I've looked back through the things I have made and the things I have pinned to make and I do see a general scheme of cohesion with a few wacky pieces thrown in here or there. And I guess at the end of the day, the realization hits that I DO have a style. It still may be loosely defined, but it is there.
What is it you ask???
THIS (at least for baby girl)
-Clean lines with a touch of femininity (ok, pink may be overwhelming femininity .. but this is more of a dusty rose than an 'in your face' hot pink.)
- Neutrals mixed with a pop of color (this grey dress will grow with her into a top and then I'll make more in bigger sizes ;op)
- Unique detail. (I love both the color and texture of the leggings - and yet they aren't overwhelming since they are under the grey, and the grey dress has the band and ruffle at the bottom, just a small detail that keeps it from being too boring)
- COMFORTABLE!!! I want the things I make for the kidlets to be clothes they will wear over and over and over. Things they can move in, play in, and be cuddled in. Don't get me wrong - I love dress up/frilly clothes - and every collection on the runway needs that gorgeous gown to close the show, it just won't be my 'signature' look.
-Upcycled ~ oh yeah, almost forgot that aspect, about 90% of the materials I use are stolen from something else ;o)
Through PR&P, I have come to the realization that I LOVE coats. This should not be a shocking discovery to me - I think I own 15 or more coats. Every Christmas/Birthday I ask for a new style/color wool coat, I picked up a great red one at a yard sale this summer so I think everyone is off the hook this year - but I still don't have a pretty grass/kelly green or a peacock blue coat in my wardrobe yet ;op
Here are more details:
(All patterns were self drafted)
Leggings~ Made from the sleeves of a T-shirt
Dress~ Made from an oversized paper weight cotton T (love the material, just hated the cut on me)
Coat~ Outer made from rose corduroy given to me by a friend (left over from a project)
Lining made from an early 19th century dress I made in college