It occurs to me that I haven’t posted any of my work on the Wardrobe Architect series lately. Talking about it on my blog makes me feel so self-conscious. It feels very “Look at me! Look at me!” Very self-centered. It makes me uncomfortable. With a bunch of girlfriends in a café, sure. In the comments section over at Coletterie, sure. But here…
On the other hand, do you really want another shot of my unfinished jacket on a dress form? I’ve only added the hood since last time. I tried to get that stinking flat felled seam right 4 times and it still isn’t perfect. I’ve decided to move on. I was supposed to have the sleeves done by today but we had a snow day yesterday. Snow day = two souricettes at home and shoveling to do = no sewing.
So I’ve made the executive decision to talk Wardrobe Architect. So there. Welcome to a dose of me-me-me-me.
Last time I left off, I’d done the Pinterest board with the 5 elements that describe my style. The next week was just a worksheet where you put numbers from 0 to 10 to say how much you liked different elements. Like, say, cardigans. Do you like them fitted, somewhat fitted, somewhat loose or very loose? Bunch of numbers. And then, last week, we were supposed to use this worksheet to put together our favorite silhouettes. Polyvore was the suggested tool. Sarai also suggested we do a few silhouettes for Winter and a few for Summer. I did the Summer ones and then I got sick of Polyvore. It may be that I’m just not used to it yet but it was such a drag looking for the exact items I wanted!
You can see my 6 Summer silhouettes on my Core Style board here. I could have done more. Like, I didn’t put in a maxi dress even though I really like to wear them in the Summer heat (with flats). I couldn’t find the right one (perfectionist much?). And here, I was going to break it down into “rules” but it’s too much staring at myself for comfort. I promise I’ll get my Winter silhouettes done so follow the board if you’re interested.
The funny thing is that despite it being a silhouette exercise, I couldn’t help looking for the colors I love the most. Huh.
Which bring me to this week’s exercise. Color story! I love color. I don’t wear all colors (yellow and orange hate me with a passion) but I love them all. I’m always drawn to the paint chips at the hardware store and I could spend hours staring at the paint, pastel, pencil displays. All those glorious colors… Back to Wardrobe Architect. The task this week is to create my very own color story. There were tricks suggested to help: colors that remind you of your 5 descriptors (so mine are classic, thoughtful, natural, creative, and joy of the senses), colors that show up in your wardrobe a lot, and dominating colors in your fabric stash (and yarn stash in my case). Honestly though, I don’t actually need the help. So here is my color story.