First, I'd like to thank everyone for all the kind comments about my flower-power tunic. :)
I have worn it out in public twice now, and, it might be my imagination, but I think that people are actually more friendly than usual to me when I wear it.
Of course, there are several possible reasons for this. My preferred option is that seeing that silly frenzy of pink flowers puts people in a happy mood. ;)
Alternative explanations include:
1. Wearing it puts me in an exceptionally happy mood, and people are responding positively to my mood (not my outfit).
2. They are delighted to have something so ridiculous break the monotony of their day and are thinking to themselves, "Wait until I tell my friends about THIS!"
3. They are suspicious of my sanity and humoring me in the hopes that I don't go off the deep end right in front of them...
I guess we'll never know for sure. ;)
In any event, this leads me to a thought and some questions. I am sometimes asked, mainly by people who know that I sew, if I have made something that I am wearing. This generally makes me feel good - even though my sewing skills pale when compared to those of many of the bloggers that I read, I still feel happy that I can sew well enough to produce wearable garments.
But I know that a question like this can be taken in one of two ways. It can, for example, indicate that an outfit looks amateurish.
So, my questions - do you get this question? If so, from whom? Friends and family only, or also acquaintances and even strangers? Can people reliably distinguish the clothes that you make from the clothes that you buy? How does it make you feel when you get this question? Happy? Proud? Concerned? Disappointed? Annoyed?
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