And the site actually picked a couple of pairs of shoes that I would wear! The entire process was very interesting especially since all of the shoes are $39.99 a pair.
*Learning what garments work for your body type and your lifestyle is a process especially when you sew and you realize that almost any silhouette is available to you. There are a couple of bloggers writing about their journeys now (Elizabeth and Myrna) and its interesting to read their takes on the process.
Of course all of this ties into my thoughts about the shoe quiz results and how it defined my style. I really like classic shapes with a touch of color. I love dresses or a dress/jacket combination. I only wear pants in the cold weather. I love a cardigan and have a passel of them in every color I can find...never mind the ones I make myself!
I guess my style can be a little boring if you are a frequent reader because it's almost guaranteed that when you surf in you will see a dress...but to me what is the sense of sewing something I wouldn't wear...and I love wearing dresses. Also since I've been sewing awhile, I've made a little of everything...maternity clothes, children's clothes, the original DVF wrap dress, a coat or two, nightgowns, curtains...etc. All of that might not make an appearance here because I sew for where I am in my life right now.
My guess is that once you've determined which garments not only work for your body but suit your lifestyle, you end up sewing variations of them.
*My August/September Vogue Patterns Magazine arrived today. I have to tell you that I was waiting with some anticipation for it to arrive since I received the email heralding it's coming earlier in the week. It's an issue full of designer fall fashions...so you know what that means right? Not much for a plus size woman like me. At first I was pretty disappointed...but I've chosen to believe that there will be something for me next time...which is a good thing because I haven't made half of the wonderfulness that Vogue made available in it's last offering. Also check out the article by Erica Bunker of EricaB's DIY Style, beautiful outfits Erica!
*It's the 4th of July weekend here in the US and I don't have much planned besides some fireworks watching Sunday evening. The rest of the time I plan on spending in front of my sewing machine. My list is of course way longer than I will be able to complete...unless I never sleep and just sew...and since that ain't gonna happen *LOL* I will pick and choose from the list and I will share what finally emerges from the sewing machine.
*I won't be doing my September Sewcation this year. I know right! I've done it for the last three years and have had an awesome time...9 days of sewing and indulging my creative passion. However, due to some things going on in my office, this year I will be taking Mondays and Fridays off during September. I've got a small vacay planned for one of those 4 day weekends so hopefully I will get some serious sewing done during the rest of them.
Finally a parting shot:
Please excuse the picture it
was taken on my blackberry
Michelle and her lovely daughter stopped me as I was headed for 57th Street...so meet Michelle...a loyal reader of my adventures.
...as always, more later!