Friday, September 16, 2011

More daily outfits

So much for good intentions.... Most of what I was wearing was just bleck.  Maybe not that bad, but not good either.  So when DD was home, I shanghaied her into acting as my fashion stylist and we put together some outfits and took pictures.  I have had the pictures awhile, just haven't had time to post them.

I was reading Pam's blog and what she called her foundational five and the post really resonated with me.  You can read the whole thing here.  So I swiped, umm, was inspired by and decided to use her's for the time being.  They will probably evolve a little as I do, but I thought they were a good place to start--

  • Do I feel strong, empowered in the total look?
  • Do I feel classic, sophisticated in the total look?
  • Do I feel like it flatters my body and fits appropriately?
  • Do I feel appropriately youthful in the look?
  • Does the total look feature my creativity?

As a sewer, I probably should give more attention to some to these questions. Preferably before I cut into the fabric, maybe then I would be happier with the end product.  Although I have to say with most of these outfits, the majority of the answers would be yes-even though DD did most of the styling. The exception to the yes answers would be the sweater in the top picture - that underbust seam does not want to stay put, I felt like I spent the whole day tugging and pulling.  Well, OK then, that's a good place to start.

I actually did sew some of things I'm wearing and will blog more about them later.  You know, after I've pulled out my notes and refreshed my memory.

Just for fun, because it takes little-to-no encouragement to induce silliness -

AND just because he is cute -

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Yes, he is in a birdhouse in a tree - a dogwood tree - in MIL's front yard.

Happy sewing, Suzanne

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