Sharing the clothes I sewed for my wardrobe planning refresher
Hey y’all, today finishes up the month of wardrobe planning and so I’m sharing what I made and mended to fill gaps in my wardrobe as I worked through The Curated Closet (affiliate link) book again.
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I made a video showing each of my makes and mends, which you can watch below or on YouTube here.
The priorities I identified for my wardrobe after taking pictures of 2 weeks worth of outfits were:
- More graphic t-shirts, especially those I could also wear to the gym
- Athleisure/gym wear especially leggings a new pair of cropped gray joggers
Here are the items I made or mended during this process.
I fixed three pairs of leggings that I made previously but wasn’t wearing because of uncomfortable waistbands. Due to fabric differences, I took a different approach to each fix as I talk about in the video above. But now I have 3 more pairs of leggings that I can regularly and comfortably wear.
I mended my oldest pair of jeans so that I can regularly wear them again, and putting them on for the first time in well over a year felt like being hugged by an old friend. So glad I spent the time on these!
I thrifted a new to me pair of jeans and altered them to better fit me until I have time to sew a pair of jeans from scratch.
I added a graphic to a Rivage Raglan t-shirt that I seldom wore, and made a new Rivage with a graphic to replace a store bought raglan that I found myself wearing often despite the fact that I didn’t really like it. I want to make myself one more 3/4 sleeve length Rivage as an option to wear with my olive joggers since I’m not into the monochrome look for myself.
I also made myself some Skye Joggers. I made a lightweight cropped gray French Terry pair and had to get creative with the pockets to cover a mark on the fabric, as I talk about in the video above. I also made an olive bamboo fleece pair and they are my favorite and make me want to buy alllll the bamboo fleece for winter. It’s super soft and has more stretch and drape than typical sweatshirt fleece.
I still have a running list of some other things I want to make, especially once it starts getting warmer here, but in the meantime I’m very happy to be wearing the things I made this month often. I hope the series this month helps you plan and sew a clothes you wear often as well!
Thank you for sharing your wardrobe building ideas and for your whole blog (especially for sharing your patterns with us). It is one of two or three blog emails I enjoy so much I read all the through as I find your patterns, ideas and tips very practical and helpful. I aspire to be the seamstress you are one day 😊.
I am learning so much from you. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise!