Further to my recent post about wardrobe planning, and remembering posts where other sewists actually plan what they are going to wear each day, I thought that I would put some planning into action. My new resolution is organize my clothes for work for a week, including jewelry and accessories, in an attempt to vary my wardrobe (no duplicates within a two week period), reduce the amount of clothes in my wardrobe that I just don't wear and identify gaps in clothing that I can then make (the really fun part!).
This week seemed a good week to start - it is a short week due to Good Friday and I am off work on Tuesday - so I only need to plan for three days (I like to ease myself slowly into new challenges!). So here we go:
Lilac cotton/lycra cardi, grey linen Sorbetto, black linen TNT trousers.
Green Ponte cardi (McCalls 6168), black TNT vest top, cotton 'target' skirt.
Lipstick red cotton long-line cardi, white linen Sorbetto top, black pinstripe TNT trousers. Although I am wearing the same style cardi for two days running, I will be out of the office on the second day so my colleagues that see me one day will not see me the next!
I have also set up some partitions in a drawer with my jewelry, so that I can mix that up as well, as I find that I tend to wear the same items all the time, and I have rather a lot that just never gets to see the light of day.
So, what have I learned from this so far? I need to replace the green ponte cardi as the fabric is pilling. I have purchased some lovely cotton/lycra so will get that made up quite soon, I also need a a plain black jacket cardi as the one I made recently was rather a failure, although I am wondering about putting a band around the waist to make it look as though I am wearing a belt - that might draw in the excess fabric. Also, vest tops. I love my Sorbetto's to bits, but I do need some jersey/knit vest tops - time to pleay with my new machine!!
How about you? Do you plan ahead, or run round in a panic deciding what to wear as the time ticks down in the morning . . . . ?