I went back to Jo-Ann Fabrics with 40% and 50% off coupons to buy fabric for my first A-line skirt and for the muslin, or prototype, skirt. I’m so indecisive and unsure of what I’m doing with patternmaking and sewing that I spent about two hours looking at fabrics.
Rarely do I find the fabric I’m looking for when I go to the fabric store. My trip to look for white denim for an A-line skirt was no exception, but I did find fabric that (a) I like, (b) will fit into my wardrobe, and (c) will probably not be too complicated to sew.
While watching the movie Devil Wears Prada several years ago, I learned that fashion is art we live our lives in. Impressed by that thought and by some of the outfits worn by Andrea, Anne Hathaway’s character, I started exploring runway fashion. I quickly discovered that I wanted to own every piece in Marc by Marc Jacob’s collection and a Balenciaga hat that season. But, even without looking up the designers’ websites, I knew the price ranges for those clothes would far exceed my budget. That’s the year I began to dream about making my own clothes. Continue reading
I realized that if I wanted to create a cohesive wardrobe, I needed a base color to tie the clothes together. Jeans seem to be the staple neutral for most outfits, but jeans don’t work when I want to dress up. I also wear jeans to work, so sometimes I get tired of wearing them at home or when I go out.
Neutral colors matter in most wardrobes because they’ll coordinate with almost every other color.
Now I know what I do when my husband is out of town. I shop, watch romantic comedies, and cook frozen chicken nuggets and canned soup. I’m also working my way through Martha Stewart’s checklist for fall cleaning. It’s all very exciting.
Before my trip to California, I tried on moccasins lined with fur, and they’re like a dream to walk on. So soft and comfortable. Today I bought them!