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!