Style Typing and Other Food for Thought (Wardrobe Planning Post #9)

I am going to preemptively warn you to grab some tea and cookies because this post is promising to be quite long.  It’s pretty much an info-dump of 2 weeks worth of reading and research, plus some musings about what this all means in terms of developing my future sewing plans.  I’m sure at least … More Style Typing and Other Food for Thought (Wardrobe Planning Post #9)

Continuing to Tweak My Plans (Wardrobe Planning Post #8)

At the end of last year I was playing quite a bit with the idea of refining my wardrobe, and I started exploring the concepts in the Wardrobe Architect Series.  Although turning my plans into reality has been somewhat delayed, I think it is sort of a good thing because I have been able to … More Continuing to Tweak My Plans (Wardrobe Planning Post #8)

Reading About Joy and Other Assorted Thoughts (Wardrobe Planning Post #7)

So last fall I started a series of posts pondering my lack of enthusiasm surrounding my personal wardrobe and (lack of) style.  Essentially it boiled down to I had sort of let things go, and then everything fell off the rails and started crashing and burning, and my wardrobe reflected this.  Since my last Wardrobe … More Reading About Joy and Other Assorted Thoughts (Wardrobe Planning Post #7)

Pattern Review: BS-02-2013-106 (Wardrobe Sudoku Item #10)

Woo!  Made it!  The final piece in my wardrobe sudoku is done.  The final piece was certainly the most time consuming; it is this version of the little french jacket from the February 2013 BurdaStyle Magazine: My version, of course, is teal and black: Check out that plaid matching am I right?  I went simple … More Pattern Review: BS-02-2013-106 (Wardrobe Sudoku Item #10)

Pattern Review: BS-01-2017-102 (Wardrobe Sudoku Item #9)

In my original plan, my “accessory” pieces were going to be a blazer remake from the July 2011 Burda and a Little French Jacket from the February 2013 Burda.  I have made the executive decision that I won’t have time to make two tailored pieces (since I was going to have to re-trace and re-fit … More Pattern Review: BS-01-2017-102 (Wardrobe Sudoku Item #9)

Pattern Review: BS-02-2014-129 (Wardrobe Sudoku Item #8)

The bulk of my Wardrobe Sudoku is done!  I’ve completed the 4 tops and 4 bottoms by this point.  While I’m not exactly 100% happy with any of my makes at the moment, I am happy to be working to completion on this challenge.  I think it is teaching me important things about finding time … More Pattern Review: BS-02-2014-129 (Wardrobe Sudoku Item #8)

Pattern Review: BS-02-2017-104C (Wardrobe Sudoku Item #7)

I thought I’d hop on a few of the recent trends with my Wardrobe Sudoku contest makes, and culottes is one of the popular trends I’ve been eyeing.  The February Burda came out, and I couldn’t quite get the high waisted culottes out of my mind.  Happily, I also had some stash fabric that I … More Pattern Review: BS-02-2017-104C (Wardrobe Sudoku Item #7)