My saga with fitting pants continued over the weekend. I was very tired of making muslins, trying to fit them and failing… yet, I refused to give up. I would like to say I still refuse to give up, but I need to take a break as pant fitting was killing my sewing mojo. In the end of it all, I finished with 6 muslins and a decent fit in one pair of pants! Keep reading “Muslin-ing Pants – Part 2”
In line with my No Buying Clothes for a Year commitment I knew there would be a point where I would need to start making my own undergarments. In fact, I have been following amazing bloggers and seamstresses who are making their own lingerie for a while. I’ve watched them come up with beautiful undergarments wondering if I could ever even bring myself to attempt it. In late 2015 I decided this was it and I needed to give it a try. I was committed to trying and I was sure I would fail! Still, my desire to work with beautiful lace and learn the skills was more overpowering that my absolute conviction that I would never wear a bra I made in public. Of course it would be under my clothes and no one would see it, but still… Keep reading “Thoughts on Bra Making and Class Review”
I hate pant shopping. I don’t love any pants I owe and it’s extremely hard to find something that fits me well and is not jeans. But even jeans though, only a couple brands fit me well and of course they are the expensive kind. When it comes to pants I have a few things that greatly hinder the success of finding something that fits – my waist to hips ratio is bigger than average, I have a big bum that sticks out there (omg Becky, look at her butt… thanks Sir Mix-a-Lot), my thighs are quite thick (and I am okay with that, thank you squats), and I am very tall. Armed with all of that, I have yet to find a pair of pants that fits! Keep reading “Muslin-ing Pants… yikes! – Part 1”
I am so in love with this tank and I have been wearing it pretty much non-stop since I’ve made it! It goes with everything and it truly is a basic garment that will fill the holes in my wardrobe.
Side note, classic fashion blogger pose! Pretty sure it was unintended but I am shamelessly throwing it in here.
Back to the story, I have been on a hunt for a perfect tank for a bit. Although I love a couple other patterns I tried out, this one for some reason did it all for me. May be it is because the tank itself is very basic and it doesn’t need much effort to put together? I am lazy after all, although I much prefer to refer to myself as someone who likes clean lines and simple elegant designs. It sounds much better than lazy.
Oh boy, where to begin? On one hand, I am absolutely in love with this dress. No, I adore this dress! When fitted right, it is extremely flattering and so elegant! I am in love with the sweetheart neckline, short sleeves with such a slight flattering curve to them, the pleats on the skirt, and the pockets. Oh the pockets… they are perfectly hidden in one of the pleats on the skirt. Just genius. Getting this dress to look right was a whole different story and I really don’t think I fully got there, to be honest.
For the past couple years or so I have been striving to live more minimally. I am in no way a full on follower of minimalist movement (not because I don’t like it, it’s just hard for me), but I do try to limit the amount of “things” that I owe. Although, I bet my brother would disagree with that statement. Still, I do strive to do my best to live with less. I find when it comes to my clothing I feel better and more prepared when I don’t have a lot of things, and everything that I have fits me well and goes well together. A closet overflowing with items is seriously anxiety evoking for me. Keep reading “No Shopping for Clothes for a year?…”