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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy  Mother's Day to All

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Wardobe Architect Week1Worksheet Cont.

In the last post, I started the Wardobe Architect with a discussion on my history with fashion or my wardobe. This week I will contiue with the next two topics: Philosophy and Culture.

How does your philosophy, spirituality, or religion affect your aesthetics and buying habits? Or, what aspects of those things would you like to see reflected?
Well let's see. I guess you can say that I have some conservatism when it comes to dressing. As those who attend church knows that you definitely don't wear daisy dukes and crop tops. There is a certain expectation when you go to church. And I do believe that has a far reaching effect in other areas of my life. Don't get me wrong, I am not the type that believes a woman cannot wear pants to church. I wear plenty of pants and pantsuits to church. But I know the limits.

How has your cultural background shaped the way you look? How did the aesthetics and values you grew up with affect your tastes as you got older?
Like I stated above, a religious conservatism was bred in me. However, I was taught to still appreciate being a woman. This made me think of my 92 year old grandmother and what she would jokingly say, " boys like it when you look good."  There is nothing wrong with appreciating your feminity.
There are a few more topics on this worksheet that I will deal with in another post. Until then continue sewing and seveloping your personal style.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Butterick Summer Pattern Release My Picks

Here are my picks from the new Butterick Summer Release
This wardobe pattern has some potential. I like the dress and the option for some colorblocking. The tunic and the pants make a great summer suit. 
B6053 I love the seam detail. The neckline and fit and flare style are very flattering.
B6050 The back detail and hemline makes this dress a fun summer dress.
B6058  the fabric that Butterick chose for the sample garment is what drew me to this pattern. I want a striped top. I think this pattern is going on my must sew list.
B6061 These look like a great pair of pants and shorts. 
B6070 Nice yoke detail
and last, but not least these two skirt patterns B6059 and B6060
I see my self mostly in skirts for the summer this year.