It's been slow going, but so far I have decided that I am a moulded (fluffy) body type and a figure 8 silhouette, possibly leaning toward an O. I should use drapey and medium-drape fabrics, or if using stiff fabrics use patterns that conform to the curves of my body. That's from the Triumph of Individual Style.
Also, by reading Fashion Makeover, I have been made aware to two style ruts -
- My use of color in my wardrobe is almost non-existent. I think this is kind of sad, as I like to consider myself a creative person. I don't really think the lack of color is a style statement such as some people carry off beautifully, but more of a cop-out or laziness, take your pick.
- My ability to accessorize sucks, I mean really sucks. DD has almost despaired of getting me to use and/or wear anything other that basic pocketbooks and shoes. Scarfs and belts currently do not reside in my wardrobe.
In an effort to break out of these style ruts and (hopefully!) see items of clothing a little more objectively, I am going to try and take pictures of daily outfits. That way I can get a realistic idea of what I am currently wearing and where I should change. This is my intention, but you know what they say about intentions and roads to bad places ;)
So going to make friends with my camera and tripod now.
Happy Sewing, Suzanne