Every season I keep planning my new seasons sewing. I don’t often get round to sewing what I have dreamed about sewing, but this year I have been trying to stream line my wardrobe and make it more inline with a “capsule wardrobe”. I will never get to throwing everything out and just having 36 items of clothing or how ever many it is they suggest for each season but I need to think about what it is that I do wear and what I don’t wear.
The other day Nikki and I went through our wardrobes and threw out 5 bags of clothes and shoes between us! I threw out shoes that I have had since I was still in 6th form (10+ years ago!) and a number of items I have that don’t fit me properly so don’t get worn as much as they should. I also made a pile of clothes that didn’t quite fit but were still useful and I would keep until I managed to get/make a replacement that was 100% what I wanted, then the original would be got rid of. Nikki was shocked at how large this pile was!
With this in mind there are a few things that I want to make to replace things already in my wardrobe and a few things I want to make to fill holes.
I am looking at using the Zephyr Pattern from Deer and Doe.
I also want to make a coat but I have no idea what I want to start with I own a vogue pattern but I think this a bit too much of a project for a first coat. I also have these two coats from the plus size section of my Burda Style magazines, But im not sure if I could cope with tracing off a whole coat!
I am also planning on making some simple tops, more Renfrews as I have got this pattern modified to how I like it, some thing like Sorbetto tops but I still have yet to get this to fit me properly and some of the simple tops from this years Burda Style, or Seamwork magazines.
Oh and half a dozen Ballroom and Latin dresses!
What are your Autumn Winter sewing plans?