If you’ve stumbled across this blog, it’s probably because I’ve been leaving random comments on your blog, and you’re curious about whether or not I am a creepy stalker. And maybe I am a little bit of a stalker, but mostly I just love clothes and fashion and sewing.
So… background info! In case you’re interested…..
I’m 36 years old with a wonderful fiancé and a day job. After years spent living in a personal style oblivion, I hit my mid-thirties and suddenly felt an urge to reinvent myself. I lost some weight and started frequenting thrift stores. Although I have every Vogue fall fashion issue dating back to 1997, I started regularly sifting through magazines and scrutinizing details and looking for ways to translate high fashion into everyday wearable style. I discovered various style blogs and lurked around for more ideas and inspiration.
Six months ago, I took another big sartorial step and signed up for a 6-session evening sewing class at my local community college. I pulled out the sewing machine that my parents had given me for Christmas 4-5 years earlier, took it out of the box, and finally disengaged it from its Styrofoam padding. And it was love at first sight.
Since then, I have started a dozen or so sewing projects and finished 6. One of the six was a gift and came out great. The other five were for me, and four of them are even sort of wearable, yay!
I am hoping to use this blog to document my progress, but I warn readers from the get-go that I am pathetically lazy about taking and uploading pictures, and posts might be few and far between. Right now I have a bad habit of starting projects, realizing two-thirds of the way in that I’m not happy with them, and abandoning them. Maybe blogging about projects will make me more accountable to myself.
Also, I am getting married in (gasp) two months. And I am attempting to sew my own wedding dress! We’ll see how it goes….
What about you? Did you sew your own wedding dress, or do you plan to? Does blogging push you to follow through with sewing projects or keep honing your personal style? Have you always had a love of clothing and fashion? If you had to wear the same outfit for a month, what would it be? If you’re reading this and feel the inclination, tell me a little something about yourself!