I love to sew, who doesn’t like sewing?  If you read this blog, then its probably no secret that I utilize help on a regular basis for suggestions on what to sew.  I have so many ideas that swim in my head, but I don’t like shopping in stores to try on clothes just to be disappointed.  I like having someone keep up with fashion details for me by considering my taste and my style.  That is what this Stitch Fix service is….they review my Pinterest boards, my blog, and watch my Youtube videos to get to know me and then they send me articles of clothing that they feel will work for me.  To say the least, I am really surprised at how well this lady has been doing for me.  This is my journey for a great wardrobe that I don’t need to do all the work for, considering sewing isn’t working for me.  I do loathe sewing a garment and it not work estesthically for me or my preferences in dress.  All the patterns out there and all the styles available, I just don’t have the time, or inclination to sew things that I absolutely am not sure will work for my taste, my body AND my style all at the same time.  I do not like discarding good makes because they were great fitting garments, yet did not fit my taste and style.

February was recorded two weeks ago, but I just got around to letting you know.  If you follow my channel, you will be alerted when the videos go live.  I have so many videos in queue right now, that I cannot say when they will become live for viewing.  So, don’t forget to choose the little bell beneath my video so you will be sent an immediate notification when a new video is available for public viewing.

If I really like what they send me, and I want to make one just like it, I will just duplicate that garment and create my own pattern for later use.  That way I know for a fact I will be successful whenever I want to make another one just like that, and I don’t need to worry about fiddling with commercial patterns.  It just makes much more sense to me to go that route instead of trying to worry about fitting a new pattern every single time.  Such as with my henley top shown here.  Copying RTW (Ready-to-wear) is easier for me than actually spending a lot of time fitting and refitting a drafted pattern.  Although, they both have their challenges.

This particular service charges $20 per month to keep up with you and make suggestions.  That amount goes towards your purchase so you don’t loose anything.  There are so many services like this out there right now, and I am willing to check them out.  I don’t mind learning about others that you may be aware of that you think are pretty good at really trying to understand you and what you like.  This is my referral link if you want to tryout the services here.  I get a $25 credit towards my next fix if you try out the service, which doesn’t cost you anything extra besides the $20 styling fee which is applied to your fix as well.  It’s basically a referral program.  So let me know about any you may know.

I recorded my first experience with a styling service.  (click the picture above).  I have never tried using a stylist…I have always wanted to, but only started this year.  Now, working with a wardrobe consultant, I’m learning more about what to look for in the stores.  Sewing for myself is easy, choose the fabric, sew the clothes.  But, actually going to the store to shop is difficult for me.  The two services ask plenty questions about your lifestyle your taste and your body contours.

 Youtube video of the experience with Stitch fix.

So, along with that I decided to try out this styling and personal shopping service, Stitch Fix where someone gives you a list of things they think will work with who you are based off answers you provided on a detailed survey.  I figured I would see what they think about my style personality, and if I like what they send me,  than if I like it that much,  I could then just sew my own, since I know the garment would be way more than I would be willing to pay, or worst of all not fit my body contours.   I was wrong to some degree.

The jeans $158 and dolman top $48.

I shared what I received in this unveiling of this on Periscope today. Stitch Fix is giving me a stiffen if someone tries out their service.  I already pay $20.00 for the box, but I thought I was giving another friend a referral fee by following the link from her blog.  I hope she got it, because I want to spread the love.

The coat is a large and too small in the chest and arms.  SOOOOOO……that why I sew.  It is so cute though?  I cost $118.00, but is pure acetate, and no body.  
This sweater is really cute but it was $68, and has the cutest back opening.  I just cannot see myself spending that kind of money on a sweater when I can also make that too.  I just need to figure out how to knit or sew the back opening like this….
Anyway…all the stuff was awesome.  The experience is really neat, since I like to get stuff in the mail.  How about the fit of those jeans though!!!  Not sure if I’ll spend $148.00 for them.