*This is a test-run with very limited sewing skills, so I assume it’s going need tweaking.Maybe not everything will work, but I'll try new things when the old way doesn’t work for me! I also have to GET all the materials, but at least I'll be ready!
I AM currently sewing up doll outfits to practice.
I am discovering the real me: that I am a LAZY seamstress!
I cut corners and I don't care if the threads don't match and things like that!
The humidity is outrageous here. After enduring my first summer here (with air conditioning), I decided that I needed to do something about an appropriate wardrobe.
(That’s technically not part of a clothing capsule, which usually does include shoes - an example being wearing one dress 3 ways, where you would include the shoes to dress it up or down or for work).
Ideally this would include:
You know, you can wash and wear your clothes here in Minnesota - just lather with soap and walk around... Or, take a shower without ever getting undressed! LOL.
If you can work fashion into that, PLEASE SHARE!
We plan on visiting the Farmer's Market every week, and we live between lakes and rivers... so I do plan to get out!
And, it would be ok if some of the items made it into my professional wardrobe.
Personal Color Observations:
♥ Use a working title (like Sewing Project or Capsule Wardrobe Makeover...)
♥ Identify the major tasks needed to accomplish the project, and break down the smaller tasks required to complete the larger ones....
>To create task dependencies, list the task as a sub-task of the prioritized task< like this.
Because you have to do things in the right order.
OK so assuming I gathered up armloads of fabric...
A Sewing Schedule~
Now I just need materials....
I and love the idea of being able to see the plans all at once iun list form, but just as some things are appropriate for a 'collage', that's not helpful for organizing a project like this.
(perhaps a photo of the scalloped edges I want along the bottom of the garment, or the neckline that I want -such as 'v' shaped...or anything else that helps define the piece).
I can print that master sheet off - with it's checklist for each garment....
and cross off ‘items needed’ as they are acquired,
and cross off the project # as it’s completed.
That’ll make it easy to gather what I need for each project, and I won’t mix things up between the projects or forget what I was going to do with that…
But maybe a bandana scarf would suffice.
Or a hat.
...but the questions remains: how much is enough, can it be too much, and how can you know?
---Do you have the right clothes for your lifestyle- or could that use fine-tuning?
---If YOU had to show an example of one outfit that expresses who you are/what you are about, could you do it with what you have?
---Have you ever considered creating a wardrobe 'style'? (Not just made of things that are off the store racks).
---Do you have separate 'capsules' for the various focuses of life (work, play, leisure, etc.)? What are the main differences? (fabric types, how things fit, style, color range?)
---If your financial resources are/were limited, how would YOU go about planning a wardrobe and attaining it?
---Has this been at all helpful?
---What are your concerns with dressing right/better, or with clothing?
Have fun turning your dreams into your real life!