From a dressmaking aspect I think there is nothing more disappointing that making something and then finding you look a "dogs dinner" in it, and believe me I have had those experiences. I re-read my comment later when revisiting, and thought I sounded staid. Where had my sense of adventure gone?
So yesterday when out shopping and catching up with my friend, I tried to think out of the box and not look at my usual purchases. I find buying clothes a dilemma, especially when you get into a certain age bracket. I am too old to be wearing styles similar to what my teenage daughter wears, but I dont want to wear twinsets. I thought I had it right, until I saw someone a great deal older than myself in a similar outfit. AAH!!
Im making slow progress, and it isnt going to happen overnight. I tried on my first pair of leggings, a pair of bootleg jeans and a loose casual smock top. It was an interesting experiment. I came to the conclusion that I suit fitted clothing best, but it doesn't have to be so structured.
So I purchased these lovely shoes in a local charity shop. They are as soft as slippers. But not my usual choice.
I also came across this book, Ive been searching on Ebay for ages for one, so I was really chuffed to find it. I had this book in the 80s' I paid £14.00 for it then. Dont know what happened to it. This one cost £1.00, a bargain. This is going to be so useful, for tweaking patterns. I definately recommend it.I also found this fabric, a jersey fabric, which I love to wear, but don't like sewing with. 4 metres for £1.49. I love bargains. Ive already cut out a top in it. Fabric choice is so poor here so, seeing something different is great.
So what is your view on fashion?
Id love to know.