At the start of the year, I thought about my wardrobe and style a whole lot and stayed guided by the book that I received for Christmas last year (The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees). It really broadened my perspective as I was getting bored with my wardrobe and desperately wanted to change things up. It was also a journey I wanted to take. While I’ve kinda decided on a style, (injecting more pastel/single coloured garments into my closet), it is evolving and I’m excited to see what that brings.
I had a successful October by giving myself a realistic goal and meeting it, and it has no doubt given me confidence and motivation to do the same for November. This systematic way of identifying my sewing plans and slowly conquering it means I keep my eye on the goal (not distracted by the gazillion projects I have in my mind) and enjoy the fruits of it later on.
October is a busy month, with us travelling, celebrating birthdays and the many social engagements we have in store, I hardly will have anytime to sew. I’ve been wanting to get some new stuff sewn up, so with 2 weeks till the end of the month, I’m hoping I can squeeze out some time to sew!
While clearing out my closet recently, I realised that I didn’t have many things I could wear to weddings. I have a few formal dresses which I usually wears them to work for formal meetings or on days when I am required to dress up more, and I certainly wasn’t keen to wear them for weddings.
Writing this post meant only one thing, May has come and gone.. just like that! Gasp! It was an exciting month no doubt with ups and downs and I’m still taking a breather and recovering from it.
How are all you lovelies holding up for Me Made May so far?
I’ve been able to wear mostly me makes for this week and I have to say I’m pretty proud of myself. But I suppose at some point I’ll have to re-wear some of these pieces. But so far so good for week 1. I’ve also been enjoying looking through Instagram at all the lovely makes and very inspired by some. I already have some new patterns shortlisted and would love to try them soon! The community has been so awesome and this is such a fun activity – I still can’t wrap my head around how many people actually sew as well. I hope this inspires friends who are thinking of joining me made may to jump on the bandwagon or friends who are thinking if they should really start learning to say, I’ll say go for it man!
Last month we celebrated Chinese New Year here in Singapore. It’s an occasion where we take time to visit relatives and gather with our love ones celebrating the cross over to a new year. It is also in tradition that married couples give out red packets to younger relatives or parents and grandparents as a form of blessing. I’m sure there is a lot of great articles out there on what Chinese New Year and its traditions really mean.
In my final round up post of my Wardrobe Architect journey, I thought long and hard about what I was going to write. Initially, I wanted a detailed write up of the collection I was going to put together and the characteristics of each of these pieces. But as I started rummaging through all my patterns and fabric stash, I was clueless!