Meology

Taking a cue from the fab Tom & Lorenzo, here’s a grid of the looks I’ve made during this whole ridic challenge: Well, not really a lot of overall themes here. There’s a lot of shoulder detail and plungy necklines that do not emphasize boobage, though there’s a lot of stuff up around the neck too, in forms of cowls and things. I am not someone who is anti-hip widening, as far as design goes, so short, full skirts are prevalent and probs the dominating silhouette.  It seems to be…

I aim for comfortable for me, not others

Though I’ve been capable of sewing my own clothes since eighth grade, I don’t often do it. As someone who balks at paying five dollars for a t-shirt, I’m not always inclined to pay six dollars a yard and hours of my time to sew basic layering items. But I do like to make things. There is something nice about telling people admiring your dress that you made it yourself. Making something that is definitely not what I could find in shops in Portland is also kind of great. I…

“Studio” is being overly polite

I believe I was only a couple of years into college when I realised that I had to have a sewing machine. I’d grown up with a monstrous Singer and cupboards overflowing with prints whose scarcity I wouldn’t appreciate until years later. My little machine, scored for under a hundred dollars at a super-department store, can’t do all the rad things that the Singer did, but it straight stitches, zig zags and does blind hem, which is really all I need. (click through to Flickr for notes) I insisted, when…

Who does not love talking about their clothes?

Since Project Runway contestants showed off a little bit of their closets, I figured I’d do the same. We have a teensy bedroom closet and the limited space keeps me in line, making sure that what I have is what I use. I’m crazy into layering, so all of my different knit tops are arranged by sleeve length, stacked onto a shelf. I wish I could hang everything, but I just don’t have the space. Lately I’ve been shooting outfit-of-the-day (OOTD) pictures. It’s kept me even more aware of what…