Every year I wear the same costume – a colonial dress my grandma and I made from a Felicity pattern about 4 years ago. I love the squared neckline and the lace accents and the blue flowered material, I almost feel like I’ve stepped back in time (except not really, because the people in Star Trek costumes bring me back to reality) I stand taller and feel more graceful and feminine.
I realized the other day, that it’s not the dress that sends my posture into a more correct position, nor does it make me more graceful, I simply feel that way and carry myself likewise. So, I’ve decided to experiment – I’m going to try and carry myself with more grace and poise (and hopefully work on my posture) this month and see how it goes. Initially I thought about wearing more skirts, since they seem to help, but in this climate, I would freeze before being graceful. In lieu of that, I’m doing more stretches (just basic ones, most of them I learned from ballet) and trying to sit up straighter when I’m crocheting or working on my laptop.
I gave up training myself to become more poised and graceful a few years ago, and I regret it. At the end of this month, I’d like to stand tall at 4’11 and I’d like to be able to walk and carry myself in a way that exudes both femininity and confidence (without having to dress like a colonial).
Who knows, maybe I’ll take up dancing again.






  1. Julia Avatar

    That post just made me sit up straighter at the computer… ๐Ÿ˜€
    Really though, that is a wonderful goal, Kierstyn! ๐Ÿ™‚ The way we carry ourselves speaks volumes, even if we don’t realize it.
    What stretches are you doing?

  2. Kiery Avatar

    mostly leg an arm stretches – butterflies and I’ll sit with my legs stretched out and reach my toes and then stretch my arms between them – I was alot more flexible 5 years ago ๐Ÿ˜› I think I need to work on my waist muscles again ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Julia Avatar

    Lol! Me too – where has all my ‘stretchablilty’ gone???? ๐Ÿ˜€
    I awarded you, by the way… didn’t know if you did awards, but I just felt like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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