There are lots of books out there- the only problem being I would need to buy them and study them and apply the concepts to myself. That equates to time and money that I am not willing to part with.
It is bad enough to shop for clothes and feel overwhelmed with choices. Wouldn't you think it should be easier if I can sew whatever I want? I thought so, but .. factor in how many fabrics are available and whether or not I can find appropriate notion and it becomes daunting. After all, it takes at least 5 hours just for a simple garment. We won't discuss what I have spent on machines, fabrics, notions and gadgets. (those were necessary)
I found a wonderful solution to my style dilemma (and I bow down to those of you who style yourselves so well; there are a LOT of you out there!)
Having avidly followed Imogen Lamport's blog since the first time I saw it, the light bulb came on when I saw her post with this style board for a capsule contest. I sent her an email asking, "can I pay you a consulting fee to make a style board for me? Planning what to sew is making my head hurt!"
The answer was yes, and the dear lady did not just give me a fish, so to speak, she sent me a 14 page Style Guide on How to Fish :) !
I didn't just get a style board, I got personalized advice on everything from eyeglasses to fabric choices to advice on balancing body proportions. It was reasonably priced and worth every penny.
You know what this means, don't you? More crafty fun! I need necklaces and scarves at my neck & chest area. I want to learn how to knit! Cute fringy scarves! And I already have lots of beads and tools, so I can make necklaces!!
... all the knitting classes seem to be on Sundays ... meh... unless Howie wants to knit, that's out. Sundays are for couple time... I am rambling now.....
Maybe a weeknight visit to mom is in order. She can do anything. I think I better learn needlepoint, too.
OK, I'll stop now. That's enough about me.
So, what do you think of me?
Have a great crafty weekend. It's raining here, so fortunately we have plans to hit a restaurant and hubster is on the hunt for a new car for me. You don't need good weather to test drive cars!
*make it crafty!*