Unworns: I made that word up, but if you sew clothing you know exactly what I’m talking about. You sewed it, you like one or two things about it, but it sits in your closet UNWORN. Why is that?
It felt like a waste of fabric, money, and time. For the past couple of years I have been on a mission to stop making unworns. I wanted to make things I loved. I want to wear things I made.
These are my steps for sewing loved handmades, making a handmade wardrobe you’ll love, and avoiding the accumulation of unworns. 1. Figuring out your style 2. Planning your wardrobe
For some people they have always known what their style is, what they like, and they are not swayed by trends. I was not one of those people. I have always liked fashion and liked almost all the styles.
I created my own free handmade wardrobe planner to help me plan garments with handmade garments that are already in my closet. I love to see who colors and silhouettes work together before I make it.
I have found that most of the time a project turns out unwearable, it is because I used the wrong fabric. I would often forget to read the suggested fabrics for the pattern.