I’ve been thinking about my clothes, what I like wearing, and all those typical musings of someone who sews! I don’t want a capsule wardrobe, or to over analyse my look, as I feel most of the time I’m ok with what I wear, it just needs a bit of evolution and keeping to what suits me best, and not getting diverted into what is the current trend for the sewing community, or the latest Sewalong.
Kate has been considering her wardrobe recently, and is looking to pare it down into a small plain coloured, almost capsule wardrobe. I love a lot of the colourful suits and hand painted fabrics she has made and think it would be a shame if she didn’t wear those again.
But it’s made me think about what I wear and want to wear . I still like my jersey dresses and silver jewellery look. But sometimes it feels not quite right for my new office environment which is more casual. I need an update, but need to use my stash first!
My favourite style icon is Claire Underwood from the House of Cards, I like the straight angular lines of her characters clothes. Personally I want more colour and pattern in my clothes though.
My fabric collection has been gathered over the last four years, so some of it doesn’t fit in with what I like now. For example I’ve bought 3 metre lengths of cotton prints, that I wouldn’t wear if I made them up as dresses, but I could make shirts or tops. So taking into consideration using up my fabric and making things I’ll actually wear (apart from the scuba cocktail dress which I’m not sure will be seen in public!) , these are my plans for the rest of 2017.
Scuba cocktail dress for the #sipandsew Eve appeal
Hydrangea dress for a wedding
2 Aldaia dresses from aqua and kingfisher ponte which are really similar colours.
2 Named pilvi pattern dresses in red and navy
Navy and navy chevron ponte dress
Tulip fabric to make a vest top maybe a Colette Sorbetto
Chrysthamum fabric for this prima pattern with big sleeves
Sequin fabric to make a Grainline scout
Flannel for pyjamas
These aren’t in order and I’ve already got ideas for 2018, but let’s see how far I get with this list! No doubt there will be more fabric and patterns purchased this year, maybe next week when I go to Sew UpNorth? I’ve also got ten vintage patterns I’d love to make one day!