Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wardrobe Building: "MYSTYLE"

It is that time again, I'm working on building my wardrobe from top to bottom.  

I have recently cleaned out my closet and rid myself of every item that I have not touched for at least a year.  I had so many pants I couldn't believe it. Pants I hadn't worn in several years, and couldn't get into if I tried.  I literally had size 6 to 12 in my closet.   After gaining weight a couple of years ago, I totally gave up on dresses and skirts. Not sure why because I have always loved them.  I guess I felt frumpy and decided to buy or make them,  just wear pants, to me it was easier.  I work in corporate America and lost the zeal to dress up and look pretty anymore, and my co'workers started to notice and question me about it .
 
Then it happened, I started taking my workouts serious, and though I haven't lost much weight, because I exercise to eat, my body started to change.  After a few months, I noticed my clothes started to fit a little different, and my pants no longer bulged at the waistline. I was like hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm maybe this workout stuff is working after all.  Long story short, I am feeling like the old me again.  I started paying more attention to what I wear and taking the time to put my outfits together more cohesively.   I even had a co-worker tell me that I was "BACK".  LOL.  


So I am stuffing my closet full of beautiful garments that fit me and my style again.  I making things I love to wear and will be showcasing them here an on my other online sites.  My wardrobe building series is called"  "MYSTYLE".  Here a a few garments that I have made in the past and shared on on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sites  Each piece except for the pink sweater was made by me:



 
As I build and post, I will share with you guys my patterns, modifications and styling preferences.  Have an awesome day and Happy Sewing!

15 comments :

  1. Congratulations and the workouts and the results. I love your style and look forward to all your great new garments.

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  2. What a cute way to journal your comeback!! Oh, and those shoes are my style, box'em up and ship'em out please and Thank you.

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    1. Carol, I will share the world with you, thanks my dear friend.

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  3. Oh this will definitely be fun to watch as well as a learning experience. I love your style!

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    1. Thanks so much Faye. You have always been such a great supporter and I love you for it.

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  4. I love your outfits! Rebuilding a wardrobe is a great chance to make garments that suit your style. I can't wait to see more of your makes.

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  5. I love it! Life is too short to beat ourselves up. So keep working on the body you want but keep dressing FABULOUSLY for the body you have! <3

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    1. Thanks so much friend. I love you style as well.

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  6. Congrats Melanie, I am glad you have REDISCOVERED your old self. I truly understand the feeling that weight gain can have on your self esteem and clothing choices. Keep up the great work not only on you but your wardrobe. Much love

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