So, Me Made May 2012 is well under way and I’ve been enjoying seeing everyones outfits. Both on their blogs and in the Flickr group. I sympathise wholly with lighting woes expressed by fellow Brit bloggers due the relentlessly grey and wet weather AND I totally relate to those that find “self photography” the only part of the MM challenge that isn’t fun! You’ll notice in my pics I generally can’t bring myself to look at the camera. Heck, on Wednesday I look like a sulky teenager avoiding eye contact whilst being told off. The weird thing is, anyone that knows me IRL, will tell you I’m a pretty direct and seemingly confident person. I’ll always maintain eye contact when I’m speaking to someone. I just hate having my picture taken. Always have. It’s the one aspect of writing a sewing related blog that I’m not entirely comfortable with. But I try! (on Sunday I gave myself a day off from photos, as I already had a photo of the exact outfit I was wearing, ha ha!) Anyway, I felt some explanation, nay, apology (!) was in order for the plonkeresque nature of my “poses” before getting on with the business of outfits…
Tuesday: Grey top- Self drafted (fabric £4/m), Cropped Jeans – Thrifted (£3) and refashioned.
Wednesday: Striped Tee- Refashioned (not blogged), Trousers – Thrifted (£1.50) and refashioned.
Thursday: Vintage plaid shirt – Thrifted (99p), Trousers – Thrifted (£1.50) and refashioned.
Friday: White Blouse – Thrifted (99p), Trousers – Thrifted (£2) and refashioned
Saturday – Geometric Print Top – Self drafted (fabric £2), Flared Jeans – thrifted (£4)
Sunday– Denim Shirt – Thrifted (£1.50) and refashioned, Cropped Jeans – thrifted (£3) and refashioned
So, what have I gleaned so far? The last 3 outfits I like. Saturday and Sunday being the most flattering on me shape wise. Tuesday’s is ok. The shapes are good I think, but the fabric of the top looks too drapey. Not something I noticed whilst wearing it so self photography has it’s benefits! I’m feeling a wee bit ho hum about my sky blue cropped trousers (Weds/Thurs) I LOVE my blue cropped trousers but they look odd in both photos. Possibly I narrowed them too much at the ankle. I’m hoping it’s just the camera angle. Usually I only wear my plaid shirt (Thurs) with my flared jeans (Saturday) which is a combo that I think works well enough. But worn with those blue trousers? Well it’s not a combo I shall be repeating!
So onwards and upwards. I desperately need to do some laundry (or some speedy sewing)!!!