I have this idea that people find out I make clothing and then they look at what I'm wearing and go, "But you put *that* on this morning?" I confess, now that I work at home, I wear some version of jeans and a t-shirt every day. Every. Day. (Currently wearing self-made t-shirt with LIberty of London shoulder insets and my favorite old Levi's) When I was teaching, I wore much more of my handmade clothing, all of it really. More than half of my professional wardrobe was made by me at one point. Now that I am at home, I just don't need to be so fancy.
It came up in discussion with a good friend a few days ago that she was searching for her "Life Uniform". She just wanted to wear variations on the same thing every day so she could be comfortable, stylish, appropriate for most situations, and not have to think about it too much. It occurred to me that I have a Life Uniform by default. I have always gravitated toward the jeans and t-shirt option which doesn't surprise anyone who knows me. Even the professional clothes that I've made for myself over the years are things that look nice, but wear like jeans and a t-shirt. Or as close as I can get to that. I am not inclined to be uncomfortable in the name of style.
So, it's time for me to put some effort into my Life Uniform. Once I get my Moto Bike Jacket finished, I'll be working on my next non-store related project: custom jeans. I have some half finished patterns for skinny jeans, and straight leg jeans that I am eager to move forward with. I also have plans to make some "fancy" t-shirts which shouldn't be difficult, I just need to make time for it.
I'm still working on finding just the right fabric for the Kid's Cowl, and I'm hoping i'll have those listed in the shop in the next month. Before the end of September!!! If I say it publicly it will be true, right?