I'm Emma. Trying to make more and be more and do more.
I work at a college, and one of the benefits of this is free continuing ed classes. Tonight I’m taking a course on style. I’m pretty excited. After the Colette Sewing Handbook came out, lots of bloggers I follow started thinking about their own personal styles in a really concrete way. What items of clothing do I gravitate to in my wardrobe? What do these items have in common? I’ve been starting to do this too, and followed Sarai’s advice to start out with one’s favourite 5 items and going from there. However, I think it’ll be good for me to get other people’s opinions on my style. One of my big problems is that I tend to either thing my body is much bigger or smaller than it actually is, so I don’t know if the items I love in my closet actually are the most flattering on me. We’ll see what the instructor says today! Apparently there is a workbook. I’ve been told to bring a binder. I feel like a kid again.
In sewing news, I’m going to make a half slip this week based on Gertie’s excellent instructions. I lost my beloved black half slip and there are some dresses that I just can’t wear in the winter without a slip. Looking forward to popping this one out quickly on my day off on Friday.