I love the beginning of the new year, its a great time to dream up new garments.
I can't wait to show you all what I've been up too.
I started planning this capsule back in November, before my holiday capsule.
be mindful of what patterns I'm choosing for my body type.
Yes, I have always tried to be conscious of it, but seeing that I dropped a lot of weight
(35 lbs to be exact) I had to give away a lot of my older garments that don't fit anymore.
Now that I have the closet space, I want to make better decisions on what I'm picking out for myself.
Sometimes I get wrapped up in the hype of falling in love with what other sewing bloggers
make and tell myself, "I can wear that!"
I know better, all bodies are not created equal and some garments
may only look good because it flatters the person who is wearing it.
Time to go back to square one and revisit the silhouettes that best flatter my body. This year its
about the "look" not the pattern.
Therefore the idea of the Mirror Icon was created, I am my own style icon, I have to know what is going to work, what looks best, I am my own muse.
It doesn't mean that I'm not going to be inspired by others but the inspiration will be the fact that they are doing what I aspire to do, which is, they are looking great in whatever they choose to sew and how they are wearing it. Not their actual garment.
I will be extra critical and choose my patterns with caution.
I will give things away that don't work out immediately instead of keeping them in my closet for a whole year just
because I can't bear to give away my hours of labor.
I will keep working on my body because the better my body looks, the better my clothes look.
Not just by exercise only, but the whole package when it comes to my image.
When I get inspired by runway designs, I want to make them my own.
I resolve to pay attention to the details.
I want to put those ideas into capsules so I can see my creative process, using color and design lines to
keep me in check and giving pieces the ability to work with each other.
I can't sew everything, sometimes its so easy for me to get caught up in the "its so easy" concept.
I resolve to sew what I want to create and buy the rest. This is easier said than done.
I love making my videos and I go back and see a moving almost life-like chronicle of my journey but I
want to get back to capturing the photo details on my blog and writing about it. I need to figure out
a template on how to do this so its consistent.
Is that enough?
Alright onward and upward!