Sewing clothing has got me rethinking my wardrobe lately. I am one of those rare creatures that hates to shop for clothes. I mean seriously I would rather buy plants and craft supplies. There must be some kind of treatment for this condition, right?
After looking through my closet I realized a few things.
1. Dang I have a lot of polyester stuff. Like most of it.
2. I hate how all 3 pairs of my jeans fit.
3. I only wear about 1/3 of this stuff. The rest is either uncomfortable, too small, or ready for Goodwill or trash.
4. I need more separates, everyday dresses and jackets, natural fibers, a maxi dress, and a little black dress.
5. I want more Handmade and less cheap mass produced.
So I have decided to be a little more strategic about what I sew for myself this summer. I started with the summer maxi dress.
Last month I found this cool rainbow, painterly looking fabric. It’s polyester but I I like the shimmery look of it. The pattern I chose is really simple, Simplicity 1355 which has jumpsuits and maxi dresses.
The dress went together fast. I probably should do another in a different color for variety sake or maybe the jumpsuit.
For the little black dress I chose a basic sheath from Simplicity 2455. This is a really nice discontinued pattern for sportswear separates. I like the little collar pleat detail. The dress is very wearer friendly with a side zip and soft A-Line silhouette.
I’m so happy I can finally wear what I want rather than just accepting whatever I can find on the few shopping trips I attempt thoughout the year.