY. I am also wearing a pajama top I made (even though I am at work...). The washing machine in our flat hasn't been working for this past week so I was getting kind of desperate for clean clothes and my pjs were clean... It's blue and purple floral cotton. I think it is cute - as pajamas - just not as a normal top for being seen in public in.
I want to go buy some more knit fabric tomorrow. I'm thinking black, plain black. I need to be able to mix and match my clothing. I usually find it quite difficult to buy plain fabrics. I really prefer prints. This all means that I have a lot of things that really do not go so well together (like my plaid jacket with my colourful summery dresses....).
I read an article about a month ago that said people who dress in solids appear more trustworthy. I can't remember if it was a fashion article or a psychology one. Either way, it really was quite interesting. Sure, of course clothing affects people's perception of you, but I didn't really think things as simple as solids vs prints could matter so much. Next time I go to an airport I am going to try this out (I always get stopped at the airport, get my bags searched for drugs, my shoes checked for explosives, questioned about where I have been....). I think people generally think of me as very innocent looking but airport people are different. I just tried googling that article but I can't find it. Maybe it was a career one? If anyone finds it, please send me the link.
I want my shift to finish so I can go home and put buttons on my new cardigans!