Not the most pizazzy of outfits (I work with young and often boisterous children on Mondays) but it did the trick. Me-made jumper, skirt (made a few years ago from an Ikea blind), vest and pants. Oh, and coat and bag not being worn in this picture.
Now you may not be convinced that one photo each day clearly taken in my flat is evidence enough that I haven't just popped these clothes on just for a photo. So I will attempt to take reinforcement images each day of me out and about in my me-made outfit so you can be sure I'm not cheating!
The above photos were taken in a changing room, which may leave you wondering what a self-proclaimed Wardrobe Refashion lifer is doing in the changing rooms of a clothes shop. To cut a long story short, one of my jobs is as a researcher for a trend forecasting agency. I have questions about the appropriateness of this line of work when paired with morals such as my own, but that's a whole 'nother post! Anyway, I promise I don't even try on the mass-produced garments I 'research'.
Also you may have noticed in the above photos (it's difficult not to) the distinctly more pizazzy leopard print coat that I finished sewing yesterday, just in the nick of time. I would have been hella cold today if I had failed! I'll post about it properly soon when I'm not so tired. Sweet dreams.