Saturday, October 10, 2009

Result of the Great Wardrobe Sewing Plan

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The result of the great wardrobe sewing plan: I stuck to the plan, made four tops, one cardigan, two skirts and one pair of pants.

What I really like about this is that it made me think about how items of my closet work with each other. It made me plan my sewing, which is good -- and not just buy any fabric that I liked (and that, often, would have been a print). I have also learned a lot in sewing techniques, even if the whole fitting-thing is only just at the beginning. I learned how to use tissue paper when sewing with slippery silks, how to use bias-binding in a very clean way, flipped to the inside, learned how different skirt seam lengths really make or break the whole garment, and I'm on my way to discovering how different fabrics drape differently.

Overally, I'm happy with the process, and sooo glad for the internet, and for discovering SWAP.

-- And I'm already on my way to replace some of the items here, because I'm not entirely satisfied. So the process is on-going, even if the original plan has been completed.

1 comment:

Batty said...

Wow, you actually did what you set out to do! And most of these are very mix-and-match, so you always have something to wear that makes you look put-together. Great work.