Building My Own Wardrobe 2015


When it comes to sewing with purpose the I’m Building My Own Wardrobe in 2015 program fits the bill.  I like how the blog post calls this a “program” versus a “challenge”.  For me that takes things in a different direction than the word challenge can imply.  This will be a year-long endeavor that I believe will enhance my skills of self-perception as they pertain to fashion and clothing.  As an over weight, mature, woman of colour, I want to look as good as possible and learn to enhance what I have.  The possibilities are exciting!

It almost feels as if I have an advantage because I have not been into purchasing ready-to-wear since I stopped working outside of the home opting instead for thrifted items and fabrics. The program involves “designing a year-long program that closely follows the tenets of the Wardrobe Architect, with a strong focus on sewing a capsule wardrobe for spring/summer and fall/winter.”   Scoot on over to Coletterie, read up on the program and get started with me.

  • January – Find your core style and explore shapes
  • February – Clean out your closet and take inventory
  • March – Review and finalize your spring/summer sewing projects
  • April – Plan colors and shop for spring fabric
  • May & June – Sew for your spring/summer capsule wardrobe
  • July – Review and finalize your autumn/winter sewing projects
  • August – Plan colors and shop for autumn fabric
  • September & October – Sewing for your autumn/winter capsule wardrobe
  • November – Review and refine
  • December – Show off your wardrobe!

Let’s get started: January’s Challenge

This month’s theme is about finding your core style and picking silhouettes that best suit your body.

This is obviously going to be a learning experience.  Off to get a way cute notebook and begin!



Sobriety from electronic sewing machines since 2012


4 thoughts on “Building My Own Wardrobe 2015

    1. Thanks Judy-Judy. Looks like it is going to be a lot of work. But, you know what, if it helps me find ME, fashion-wise, it could save time and money in the long-run, right?




    1. Hello Kacy:

      Truly, it is going to be work (in addition to all other life’s duties). But, doesn’t it look to prove to be beneficial? I’ve done three of the worksheets. Now I need to get to Pinning the photos mentioned on one of the assignments.

      Can’t do it today for I gotta run over my girl’s house and make up the last two of the five skirts I promised her (in exchange for funds to purchase my passport to go visit the Nederlands, YAY).




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