After studying the Colette Sewing Handbook last week I immediately became inspired to make a plan for all my fall/winter projects. I even drew a personalized croquis to make sketches on. As Sarai from Colette says, you can easily do this by taking a photo of yourself in black, tight clothes, printing it out and tracing the outlines of your figure. I found it really helped me deciding what shape I am and what I should and shouldn't wear.
To define your style, she also advises to take 5 of your favourite items from your wardrobe and describe their qualities. I came up with 5 items and think they had these qualities in common: feminine, refined and soft toned (also, it was funny to notice that 3 items were from Anthropologie, collected during my visits to the US).
I thought it was fun to have a look at it this way, as I often thought I don't have my own style, but it seems I do! Also, when you realize what you're drawn most to and would most likely wear, it's easier to stay away from buying or sewing things you will never wear. Sounds logical right?
Here's my fresh to sew list:
1. A winter Laurel dress (from a lovely €1/meter khaki fabric that I found on the market)
2. A peplum top (inspired by the tutorial of Merricks Art)
3. Refashion something thrifted (there will be a blog on this subject!)
The list will get longer of course, but I think it is wise to have realistic goals. Mora mora! Also, I have an unpublished 'to knit' list somewhere that also demands parts of my spare moments. I am very conscious of the fact that by putting the list here, I have no excuses anymore. I think it even might help me finish them. To be honest, as of now I already finished one of them! :) To be continued in the next blog.
And here is a glimpse of the refashion project...