I have been looking at the articles on wardrobe planning (most recently on http://www.coletterie.com/– the wardrobe architect) and have been left with the question, what is my style?
The answer is not clear cut, my style depends very much on how I feel on a particular day, what I do know however, is that I have decided I like to wear pretty clothes. The definition of pretty is subjective however and depends upon whether or not I find something pretty. I have to feel that I am wearing something individual and lovely and whatever it is, it has to make me feel good wearing it.
At the moment, this is one of my favourite outfits , the pants are a linen/silk mix using a self-drafted pattern taken from my (old) favourite pair of trousers, the top is a Japanese voile, kimono-sleeved top I made as a mash-up of a couple of patterns and the bolero is fine Chinese cotton bought in an online sale. I love wearing this, but I have many different outfits, some casual, some formal that I love wearing too. I wonder at the boredom factor when doing wardrobe planning; the so-called staples I think would quickly lose their attraction for me if they were all my clothing collection was made up of.
My next project is a dress by Lekala Patterns (a Russian company that specialises in made-to-measure patterns), I have heard good things about them and I like this style (sorry about the focus). I have had this fabric in my stash for about a year , it is a gossamer-fine cotton in a print that makes me think of a type of Australian wildflower, the fluffy stuff is just a whimsical buy that I thought I would try on the neckline but I am not convinced it will work…any thoughts?
My Christmas present arrived while I was holidays and it is so cute. My husband has problems with gift-giving, he often has no idea what to get for people, so it is something I have taken over on his behalf. However, when he was having problems with what to give me, I decided to give him some help. The solution was a charm bracelet, with the option of buying a new charm if he can’t think of anything else (or I haven’t given him any hints), so here is the latest , sweet no?
Finally for this post, I wanted to share this lovely project off Craftsy.com , it’s from their Project Upcycle class I just need an old blue, wool jumper to make a version for me as a blue bag is on my want list. This orange felted bag was a cut above the rest and really got me interested in the class.
Well that’s it for now. I return to work today and feel less than inspired at the prospect, but know that things will be fine once I’m back with my colleagues doing the job I love 🙂