Once of the interesting things I’ve discovered in the relatively short time I’ve been blogging here is that I find myself thinking about my own vintage style more than ever before, including my knitting and sewing. I never really used to contemplate how items would work together in my wardrobe… if I did, it was usually more along the lines of, “Uh oh, why am I knitting a chartreuse pullover when I have nothing to wear it with?”
Back in February I attempted to challenge myself by focusing on a color palette and a plan for sewing and knitting.
While a good idea in theory, I lost focus pretty quickly. How easy to get distracted by pretty fabrics, yarns and patterns! I forgot I’m not always the most monogamous knitter, either.
Now the things I’ve completed do fit into the color palette I laid out for myself, for the most part, and I have one sewing project and two knitting projects in progress that will also fit in whenever they’re completed. I did sew one skirt (on my “Thing I would really like” list), one dress, one sleeveless blouse and knit one short-sleeved sweater (all on my “Things I absolutely need” list). Part of the problem was that I wasn’t nearly as productive as I would have hoped.
But I guess I didn’t do half bad, did I? A cardigan, a sleeveless sweater, a skirt, a sleeveless blouse, a short-sleeved sweater, restyled shorts, and a dress. I’d hardly call it a ‘wardrobe’, but it’s not too shabby.
I think I shall draw this project to a close, since I never really felt I jumped in with both feet. And that’s fine, because it was a good learning experience for me on how I do (or don’t!) focus on project planning, and through it I think I learned what I’d change in future challenges to myself.
And the future is nigh! I’m already starting to think about my fall wardrobe. More ramblings from me soon on that. Have a great weekend!