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New year, new me?
If the change in year has you in the mood for reflection and honest self-chats you're going to really love today's episode with Aussie sewing blogger Sophie from Ada Spragg.
When I contacted Sophie for this interview I had a pretty clear idea of what our chat was going to look like in my mind - I loved Sophie's style, admired everything she's made in the past, and was looking forward to some light chats about our favourite prints, patterns and colours.
But our chat took a different turn.
Sophie and I talked about how her style has evolved since starting Ada Spragg many years ago, and how the garments that we thinking of in the sewing community as being iconically Sophie no longer have a place in her wardrobe. We chatted about the difficulties of navigating these changes - especially as a blogger - and what her wardrobe is looking like now.
Although we recorded this chat months ago, I've been holding onto it for this week because I knew there would be no better time for honest reflections on ourselves and our style other than the first week of 2017. I really appreciated the real talks I had with Sophie, and I know you will too.
I hope while listening you can take a moment to connect a little deeper with your style, and ask some questions about if the garments you are making really fit with your overall wardrobe. I know our chat certainly caused me to reflect for a moment.
I also hope that each and every one of you has a wonderful 2017 - I'm sending you all of my love and encouragement, sewing friends.
Have you encountered a shift in style throughout your sewing journey? How did you handle it? I feel like I'm a pretty prominent style shift right now since more and more of my high school wardrobe seems awkward instead of "totally super cool". I guess my 20s are taking over? Who know's what that means. Do I give my hamburger-print-quilting-cotton scout tee to Value Village? Will they even accept with without a tag?
Join in our conversation on changes in style by commenting down below, or using the hashtag #makerstylepodcast on Instagram to chat. I can't wait to hear your advice for navigating it.
Creative lifestyle blogger, dedicated to the process of making new things and worrying about being perfect LATER. Lover of Instagram, making things, and wearing dresses instead of pants.
I post a new handmade garment every Wednesday!