I LOVE the cool clothes comments. Thank you.
I pretty much would add your garments to my own list. I am going to wait a few days and then post a master list.
Got me thinking too.
Why not sew these things for ourselves? Now?
I have a friend, about my age, who feels she has "lost her style." She isn't sure she likes how she dresses these days. Sound familiar?
Once you hit 50 it's kind of weird. Do you:
1. Go conservative, or dress by formula, and then worry you look too old?
2. Go classic and then worry you look unimaginative?
3. Say to hell with it and follow the trends and then worry you are making yourself actually look older because you aren't your daughter and it's bad to look like you are trying to be.
4. Go for comfort first and then look like you have said to hell with it and given up (or in)?
5. Go for arty and then worry you look like someone who lives with 89 cats? (Not that there's anything wrong with that).
Behind 1-5 is in fact only one real question.
Am I looking like myself?
My friend has an intriguing solution.
She is thinking of all the clothes she has worn in her life and tried to remember the stages, styles of dressing, where she felt her sharpest. In her case it is when she wore high-waisted full pants and in fact has gone eBaying to find patterns like this.
You might not go there but when in your life did you feel sharpest?
This is a very good question.
Is there any relation between that and your own private cool clothes list?
Are there clothes you wish you still had but threw out or wore out?
What are the characteristics of the clothes you felt snappy in, whatever the era? Are these characteristics still in your wardrobe now?
Something I am going to be thinking of while I beach walk and then stage a full on assault on the Chanel sleeves this afternoon.
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon