Learn how to plan a wardrobe and sew items that you’ll actually wear
Hey y’all, this month we’re going to tackle wardrobe planning! While planning a wardrobe isn’t strictly sewing, it is definitely helpful no matter how your clothes come to your closet. As someone who sews, I know it’s easy to get caught with the latest pretty pattern and suddenly end up with a closet of gorgeous dresses and nothing to wear most days. While I still have a closet imbalanced toward dresses, things have gotten so.much.better since I started using The Curated Closet (affiliate link) to help me decide what garments to sew and what stash fabrics to buy.
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I’ve got a video below, which you can also watch on YouTube here, with an overview of the book and how I intend to use it this month.
I first worked through wardrobe planning using The Curated Closet (affiliate link) three years ago. This year I decided I needed a refresh. The first thing the book has you do is look at what you are currently wearing by taking pictures. These can be as simple as mirror selfies on your phone. Because I knew I wanted to write about this and I have a studio, I took my pictures there using a remote. Here’s what I wore over a 2-week period.
Obviously this would look a little different if I did this in the summer, and in fact I may make myself take pictures for another two weeks then to evaluate my summer wardrobe. After you take two weeks’ worth of pictures, the book has questions so you can evaluate your wardrobe and to help you find your personal style.
Pinterest is a great tool for refining personal style when you’re wardrobe planning, and you can actually check out my inspiration board here. I also used Photoshop to make myself the inspiration board below so I could put my current favorite ideas in one place.
Next week I’m excited to show you a new tool I’m using to plan my makes and test how things might look on me before I sew them!