So I’ve been rolling along with the wardrobe architect series, and I’ve managed to start playing with the silhouettes I like. The WA post recommends using Polyvore. I was loathe to start yet another social media account, but, after staying awake until 5:30 am playing with the non-account sample tool, I sort of realized that argument wasn’t going to hold up. I mean, it is sort of fun, but on top of that, it’s also really useful to see what sorts of colors, textures, and shapes work well together. Granted, it’s another step to see if it will all look good on me, but this is a process, so I’ll be happy with what I’ve got so far.
Following the WA series, in Week 4 you get to start visualizing shapes you like as part of a more complete wardrobe. Which I did using the options I found on Polyvore. The suggestion was 5 looks for fall/winter and 5 for spring/summer. I have a few extra, but I stuck pretty close. Here’s what I came up with so far:
So, those were all images I’d created before I joined Polyvore. I was nearly convinced I should join, but then I had a thought. What if I could add actual sewing garments to these composites? How cool would that be? After a quick google search and realizing you could use the web clipper to harvest your own images, I realized that Burda would be the perfect place to start collecting images of clothes I’d want to wear. That was the kicker, so I’ve signed up for the site. Although I worry for my productivity level, I also have to say I’m pretty excited about the prospects of saving images from the Burda site to Polyvore:
So, anyway, Polyvore’s been pretty distracting, so I haven’t made much progress beyond the silhouette identification in Week 4. Looks like next step is playing with colors, and then considering fabrics and a few other things before this starts considering a capsule wardrobe. At which point (I’m hoping) to cross-reference the epic spreadsheet I started at the beginning of this whole process, make the assessment of what I have, what I need, and what I actually want to sew from all of this. But first, colors!
In other news, I did not finish my coat for the contest. I am still going to work on it; I would like to have it done by Thanksgiving, but if I keep having insane work weeks who knows how that will pan out. I decided to enjoy the process though, and not rush it for the sake a the sewing contest, because I’d rather have a great coat than a finished coat. Progress updates to come…I hope.