|I've lost some weight, (yay!) so I will have to take in the waist on this skirt, again.|
|Bakelite bangles, because I needed some color.|
Planning outfits ahead of time really helps, but I've found my wardrobe is a bit lacking when it comes to simple, solid, separates. So, that's what I'm focusing on sewing for a while. Well, sort of, I can't completely keep from sewing cute prints, and I have a vintage blouse in the works with the sweetest roses on it.
|Vintage Mary and her little lamb brooch.|
Maybe I just need to focus on a couple plain skirts or blouses, because I will never fully be able to give up all those cute patterns in my stash, and I don't want to give them up entirely. I'm not capable of mixing patterns, or don't feel capable anyway, so a few solid separates it is.
|Keeping seams straight.|
One thing that really makes sense to me is the way people used to think of their wardrobes. I know my grandparents had a lot less clothes than we're used having, but they were all good quality and were versatile enough to mix and match into several outfits. I'm trying to do more planning in my sewing of a vintage wardrobe, so that I need less and it looks like more. I think that's something we've lost in more recent years. The idea that less can be more, and that we don't really need all that we think we need. The concept of planning ahead and spending thoughtfully. Those are lessons I need to learn, and by God's grace I hope I will.
|My favorite red shoes.|
Knit top from Catos about ten years ago
Skirt made by me
Vintage seamed stockings from eBay
Vintage brooch from eBay
Bakelite bangles from eBay
Red shoes from Baker's
How have you or are you planning your wardrobe?