Various thoughts on what’s in your wardrobe have been popping up recently, Sunni wrote thoroughly about it in her Everyday Wardrobe posts. StephC has been helping us choosing fabric to prepare for this wardrobe (part 1 and part 2). All this is extremely inspiring! SewBrunswick is also responsible for my reflexions on wardrobe planning with her own plans for upcoming spring and summer.
So I checked the contents of my wardrobe and here’s what I need:
# 2 pairs of trousers in dark colours (1 Thurlow with some adjustments ; 1 from Burda 01/2006)
# 2 skirts for autumn, so probably darker colours too (patterns TBD, maybe frankenpatterned from the cambie dress)
# 2 woven blouses (1 alma blouse and maybe more if it works ; 1 shirt from the défi chemise passepoilée)
# 2 t-shirts (mine are old ; Renfrews, 1 with V neck and other with scoop neck, sleeve length TBD)
# 1 sweater: taupe with very deep neckline
# 1 Minoru jacket everything’s ready, I just need to cut the fabric
I would also like to make:
# a Pastille dress
# a slip with teal crepe
# maybe later a Rooibos dress – but I don’t have the pattern yet
That’s around 13 garments. If I sew 1 garment per weekend, all this can be done before the winter holidays. I know some weekends will be sewing-free (family gathering or other), but on the other hand, I do some preparation during the week (tracing pattern, cutting fabric) and a few of these garments will be rather quick (Renfrew pattern is already cut and adjustments have been made).
I’m not considering this as a strict schedule but more as a guideline: other needs or inspirations might pop up (I just remembered that I need to plan a winter coat – mine is old and shabby and that needs to be done before the beginning of december). For now I have been sewing without a plan just following patterns I liked and not according to gaps in my wardrobe and it has been making me uncomfortable. I also need to think about a colour palette for all these garments and then order the fabrics and patterns!