Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sewing With A Plan

After my last project I realized that the skirt and the red cardigan was a versatile ensemble and that it could be dress up or down. After checking my closet I found that 30% of my clothes are versatile. I need to increase it to at lease 90% percent.

Sewing with a plan is not a new concept for me; however I was not successful in my previous attempts. This time instead of planning every detail and I am allowing myself to be inspired. The inspiration could be from anything, including items I already own. If an item in my wardrobe does not inspire me then I am going to give it away to the Goodwill store and move on.

The plan is to sew items that coordinate with what’s in my wardrobe. I need clothes for work (dress code is casual, relaxed, appropriate and professional) and clothes that fit my lifestyle which is casual and relaxed.

The ultimate goal is to create a wardrobe with enough pieces that I can basically have something to wear at a moments notice.

My next inspiration is a cropped jacket. More later....


Sheila said...

I love versatile garments and try to sew items that will work with my existing ones. Garments that no longer inspire are given away also, a way to keep my closet from bursting at the seams.

Angela said...

I know what you mean about having more coordinated items on the wardrobe. Over the years with my weight fluctuations, I've accumulated lots of clothes RTW and made and it's hard to find matching top and bottoms. Hehe.. :)

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