We have reached the end of January! HOLY CANNOLI! I hope it has treated you well my friend.
I have been having so much fun with this challenge, even though it really has been a challenge! haha. It really is harder than you think it would be…
Even though I have always known what my tastes were, I have always gotten very easily distracted by other shiny things that I think I like but then when I make it or try it on in a store, it is a hard pass. I think that’s why I have been enjoying these assignments so much, because I am defining and documenting all the aspects of my personal style. I can’t wait to keep going!
So far I have made style more personal by answering how different aspects in my life has affected my style and I have answered a series of questions that have helped me define my core style. My core style is:
comfy – sassy – unique – easy – cohesive
Now, for week 3 and week 4 of the Wardrobe Architect challenge, we were supposed to fill out this worksheet that lists different shapes of clothing (loose, fitted, short, long, different necklines, etc.) with a 0-10 scale and then pair our favorite shapes together to the build silhouettes that we love to wear. (silhouettes are just the lines and style of garment, not the color/pattern/details of it.) It was recommended to use Polyvore to create the silhouettes, and this was really hard for me because I got too hung up on the colors and details of the garment. I got it done though, and I think I did pretty well!
I pretty much have known what shapes I like to wear for a while, but it was really nice thinking more about it and how I can mix certain pieces together that have similar shape. For example, skinny jeans and a pencil skirt are interchangeable because they are both bottoms that are slimmer to the body.
I generally find that I like fitted bottom shapes with looser tops or tops that are fitted in the chest/shoulder area but looser in the midriff with some waist definition.
I also noticed that the shapes and silhouettes that I like are basically the same for all the seasons, I just change the colors, add longer sleeves, switch my shoes, and/or add another layer when its colder.
After figuring all our shapes/silhouettes out, we were then tasked to design or collect 20 patterns that fit into our shapes/silhouettes. I’m still in the process of picking the patterns out that I like that fit into my silhouettes, if you are interested in seeing what patterns I love and want to use, I will post them in a separate post!
I just want to end by saying this…
THANK YOU SO MUCH! for reading along and expressing how much you are looking forward to seeing what I make! This process is a fun one for me, but it’s even funner (yes, I know it’s not a word) that you are reading along and enjoying it too!! It’s making the whole process so much better!!