I want to make sure I wear the clothes I spend time creating.
To this end, I worked my way through Colletterie’s Wardrobe Architect (this is the folder I keep my notes in). It is a series of blog posts and activities to help one think critically about what you actually wear. It was like therapy for my disorganized creative process. It helped me to get a better picture of my style and intentionally choose my next projects.
For example, I often find myself looking through my drawers and hating all my shirts. I wear only a few of my tops that I have. So I should make some more tops. The Wardrobe architect helped point me in the direction of which tops I actually wear- v-necks, wraps, and collared shirts in earthy tones.
Apparently I needed something to tell me this, since I hadn’t been able to figure it out till now.
I didn’t participate in Me-Made-May this year, but I followed along with the many sewists who did. I’d like to participate next year, so I’ve got some work to do. This post from Paunnet just about said it- If I wear something as soon as it comes out of the wash, then I should make another one. So that’s what I’m going to do.
Some things I’m going to focus on this summer:
- V neck teeshirts
- Shorts to wear under short dresses
- Adding pockets to dresses
I’m going to expand my exploration after this. I’d like to be more mindful and minimalistic about all the crafty non-sewing DIY things I make too. But more on that later. Don’t worry, I’m still going to finish my summer dress series, like I planned. But what comes next, and in between- that needs intention and planning.
I linked this post to the Weekly Wishes Linkup on Nectar Collective.