Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m Stephanie and I am a maker.
Over the years I have sewn with no planning or with any thought about what I made. I also sewed with no regard as to how much I was making.
Because of this, everyday I stood in front of my wardrobe and struggled to find anything to wear. My pattern choices were bad and nothing went with anything; it was a mess.
About two years ago, I stopped sewing clothes as I was stuck in a rut. I hit 50 and along with putting on weight, my body shape changed as well. So one day, I sat down and thought long and hard about what I wanted to do with my wardrobe.
It was after doing a whole lot of research, that I decided that a capsule wardrobe would suit my lifestyle best. Through this process, I also found that my taste in clothing had changed, as well as my attitude towards fashion, in particularly, fast fashion.
So armed with a couple of books to help me along the way, I am starting from scratch and hoping to handcraft a wardrobe that is both functional and is “me”. I will also be trying to minimise the impact that I place on this beautiful planet.
By My Hand = Curated + Made.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.
— Orson Welles