5. casual outfit 6. chambray outfit 7. beach dress 8. summer outfit
About one year ago I went through the Wardrobe Architect series to help give some direction in my sewing. I wrote a post about it, my thoughtful wardrobe. It was eye opening to figure out the silhouettes I like to wear and pin down the colors I like to wear. It has given my sewing a great direction and I’ve hardly had any flops since I worked thought Wardrobe Architect. I’ve really been able to hone in on my core style (see my core style pinterest board). The images above speak to me and represent my style. It’s not that I want to make the things in the images, but the feeling from the pictures speak to me.
I love wardrobe architect and love the direction it gave me. It also made it a lot easier getting rid of clothing because it helped me figure out why I did wear it. I’m really getting down to a capsule wardrobe which makes me really happy. I don’t feel bad about spending more money on nice, long-lasting fabric because I’ll make things I like and that I’ll wear or a long time. That being said, I have been sewing for a long time and trust my skills so that I won’t mess up while I’m sewing and now I won’t choose the wrong colors or silhouettes. I’m going to share my lists to help you learn and as a reference I can look back on.
Loose, drapey tops with fitted bottoms
Semi-fitted tops with fitted bottoms
Fitted tops with semi-fitted drapey bottoms
Fitted tops with fitted bottoms
Fit and flare dresses
Since I know this, I’m even willing to try items I’ve never worn before if they fit into one of these silhouettes.
TRIED AND TRUE PATTERNS
Union St. Tee (affiliate link)
Cheyenne Tunic (affiliate link)
Hudson Pants – in both woven and knit
Bamboo rayon spandex
Learn How to Sew Your Own Clothes
- If you want to learn how to sew your own clothing you need to start somewhere. These are the Things I Wish I Could Tell Myself Before I Started Sewing. They will help any beginner who wants to learn how to sew.
- Then you can read some Tips to Start Sewing Clothing.
- Once you start you’ll get better at using a sewing machine, but you’ll make clothing that you might not wear or love. I made every mistake and this is How to Sew Clothing You’ll Love. (Avoid my mistakes!)
- As you get better and better you’ll need to learn How to Choose Fabric for Sewing Clothes and the Best Fabrics for Sewing Clothing. I recommend fabrics that I love, but you’ll find the fabric you love the best.
- You can use paper patterns which are great to buy on sale or you can use PDF patterns which are great for instant gratification. There are lots of Different Ways to Assemble PDF Patterns so you need to find what works for you.
- Lastly, when you are sewing your own clothing and you are drawn to lots of different printed fabric, you need to learn How to Make a Versatile Handmade Wardrobe + Free Printable so that all the items in your wardrobe can coordinate with another item of clothing and be worn!