I have been thinking about personal style a lot lately. Making a bunch of your own garments will sometimes do that. You’re spending a LOT of time on this – it’s a good idea to be sure of your choices before you make that investment.
Anyway, my main style dilemma is this – I’m most attracted to dramatic, crazy clothing. If I had my choice my closet would be full of goth and steampunk outfits. But due to my job, I mostly wind up buying and making pretty conservative, sedate garments.
I recently bought the Love Witch sweater pattern by Disco Stitch. This pattern has an option for two sleeve types – crazy and conservative:
My immediate intention was to make the crazy sleeves version. Look at those things! They are ridiculous, and I love them. However, DH and everyone else I know that saw it assumed I was going to make the very slightly belled – conservative – sleeves. And I probably will.
This sweater isn’t going to get made this year, so I have time to think about it. Which one would you do? Conservative or crazy?