1. By the time it gets to laundry day, my clothing choices are limited. It is much easier if laundry day occurs on a stay-at-home day. (I don't have control of the laundry schedule).
2. I need to feel psychologically comfortable in my outfit. My clothes need to feel appropriate to the activity and the image I want to convey. At the moment, my self-stitched clothes only fill this role for some parts of my life.
3. I'm not going to use my self-made bags for anything other than shopping or storage. They don't function the way I need my day bags to function. I also currently would rather devote my energy to sewing clothing, so bags quickly disappeared from the challenge. (The best goals are changeable.)
4. While I am content with a few pieces of jewelry, I like having a wide variety, especially when going to "dress-up work" (i.e. the library). Again, this relates to being psychologically comfortable in my outfit. I also don't think I will devote much time to jewelry making, unless maybe I become best friends with a silversmith.
5. One of my challenges for the summer was to wear skirts as much as possible because they are cooler than pants, but more flattering than most shorts. Notice I said "flattering," not "comfortable." I think I've done fairly well, but just in time for SSS, I'm running out of steam. Skirts are my only self-stitched bottoms, but at this point, I really just want to wear pants/long shorts. We'll see how the next two weeks go.
6. SSS challenged me to look at new ways of mixing my clothes. I liked that. I dared to wear things I previously would have shied from. So far, these mixes are the brown skirt and velvet T and the blue vest with the green flowered shirt.
7. I am once again convinced that the more clothes the weather requires, the easier it is to dress interestingly. There are some outfits I considered, but it needs to be about 20 degrees cooler before they will be comfortable. When that weather comes, I wonder if I'll still think they're a good idea.
8. Although I expected SSS to encourage me to get a move on repairing some things, nature proved stronger and my time is spent working on new projects. I did get one shirt repaired, but it's not cool enough to wear long sleeves yet.
9. I tilt my head to the left for pictures. I have to think about it to tilt my head to the right.
10. Getting an interesting, natural, flattering, but not uniform pose each day is challenging. Once such a pose is (maybe) found, getting it in a focused self-timer shot is another challenge.
That's what I've gotten out of the past two weeks. What will the next two weeks reveal?