Sew I recently purchased three nice cotton blend oxford shirts on a very good sale that fit me perfectly 😮 (!) to replace some in my closet that are decidedly worn. Well, they are 15 or more years old, I think!! I plan on embellishing the new ones with in-the -hoop embroidery and decorative stitching. 🌺
I also have a nice light suede cloth jacket I no longer wear very much but is in great shape and I thought I would alter that down a little bit and embroider that too. Maybe I will do some yarn couching on it (inspired by Bethanne Nemesh, but different). This is all so I can dress in keeping with my fabric artist lifestyle and go out from time to time. 🙃 I might also change the buttons to something more decorative. These will be nice additions to my wardrobe and are a nice fit (my old shirts are a size larger). I seem to be ok with most of my jeans and slacks, though a new pair of dress slacks might be in order.
My current fall and winter work “uniform” is usually a shirt and black jeans plus a sweater when needed. I suddenly realized how surprisingly old my whole wardrobe is, and it looks it too. So I also have plans to make a nice black suede jacket, a denim one, and a light wool slacks suit out of some of the fabulous fabrics I have in my fashion stash under my bed. I have a few beautiful silk blouses I made some time back in good shape. I think they look nice even a little looser than I used to wear them. We’ll see how much, if any of this that I will get done.
If only I had a fairy godmother with her magic wand. LOL
This all, however, must wait for me to finish the Thanksgiving project and a few other things. Are you doing any fall and winter fashion sewing? Are you embellishing it?
Sew happy everyone! Have fun in your studio!
2 thoughts on “A Quick Wardrobe Update for Fall and Winter”
Interesting how one day that closet is old and worn isn’t it! I like your pattern and know that you will create some fabulous pieces!
Thanks Terry. My chief challenge these days seems to be time management and creeping age. I have many things I want to do. I am also 75 and am not as able to work as long as I used to. Still, I am grateful to have fabric art, sewing, and quilting at this time in my life.
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