This past October I wrote down my sewing plans for fall and winter and last week I finished my last project on the list, the blouse! My mood board involved a mix of classic pieces and some unusual color for me.
My color palette included three main colours (navy, black and beige) and three accent colours (burgundy, fuchsia, denim blue). I made 13 garments in the past 4 months! I used up a lot of my stash, and didn’t buy any new fabric since last September! I still have a lot left that I’m planning to use for my spring-summer makes. Pattern wise I wasn’t as good…I bought 2 new patterns and 2 new sewing books (already used, and super happy to have them!).
This is what I was able to make since the beginning of October:
- Two pair of pants (wool viscose blend in navy and wool blend in beige) – I used the Closet Core Sasha Pants, with the same hack I used here, and the Tatjana Trousers (previously made for spring). I bought both fabric in Bologna at Fashion Market (€24 in fabric, €12/per piece).
- One pair of jeans – Ginger Jeans by Closet Core Pattern, in a stretch denim from Core Fabrics that I got during the Canadian Thanksgiving sales ($20 total for the fabric and $12.80 for the pattern).
- Long sleeve top in a cotton voile (pattern 102 from Burda Style 08/2021). I removed the back zipper, front and back waist darts, and cut the back on the fold. I got the fabric in Cervia (€15 in fabric, €5 cost of the magazine).
- Four knit tops, all from the book “Coudre le stretch”. I wrote about it here, and I paired them with fabric from Core Fabrics (bamboo french terry and bamboo jersey, and from Fashion Market) $60 total.
- A silk blend bias cut skirt in burgundy. I got the fabric in Bologna (Fashion Market – €12) and the pattern is from an italian sewing magazine “Cartamodelli” (09/2021 pattern 6, in size 44).
- Checkered shirt Sézane inspired (€12 in fabric) – I hacked the Nellie top by République du Chiffon by adding long sleeves. I made a size 40 as usual.
- One bra – I tested for the first time Véga by Eclipse lingerie studio and I highly highly recommend this pattern. I made a 95B following the measuring table and it’s perfect!
- Several underwear pieces also from the creator of Eclipse lingerie studio (here a full review of the book)
I spent around $ 170 in fabric (I got all before Sept 2021), which ends up being $13 per project, so not too bad!
And I also knitted two pieces!!! My new wool hat and my first sweater, which is the Novice Sweater in M by Petite Knit, made with wool that my parents got me for Christmas from Norli Lana. From my list I still have to make the jackets (I planned a navy trench coat and a blazer), which are for spring anyway, so they’ll get made sooner or later. And here is a gallery with the result!
I’m very happy with everything I made, and I’m wearing this “capsule wardrobe” constantly. The items I wore the most are the Tatjana Trousers, my handmade sweater, all the knit tops and underwear. Those I wear less are the checked shirt (mainly because the weather cooled down quite quickly and it was too cold to wear it) and the silk skirt. While I know I’ll wear the shirt more in the next few months, I’m unsure about the skirt. I guess I should try a couple of different outfit that make me feel comfortable to remind myself to wear it. As an example, this is what I wore last week! If you want to see the clothes in movement check out my instagram for my first Reel!