As always, I am running late. I know it’s the end of February and I haven’t posted much through the holidays. But, it’s not like I haven’t been sewing, thinking about sewing or writing blog posts in my mind. I have so many ideas, thoughts I want to share…time has eluded me and I haven’t formalized my fleeting ideas into words. Until, tonight.
Here we go…
I began this blog a little over a year ago. Wow. It goes by quickly. Fast. Warp speed. I wanted to go a year without buying ready to wear clothing. For the most part, I succeeded! One moment of weakness when I felt fat & uncomfortable in my pants lead to a skirt purchase from Target. I think I bought one skirt, three sweaters, two tank tops, and two pairs of running shorts. Pretty good. Everything else this year was hand made. I accomplished what I wanted to…more sewing, better clothes, and a whole lot of learning!
So. Where does that leave me for 2015? Well, let’s talk about that. At the end of January I culled my closet of all that didn’t work for me. I was ruthless. My hand made clothing was spared no mercy. A lot left my closet. A LOT! RTW and hand made. I took some time to reflect on why my handmade garments didn’t make the cut. Basically, two reasons: poor fabric and bad fit. So, that will be my focus this year.
I am also working through Colette’s wardrobe architect – and really trying to define my style. I’ve come to realize it’s classic, fitted, conservative with a little flair. Check out my style board on Pinterest….you get the gist.
More projects and photos to come. Just wanted you to know I wasn’t gone off the face of the earth!