I've been thinking about writing this post for the last couple of months and never took the time to sit down and do it. I feel like I has so much to say so I hope I can remember it all and make it coherent.
About one year ago I went through the Wardrobe Architect series to help give some direction in my sewing. I wrote a post about it, my thoughtful wardrobe. It was eye opening to figure out the silhouettes I like to wear and pin down the colors I like to wear. It has given my sewing a great direction and I've hardly had any flops since I worked thought Wardrobe Architect. I've really been able to hone in on my core style (see my core style pinterest board). The images above speak to me and represent my style. It's not that I want to make the things in the images, but the feeling from the pictures speak to me.
I love wardrobe architect and love the direction it gave me. It also made it a lot easier getting rid of clothing because it helped me figure out why I did wear it. I'm really getting down to a capsule wardrobe which makes me really happy. I don't feel bad about spending more money on nice, long-lasting fabric because I'll make things I like and that I'll wear or a long time. That being said, I have been sewing for a long time and trust my skills so that I won't mess up while I'm sewing and now I won't choose the wrong colors or silhouettes. I'm going to share my lists to help you learn and as a reference I can look back on.
Loose, drapey tops with fitted bottoms
Semi-fitted tops with fitted bottoms
Fitted tops with semi-fitted drapey bottoms
Fitted tops with fitted bottoms
Fit and flare dresses
Since I know this, I'm even willing to try items I've never worn before if they fit into one of these silhouettes.