Sunday, 11 September 2011

My future wardrobe

Do you ever have lots of good intentions, fuelled by certain inspirations and fantasies, and then find a year or so down the line that not only did you never get round to all the things you meant to, but your inspiration or intention has changed and with it your focus?

And so "My future wardrobe" on the left is soon to be erased, to be replaced by "My wardrobe in progress".. It's different.  More practical. Quick.  Modern.  As much as I love to cut my own patterns, i've been spending all my energy on corsetry. There's no more left for clothes design and frankly, sewing from patterns is relaxing for me, so i've stocked up via Vogue and Colette, and made a 'capsule' board to focus on basics which will go with the existing bits in my ready made wardrobe, which still fit me.

I have all the fabric already, now i'm going to use it - it's been hanging around for at least a couple of years!  I really don't want to go out and buy more bits - so this entire project will be made from my current stash of everything.

I made a chart:

And I've already started! 

You see, I really really need some clothes -  in the last year i've gone from a size 8 to a size 14 and back down to a 10 again ... I feel like Oprah Winfrey!!  So i've started with a jacket.  The Vogue 8701 with light tailoring, in preparation for Vogue 8333 which is a Claire Schaeffer couture number.  I'll be blogging my progress in the next few posts, so stay tuned!


K.Line said...

Isn't it amazing to be able to sew when you're body is in a state of flux? Looks like you've got a great plan.

dragonfly said...

You still remain my inspiration to try my hand at dress-making. I love your board!

Blanka said...

Good luck! Your plan looks amazing. I hope we will see some nice pieces of your new wardrobe soon!

50 and still trying to be Frugal .... said...

WoW. how did you make that board?

wendy said...

Your board is gorgeous! I have something like that in my head, but it would be great to have it down on paper. Can you share how you created the board?

Anonymous said...

I love your wardrobe plan! and the colours are lovely too! Can't wait to see what you do... Beignet is on my sew list this autumn and Crepe and Jasmine are on the list too (although I'm hoping the Jasmine pattern will be a birthday present!).