For years, I had a mismatch of clothes in my closet. I shopped sporadically and picked up an item here and a couple others there, with the end result being a collection of tops I couldn’t wear with any of the bottoms, and a collection of bottoms I couldn’t wear with any of the shoes. …
Category Archive: Personal Style
I took my measurements for the A-line skirt, did some easy math, and ended up with numbers for drawing my pattern. This pattern only needs five measurements…
The A-line skirt seems like the perfect way to start designing clothes because of its simplicity.
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.
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.