So another week down! So far no repeats. The addition of a couple of new makes has made this week a bit easier to be fair. Every new top I make could be another 5 outfits when paired with 5 different MM/skinnified jeans. BOOM! Anyhow here’s how it went down this week. Some good, some not so good:
10th May: Chambray Tee & Skinnified Jeans – Simple and unfussy. Not alot can go wrong here!
11th May: Electric Blue Tee & Refashioned Jeans – Gah! My newly made blue top has SHRUNK despite conscientious prewashing. Furthermore, it’s shrunk even further in the next wash so now it is unwearable! These jeans were a 16 that I downsized to a 14 and narrowed before I lost my weight. They’re too big in the waist now, and so bunched up with a belt. But I rediscovered them and thought they might do in a pinch. Undecided. There’s something about them that just doesn’t work but I can’t put my finger on what it is.
12th May: Refashioned tee & Skinnfied jeans – Yeah, I’m ok with this outfit. It’s never gonna win any style prizes but it’s comfy and casual and that’s good enough for me!
13th May: Refashioned sweatshirt and refashioned jeans – No, no, no, no, no! No matter how I try I cannot get this sweatshirt to look right with anything other than non MM jeans. And look! It’s those trousers again that didn’t work on the 11th either.What is it about them….?
14th May: Geometric top & skinnified jeans – OK, but don’t love it. Plus my fringe was doing my nut in that day!
15th May: Refashioned Chambray Shirt & Skinnified Jeans – I really like this outfit. Plus I felt better after taking the scissors to my fringe. Ah, the relief!
16th May: Chambray Tee & Refashioned golf trousers – Another outfit I like! (Seriously, you may not realise what a milestone it is for me to look at a pic and go “actually, that looks alright!”)
17th May: Chambray shirt & skinnified jeans – Everything works for me here except the cardigan. It seems to optically widen me because it’s hiding any shape/waist definition…
So what have I learnt this week?
- I may have to rethink my lifelong love of cardigans. At least worn loose like that. The shape of the stripy jumper seems more flattering. Maybe need to aim for a few more jumpers in this shape
- Longer jeans are more flattering for sure
- Prewashing doesn’t always future proof your makes against shrinkage. Scandalous!
- I like patterned trousers! Must get me some more.
- Chambray is NICE 🙂