I absolutely adore the term unsolicitation, compliments that are not prompted, particularly (perhaps exclusively) for self sewn items. I received several this weekend at the wedding I went to.
I actually had a hard time deciding what to wear. I have a RTW red dress that I've worn once and would like to wear again, and my first version of Lekala 5432 in black swiss dot with salmon-ish satin underlay. I was doing a reading at the wedding, I knew the bridesmaids were wearing chocolate brown and flowers would be in fall colours including red. I don't like wearing straight black to weddings, but I thought with the pink satin, it would work out okay. I put the option to Mr Lina, he picked Lekala.