- I have too many clothes already. My wardrobes are full. With weight gain and loss, I have wardrobes of different sizes. I do need to lose the weight I've put on in the last year, but I also need to alter or discard clothes which don't fit.
- I actually find it impossible to buy well fitting clothes. I'm tall but even tall-specific outlets don't cater to the combination of my height, age, style choices etc.
- If I find gaps, then I'm going to fill them with self made garments and therefore increase my skills. I'm continuing with my dressmaking and pattern cutting classes.
I signed up to MAGAM to encourage me to make one garment per month for myself. Again to help increase skills - and speed. I'm very slow. I've also resolved to make garments with a plan, not just for the sake of it and apart from trousers, I haven't yet decided what the next item will be. So far this month, I've been dealing with UFOs.
Through that forum, I began to read a lot of blogs suggested by others. I particularly enjoy The Vivienne Files and Inside Out Style.
My reasons for starting to read these blogs
'7 Steps to Style' by Imogen Lamport
Next step is body and face shape.