Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wardrobe Planning

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 . . . . ?

6 comments :

  1. I'm in awe of this idea - particularly if you continue with it! I'm not a 'morning person' so getting ready is always a bit of a panic (usually what I want isn't ironed), but I'm not convinced I can change. Maybe if I didn't stay up late reading sewing blogs ;) Am I allowed to comment on the outfits? Because I just love that bright floral skirt with the lime and the anchor scarf with the red. Fabulous!

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  2. Thank-you, and of course you can comment! I have to say that I am not a morning person, and spend an inordinate amount of time getting ready when I am on a tight time crunch. With next week being a short week I am confident that I can pre-plan that week as well - as long as I get the tops made this weekend that I need!

    Your comments are appreciated - I love a punch of colour and look forward to wearing these outfits!

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  3. I'm retired from work so have no real need to plan my wardrobe but am trying to wear different things each day. When I was working I wore a uniform so it's hard to get out of the habit of putting the same old things on over and over. For instance I have lived in jeans for years but this summer I mixed in a lot of skirts. I must say I enjoyed the change. I love your wonderful variety of cardis. And that lime one with the printed skirt looks stunning.

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  4. Excellent idea . I love all your mixtures of color.. SO nice.. As Kathy said above, I am retired and when I did work, I worked at the Hospital and wore the same old costume day after day.. [Very boring for 25 years,ha].
    I really love all the cardi's you have made..Look so nice with both pants and skirts.

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  5. It is a good idea - not easy, but a good idea :). Then comes disciplined sewing to fill the gaps - I've been doing that recently, and while boring, it is needed to build a basic wardrobe.

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  6. I love Tuesday! Wonderful colours and so coordinated without being contrived. I usually pick a principal colour for the week and work around that each day.

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