The pieces that get the most wear (once or more than once a week) are:
- 2 pairs of denim trousers
- my burgundy Sencha (the smaller of the 2)
- my navy rayon 3/4 sleeve T shirt
- my crazy pattern rayon jersey T shirt
- my DKNY cowl sack dress
- my handknit sweater (what kind of summer is this?!)
Why? Well, they fit the best, IMO, they drape and wear well, they're practical (and easily restylable depending on what I wear them with) and I've managed to block out their imperfections (so, when I wear them, I'm not simply thinking about how badly they were made).
Intriguingly, no handmade skirts figure into the high rotation schedule - although I do wear a couple of them on a semi regular basis i.e. once every couple of weeks. Those would be the skirt I made for my sister (which didn't work for her) and my crazy patterned pencil skirt.
Peeps, I think it's time to add a skirt to the mix. A kind of sassy one. And another pair of those TNT trousers (but not in denim). And then another Sencha.
I've also realized recently (since the poly jersey dress) that the better the fabric, the more desirable the finished object. That means, even if I need to take a risk on ruining beautiful, expensive fabric, I'm going to have to do it. The pay-off makes it worth the risk.
What homemade items do you wear most and why? Do share!