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