Behind the scenes I have been busy. Life is starting to settle into a new rhythm and I am comtemplating various questions of life, such as where to next as far as my own direction in life is concerned. Life sort of sneaks up on you and before you know it, you are in the next stage.
Or so it seems to me. It also seems that way when I look in the mirror. I really do need to change my style to suit the person I have become. I still dress like a teenage Pollyanna Practical, but really, I am now a quite educated and accomplished lady who is in the later elegant decades of life. Of course, most of my life is still very Pollyanna Practical, but I think I need to change my clothing style a bit so it is a little more complimentary to the emerging reality of my appearance and accomplishments.
Anyway, while I have been busy sorting out lots of work problems, which are slowly diminishing, I have been making simple clothes. In fact I have lots of garments to blog ...dating back to about the middle of last year, when the current resolving problems starting appearing.
Whenever I have problems in life that take away from my ability to think creatively with sewing, I tend to make simple garments. Just a few seams and not much in the way of fitting. Half an hour a day, usually about 5.30 in the morning (I suffer mild insomnia when I am stressed) soon gets a simple garment completed.
Following are a few of the garments that I have made. Just a foretaste of what I will be blogging in the next few months. I will give you all the details when I blog the garment - for now, I am just leaving you with teasers:
(there are more)
(there are lots more...)
Some of these garments were made for fun, and do not really suit me. Some garments were made for fun and turned out to suit me nicely. Some suit me, and some do not. What I do want to do as I blog these garments is to assess whether they work for me or not. For instance, I love black and white, but as I am officially a summer, it is supposedly a colour that I should not wear. But I think I can wear it well, and it suits my style personality. Some colours that supposedly suit me, I find a little dull and drab. And some garments that I thought were plain odd and not going to work turned out to look much better than I thought! see below
I am sure you all want to know a lot more about each of these garments - pattern details, fabrics and so on. That's why we like to read sewing blogs after all!
So, next week I will be back to regular blogging - I will try and publish every Sunday - that is a quiet day for me now. And I have stacks of material, so shan't be struggling to find something to show you.
And at the same time, I will think about style implications and a style direction for the next stage of life.
Until then, take care everyone,