I’m really excited to participate as my feeble attempt at Self-Stitched-September has been hamstringed by my lack not just a lack of self-stitched clothing, but clothing in general. In fact, my entire wardrobe since moving to London consists of:
- 1 pair jeans
- 2 tee shirts
- 1 shirt
- 2 tops
- 1 skirt
- 2 dresses
- 1 jacket
- 1 coat
- under garments, pjs, tights etc.
People pack more than this when they go on vacation.
I’ve had a really chilled summer and the only people I know over here are family so there hasn’t been a need for pretty new clothes but summer is fading and the time has come to start job-hunting so the challenge has appeared in perfect time.
So here goes. The challenge is low stress and spread over 8 weeks, although I’m going to run it out to the end of the year and try for a few more items.
The first step is to pick a palette for the season. Over on pinterest, I’ve been happily collecting inspiration on a fall pinboard, as have many other participants, then I mashed some of them together and came up with this:
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I love the intensity of the almost neon yellows and golds against the warm ashy greys of the tree trunks so that was my start point.
It was so hard to narrow down the choices though so instead of just four or five colours I picked a range of neutrals and fancy colours that will hopefully all work together and incorporates some of the RTW items I already have.
As you can see the iron oxide orange picks up on the colour of my Rooibos dress so I’m counting that one as my first item just so I can say I’m not as behind as I could be.
The next step is to plan the other items in the challenge but I’m still finalising my picks so that will have to wait till next time.