Here we go, the last two weeks worth of MMM posts…
16) Merino Briar with leather shoulder patches
17) Colourblocked Renfrew tee (does it count as colour blocking when both bits are the same colour? This is more pattern blocking, I guess…)
18) Mustard Brume Skirt
21) short sleeved Bronte Tee
22) Chambray Archer shirt
24) another (different) gingham Scout tee
25) merino Renfrew tee
26) striped Linden
27) Bronte top times two
29) Chambray Archer again
30) Wool Hollyburn skirt
31) Lace Scout tee and locket made a few years ago when I took a silversmithing course.
So, what have I learned these last two weeks? Aside from reinforcing the points from my last MMM round up (make bottoms, especially jeans, make some dressy tops, etc), I have realised that I could do with some more jumpers. Can’t wait to finish knitting my Wickerwork pullover! The Nettie bodysuit also filled a surprisingly big hole in my winter wardrobe, so I’ll be making a bunch more using up the pile of left over merino pieces I have stashed. I don’t know if I’ll be wearing them as outerwear, but they’ll be great for layering. I’m also surprised how many times I wore my short sleeved Bronte Tee (once a week), so maybe I should make another one of those. Or maybe its just because its my only black teeshirt..?
The other thing I’ve learned is that I actually like a lot of my RTW clothes, and that maybe I don’t want an entirely hand made wardrobe. I’ve only bought a handful of RTW clothes since the beginning of last year, and I’ve cleared out a huge amount of ill fitting or poorly made RTW from my wardrobe, so what I have left is all stuff I really enjoy wearing. That isn’t a huge revelation, but I guess it means I should stop feeling guilty if I buy something I really like instead of making it!
Enough navel gazing! How have you found MMM15, if you’ve been playing along? Any blinding revelations?