Handmade not capsule

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So I have been thinking a lot about my wardrobe lately. What it is and what I want it to be. I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe but when really thinking about committing I am not sure it’s for me.  But I do need to have better perimeters for buying clothing, and then I thought wait, what happened to all my handmade clothes? I used to have a good selection of shirts that I had made and I liked them. But it’s been several years since I had made anything and I tend to be hard on my clothes because I have kids, I diy a lot and don’t always change, and I wear the same few things over and over, the things I truly love. So they have all bit the dust in one way or another.

So I started a Handmade Wardrobe Pinterest Board and starting figuring out what patterns I want to try along with some I have already made and loved.

wardrobe layoutCheck out my Handmade wardrobe pinterest board for all the sources of the pictures in the above photo.

I ordered some fabric, raided my stash, and even found a couple at Joann’s. I Then printed out the tops I loved the most and started figuring out what I would like. This may change as I get going or make something and maybe don’t like it. I have made Wiksten Tanks before and altered that a bit by adding sleeves to one, and changing up the sleeve line on another. I have made a couple Washi and also drafting a couple tops using old shirts I loved that were reparable. But I will definitely be making a few muslins and hopefully they turn out wearable.

Here’s what I have currently landed on.

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Lotta Jansdotter Lucky, Hemendu in True Green Tokyo Train Ride, Mystery Meal lawn in navy

Wiksten Tank by Wiksten                                               Wiksten Tank with Sleeves by Wiksten

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Plaid from Stash                                                                Bespoke, Ephemera Double Gauze in Peach

Tova by Wiksten                                                               Beatrix by Made by Rae

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Sarah Watts, Honeymoon, Colibri in Citron           Rashida Coleman Hale, Gust Rayon in Midnight

Soho Top by SewKateSew                                       Wiksten Tank by Wiksten

plaid        linen

Plaid From Material Girl                                                   Linen from Joann’s

Scout Tee by Grainline Studio                                       Beatrix by Made by Rae

Clearly from my picture of my planning stages I have a couple other tops I need to find fabric for.

The Pearl Shift Dress by Green Bee Patterns

The Hemlock by Grainline Studios (free download when you subscribe)

The Alice top by Tessuti

I’m thinking I need some more solids, chambray, linen, maybe just maybe a knit! Is there a fabric you love to sew garments with? Let me know!

All right, I have a bunch of sewing to do. I will post an update here after I sew a few and I post in-progress pictures of my projects on Instagram quite regularly.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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