I feel like no matter how many blogs I start I inevitably end up starting every other post with, “Sorry I haven’t blogged in so long…” But! Sorry I haven’t blogged in so long! January always leaves me inspired to start big projects but in this particular case the biting arctic chill we experienced in Chicago this winter meant I spent a lot of time sewing but almost zero time outdoors taking outfit photos. Now that it’s a wee bit warmer out I have a giant backlog of projects to share. Warning, they’re almost all knits…
So I guess May 1 is a good time to announce that I, like so many of you, am participating in MeMadeMay this year! I’mvery excited to see how my me-mades incorporate into my daily life. I’m also more than a little nervous, as my fear of zippers and love of knits means that I have approximately a thousand teeshirts and nothing to wear on my bottom half that is work appropriate. Unless leggings count as business casual?
I’ve created a firm and structured plan for my Summer 2014 Wardrobe, using the Colletterie’s Wardrobe Architect Series as a guideline. (Let’s face it; if you live in the Midwest there’s no point in designing a Spring/Summer anything since Spring basically does not exist.) It consists of a mess of teeshirts, skirts, blouses, two slip dresses, and a pair of slouchy linen pants if I get around to it. Nothing like adding zipper insertion, shirtmaking, sewing with silk and fitting pants to your repertoire in a few short months! I’m excited because the things I have planned are all things I’d love to wear, but I am a bit nervous I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. I’m hoping the blog will keep me accountable.
I succumbed to dat smartphone lyfestylez and now instagram is my favorite thing. I’m shameful. But anyway I’m elle_bryan on Instagram if anyone wants to look at pictures of my hot boyfriend and my roommate’s cat and all the fabric I buy. Let’s be frandz.