I thought I had written this post before. If I have, apologies. It’s still rumbling around in my brain.
A few months ago I checked out a library book (we love libraries!) about wardrobe and curating your closet.
I’ve tended to make sweaters, shirts, dresses, pants based on really loving the fabric/color/design.
Except you know what I don’t wear? Design and Color. There’s a really lovely part of the book that asks you to narrow down your color choices as far as what you wear.
You pick three colors, two coordinating neutrals, and then some accent colors. This is what you wear, not what your house is, not what you like to see. What you wear.
Here’s my pass.
And can I tell you, finding non-neutrals was hard. I didn’t have to, of course. And really, I didn’t succeed. But these are the colors I feel most comfortable and confident in. Black, light black, lightest black. With Mid-black and Navy as my neutrals. Dude, inner goth, could you hold it down in there, I can’t hear myself above the bad poetry.
And actually, I don’t look that great in lightest grey.
But I’ll take the pops of maroon, grey green, turquoise green.
It’s really made me slow down and think about what I’m sewing. And buying. No more cutesy fabrics that are just too adorable in dress quantities. No more sweater quantities of variegated yarns. I’ll limit myself to smaller quantities to make accessories.
It means my crafting has slowed a bit, but I think that’s a good thing. No sense in putting massive amounts of un-wearble things in my closet.