It’s sewing time!

My new clothes are great and they are fun and comfortable to wear. They make it easier to get dressed in the morning, which is a huge benefit now that school has started again. But now that I have a closet full of RTW the need to sew has disappeared. It’s a weird feeling. I’ve stopped buying clothes 2 years ago and since then I’ve always lacked something, so I had to keep sewing in order to keep having clothes. But I ended up with a incoherent mess and lots of icing. Now that I don’t have to sew what I need, … Continue reading It’s sewing time!

Wardrobe Architect Week 10

Last week I chose my Capsule Wardrobe and I’m very excited about it. This week we had to choose our Capsule Palette based on the colours we chose in week 6. Before I did that I took a long hard look at my colours and decided to re-divide my colours because I realised that some colours where in the wrong category. Especially the true neutrals. Some nearly neutrals are actually true neutrals and can be used for more than just camis and leggings. Here are the new categories: Choosing my Capsule Palette however wasn’t as easy as I thought it … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 10

Wardrobe Architect Week 9

In week 9 it’s time to review the silhouettes we created in week 4. I have to admit that the ones I created back then aren’t really fit to run around with a baby, nor are they fit to go back to work and they were kind of wintery. After careful consideration I updated them into these 5 silhouettes. This will serve as a base for my Spring/Summer 2014 Capsule Wardrobe. I’m really excited about these. I bought 3 new pairs of jeans two weeks ago (I really needed them and didn’t have time to sew them) and I’ve got … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 9

Wardrobe Architect Week 8

This week was all about hair, make-up and beauty. Not an easy one to think about because what we want is certainly not always what we have time nor the skills for 🙂 Hair: My husband would love me to have Zooey Deschanel hair. And I can’t say I haven’t tried it but since I haven’t got it in me anymore to let it grow out, I’ve had to resort to extensions. But they require so.much.care that I always gave up after a few weeks. Seriously, I’d choose 10 more minutes of sleep over a blow dry anyday. I’ve had … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 8

Wardrobe Architect Week 7

This week was all about prints vs solids. I have a lot of solids in my stash but I find it difficult to sew with them because I’m afraid they’ll make me look boring. That being said, I do need more solids in my wardrobe. So I’ll have to find a way to make them work. I love prints but they are difficult to work into outfits. To avoid problems, I try to stick to prints in dresses and t-shirts/tops to pair with jeans (for now). This is what I’m drawn to lately. They are a mixture of geometric prints, … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 7

The One with the Sew Dolly Clackett!

Sarah over at Rhinestones and Telephones is hosting a Sew Dolly Clackett challenge/competition in honour of Roisin Muldoon (aka Dolly Clackett)‘s wedding in May. Hop on over for the details. And because you obviously love her as well, (who doesn’t) you’ll obviously sew along. Just don’t win that thing, ’cause that’s what I’m gonna do 😉 I’ve got the perfect pattern and perfect fabric picked out already… Hubby is not going to like this though, he hates novelty prints. But then again, they can’t all be as perfect as Nic 😉 Continue reading The One with the Sew Dolly Clackett!

The One with the Wardrobe Architect Epiphany!

You guys, I just had THE best idea! Probably due to the fact that it’s 3 am, I just fed the baby and I should be sleeping, but no, I’m wide awake and thinking about sewing! You all know I’m following along in the Colette Wardrobe Series and that the last two weeks she had us pick out our colours and our palette. Well, I was playing around with my colours in Keynote on the iPad (well, the baby needs feeding a lot and when doing so I’ve only got use over one hand and a girl needs to do … Continue reading The One with the Wardrobe Architect Epiphany!

Wardrobe Architect Week 6

Questions for this week: How do I transform my list of colours into a wearable palette? Which colours do I need more of and which do I need less of. Which colours do I consider true neutrals, which are nearly neutrals and which are my accent colours. True neutrals These are the colours I would wear for camis and leggings. Apart from the black and the midnight I wouldn’t wear them as a solid single garment (a sweater, pants, etc) because they are too boring. Nearly neutrals These are the colours I wear on a daily basis and for every … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 6

Wardrobe Architect Week 5

In week 5 we looked at our colours. I’ve done a post about my colours some time ago. Since then I’ve updated them and for this exercise I’ve added the names. (Mostly because not every screen shows them in the same way) I’m an autumn type, I had my colours done a few years ago and I must say that they weren’t a big surprise. I tend to pick out the colours that suit me. Too bad fashion seems to disagree with my preferences 🙂 Luckily that’s where sewing comes in 🙂 I don’t have seperate winter or summer colours, … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 5