Woman Is Fed Up Of Mass Produced Clothes So She Launches Her Own DIY Plus-Size Dress Designs

Date December 23, 2019 10:09

There are many options out there for fashion enthusiasts of different shapes and sizes. Plus-sized dresses, slim-fit clothes, designer labels, outrageous styles and so on all serve to give people the opportunity to express themselves through what they wear.

Did you know that the clothes you wear have a strong psychological effect on your behavior and mood? Some researchers at Northwestern University discovered that a person's choice of clothing can have an impact on how they behave and think. For instance, a lab coat is usually linked to intelligence and focus and someone who wears this is more likely to embody such characteristics regardless of their own profession.

When it comes to choices, many people opt for high-street fashion. This actually refers to the type of clothes that her easily accessible for the everyday person rather than specifically made by designers for certain people. According to Womens-fashion, the term high-street fashion is derived from clothing that can be found on high streets (places in a country or city where most of the banks and shops are situated).

Woman inspired to create DIY dress designs

A woman has decided to help others who have difficulty finding high-street fashion choices due to their body type.

Jenny Rushmore was about 18 years old when she first got the idea to start making her own outfits. Now she has launched a company called Cashmerette Patterns whose goal it is to make and sell designs for sizes 16 to 32 and cup sizes C to H.

Jenny told the UK DailyMail hat she faced a big challenge finding larger sizes when she was in school. She assumed her only option was to lose weight and fit into the high-street fashion options that were available. As someone who loved fashion, she felt disappointed.

Her major problem was finding clothes that fit her completely. She said she might find something that fitted her bust, for instance, but not her whole body, or vice versa.

So, to help others with the same struggle, customers paid her to have her create a pattern of their body type. Then Jenny's company would send them the stencil-cut design on which they would cut along the traced lines to make it fit their size. They would then lay the cut piece on the fabric they purchased and cut around it.

The step-by-step instructions given to the customers were so simple that it would be easy for them to stitch the material, creating the perfectly fitted dress.

According to the company's website, their objective is all about inspiring people to make the clothes that fit them rather than try to fit into the stereotypical options offered to them. They encourage their clients to make what suits their style and personality, which can be a great boost to a person's self-esteem.

Jenny's goal is to teach other people the lessons that she herself has learned. In an interview with TheGuardian, she explained that being able to make her own clothes helped improve her body image and over time, leading the charge to help others have been an honor.

Learning this skill of changing my clothes to fit my body, rather than changing my body to fit my clothes, was profoundly freeing.

Building your personal style

You too can take a cue from Jenny and create your own style rather than wait on someone to come up with something that just may work for you.

Fashion psychologist Professor Carolyn Mair explained that the key to doing this is being unafraid to experiment. Be open to trying out a few different things if you're unsure what your own style looks like. Eventually, something will click.

Style expert, Amanda Murray, offers a different method. In her opinion, the best way to find your style is to first find out who you are. What draws you to certain types of clothes? What message do you want to portray through what you wear? What's it about fashion and style that excites you? Finding the answers to questions like this will help you determine what your fashion goals are and ultimately, what pieces will help you achieve them.

Here's the good news, you don't have to be a style icon to wear what feels good. And thanks to women like Jenny, you don't have to be a certain body type either. There are options out there for you and all you need to do is find what works. You'll be glad you took the time to figure it out.

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