Sunday, March 29, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
In fashion designers terms it refers to 'style lines'.
- is the garment body-con or loose and flowing?
- is the neckline high, low or off the shoulder?
- does the waistline sit on the natural waistline, is it low rise or high-waisted?
Rating shapes for my wardrobe:
high v low v
spagetti strap spagetti strap
short bell shape
I know straight away by looking at clothes if I will wear them or not. But when I'm designing something I try to be a bit more openminded about the design. Some style lines appear on both my Yes and No lists above... the reason for that being that I would or wouldn't wear them depending on what the garment was like. For example, I would wear spagetti straps on a summer camisole but i'd be unlikely to wear them on a maxi dress. (I'm a complicated spagetti strap wearer!!!)
To sum up my favourite shapes/style lines I would have to go with
- 50's inspired
- 60's inspired-
- covering the top of my arms
- knee length skirts
- necklines that are not too low
- cinched at the waistline (natural or high waisted)
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
In 2014 Colette Patterns introduced the 'Wardrobe Architect'... 'A 14 week blog series exploring personal style and practical ideas for creating a more meaningful wardrobe'
This year I have decided to take the 2015 Wardrobe Architect Challenge. Taking guidance from the 2014 series I plan to create a 12-piece capsule pattern collection and use the patterns to create some lovely additions to my wardrobe.
In keeping with my usual 'reduce reuse recycle' theme I will try to use fabric from my stash as much as possible.
I'm excited for this challenge and have 3 of the patterns finished already!!
Stay tuned to follow my progress.....
Here's to a creative and inspired 2015 ❤️