This week was all about prints vs solids. I have a lot of solids in my stash but I find it difficult to sew with them because I’m afraid they’ll make me look boring. That being said, I do need more solids in my wardrobe. So I’ll have to find a way to make them work. I love prints but they are difficult to work into outfits. To avoid problems, I try to stick to prints in dresses and t-shirts/tops to pair with jeans (for now). This is what I’m drawn to lately. They are a mixture of geometric prints, … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 7
You guys, I just had THE best idea! Probably due to the fact that it’s 3 am, I just fed the baby and I should be sleeping, but no, I’m wide awake and thinking about sewing! You all know I’m following along in the Colette Wardrobe Series and that the last two weeks she had us pick out our colours and our palette. Well, I was playing around with my colours in Keynote on the iPad (well, the baby needs feeding a lot and when doing so I’ve only got use over one hand and a girl needs to do … Continue reading The One with the Wardrobe Architect Epiphany!
Questions for this week: How do I transform my list of colours into a wearable palette? Which colours do I need more of and which do I need less of. Which colours do I consider true neutrals, which are nearly neutrals and which are my accent colours. True neutrals These are the colours I would wear for camis and leggings. Apart from the black and the midnight I wouldn’t wear them as a solid single garment (a sweater, pants, etc) because they are too boring. Nearly neutrals These are the colours I wear on a daily basis and for every … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 6
In week 5 we looked at our colours. I’ve done a post about my colours some time ago. Since then I’ve updated them and for this exercise I’ve added the names. (Mostly because not every screen shows them in the same way) I’m an autumn type, I had my colours done a few years ago and I must say that they weren’t a big surprise. I tend to pick out the colours that suit me. Too bad fashion seems to disagree with my preferences 🙂 Luckily that’s where sewing comes in 🙂 I don’t have seperate winter or summer colours, … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 5
This week the challenge was to combine the shapes we like into silhouettes we would actually wear. A picture says more than a thousand words so I’ll stick to pictures for this one … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 4
This week on Wardrobe Architect we had to look at the different shapes in clothing in order to find out which ones we feel comfortable in and make us happy. In order to look at shapes the worksheet wants us to grade garments based on ‘ease’, ‘length’, ‘fullness’ and ‘waistline’. So here goes… Dresses: I like my dresses somewhat fitted and knee-length. I don’t like them shorter because I don’t want to flash anything when I lift my arms. I like the same fullness as I do on skirts but I like my waistline to be high or natural. Skirts: I like … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 3
Week 2 of the Wardrobe Architect series is all about finding your core style. On too many occasions I’ve pinned perfectly lovely outfits and wishing I could make and wear them, not realising that none of those were things I would actually wear. This week seemed easy at first but it did require some serious thinking. My favourite clothing makes me feel… Confident, put together and feminine. I feel attractive but grown up at the same time. They make me feel like people take me seriously when I say something. They also make me feel sexy and I’m more outgoing … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 2