I made a couple of the Maria Denmark Kimono Tees before Christmas and hadn’t got around to blogging them. Why? Because I am just not feeling the love. Since making them, one in November, the other late December, I haven’t really worn them. But in the interests of sharing the good and the bad, here we go:
I was trying to figure out what the problem is. Is it:
a. the colour?
b. the style/silhouette?
c. the fabric choice?
d. or all of the above?
So this led me to thinking about colour palette…maybe I am not really sure what colours suit me. I know what I like, but are they the best for me? Some stumbling about on the webs and I found this post regarding colours and what suits various colourings. Based on this I am either a Summer or Spring, I can’t quite decide.
When I look at the palettes and what I think suits, I think I am a Summer, some of those Spring colours really do me no favours. I am terrible with yellows and yellow-y browns. But then I found this article which said I should have cool undertones and the Spring description seemed more like me. So now I am more confused than ever. I really like the colours in the Spring Palette, except the yellows, orange and browns. I like more of the Summer colours, although have never really explored purple/lilac. Argh – dilemma!!
Then I got to thinking some more…perhaps it is the silhouette. Normally I wear fit and flare dresses, or alternately tighter pants with a loose top. This is just kind of baggy all over and I don’t have a waist. Would the tops work better tucked into a skirt? I have been following along the Colette Wardrobe Architect series and interestingly this week is about exploring shape, not my shape, but the shape of clothing I feel most comfortable in. On reading the post, I think I have had a personal revelation. I need a waist, I somehow need it defined, whether it be with a fit and flare dress or with a belt, it needs to be defined.
So in essence there is nothing wrong with these tees, but I need to find a way to wear them. I think the first option is to make a girly skirt to balance out the lack of detail and to give me a waist. Or am I wasting my time? Is this colour not for me? Honesty please! (side note – perhaps I should wear makeup)
Have you looked at the Seasonal Colours before? Do you think they are for real, or a bit of rubbish?