Well, well, well. I have learnt quite a lot from my first couple of weeks of MMM. The main thing being that I really ought to chuck out this shapeless grey cardigan.
I feel like it’s my (horribly unglamorous) version of a housecoat. Maybe I should make a housecoat. A nice one. I even have some jersey hanging around that could be made into a perfectly nice cardigan, maybe like this one made by Tant-Isis. I don’t know why I continuously wear something that I think is horrible. Looking at these photos has definitely given me an incentive to start making a bit more effort.
It’s not been difficult for me to wear an item made by me every day, but it has been difficult to wear outfits that I’m happy about posting photos of on the internet. I definitely need to spend more time sewing for myself. However, the shirt battle continues, so for the time being I will continue to wear outfits like this…
I have, so far, managed to not buy any new fabric this month. So, Zo… wrote a perfectly-timed post on why compulsive fabric-buying can be just as bad for the world as buying cheapo clothes made in sweatshops, because – guess what! – fabric is often made in sweatshops too, and fabric manufacture frequently uses very environmentally damaging processes. I’ve not bought any new clothing for a while now, initially because of financial reasons and more recently through choice. The next logical step in that process is to start thinking about where fabric comes from and how it is made – but perhaps that is a subject for a different post.
On a more cheery note, I have been getting a lot of wear out of this black corduroy pencil skirt. Also the mirror in the foyer of our building needs a good clean. Gross.
It was warm enough to go without a cardie today, so we went to the corner shop and had some fun in the dairy aisle (I’m wearing this dress). I have shoved the grey cardigan to the back of the wardrobe, pending possible donation to a recycling bin. For the next MMM update hopefully there will be zero (0) photos of it.