Time for some Fall/Winter sewing ideas and wardrobe planning.
There are many considerations when it comes to setting up a wardrobe:
- Stay-at-home or working
- Special Occasions
- Classic styles
- Shape and Size
- Special Needs
Being thrifty helps all and many a good wardrobe can be built from visits to the Thrift Stores. Even smaller towns can offer some decent clothing as well as some that can be remodeled. Let your imagination inspire you.
Fabric for clothing is harder to find as the choices of natural fibers rather than synthetics is dwindling in many areas since most fabrics are woven overseas.
Once you have figured out what your basic needs are for a wardrobe, you can purchase or use patterns you have for basic styles that look good on you. If in doubt go to the clothing store and try on things that appeal to you to see how you look in them, if a certain style is good for you. Check out color as well. Don't be afraid to try something different as long as it meets modest standards.
We want to look good but not to be envied or lusted after. Take someone along when unsure.
If you prefer dresses to skirts and tops, you can make one for every day of the week. Don't forget to have some good sturdy aprons handy. They are easier to clean than whole garments. For moms with babies and toddlers, you will have to increase the amount of dresses or tops obviously.
|Fall 2012 Trends-Red|
For the time being, work out a paper plan that meets your needs. Be thinking of colors you like. Check out what basics you already have and what you could add to make the ensembles you need.