PLANNING YOUR SEWING PROJECTS
I am back with a new video on YouTube telling you all about my latest A/W makes. In this vlog you will find mostly all sewing projects but there is a BIG! knitting one that you can see if you keep scrolling 🙂 I have also made a new sample for the Cherry Culottes that you can check out right below. The comfiest trousers on Earth guys! And last, I have written this post about how I plan my sewing projects every season. Keep on reading!
LET’S OPEN YOUR WARDROBE!
Each season since a couple of years ago, I sit down and actually plan my sewing projects instead of just making without control and then ending up with pieces that don’t go together at all. This has led me in the past to having pieces that I could not actually wear, impossible prints or just things that were not my style. Whereas now I actually have an excel doc. (look at me!) where I write down the project, fabric I am going to use, the current status (in progress, waiting, etc…), materials that I need… This has helped me build slowly, and bit by bit, a handmade wardrobe with pieces that I totally love and that I wear A LOT!
Also a good idea if you want to do something like this is to sit down in front of your handmade / RTW wardrobe and analyze what you really need. Is it maybe some more basics like turtlenecks or a pair of jeans? Or is it maybe something more special like a dress for those occasions in which you feel you have nothing to wear? Write it all down.
Then you can search for patterns online or on your stash and the same with the fabric. I don’t have a stash anymore which means that all fabrics have a specific project linked to them. Oh! And searching on Pinterest or looking for hashtags on Instagram is always a good idea to find inspiration.
SIT DOWN TO WRITE
After this, it is nice to just write all down on a diary, sewing planner, your computer or a piece of paper. Whatever works for you! And that way you can keep track and don’t loose focus which often happens. I think this usually happens when scrolling on Instagram and seeing all the beautiful things others are making. Try not to get that feeling of missing out and stick to your list of sewing projects! Or any other crafty activities you have in mind.
I also like to have all sewing projects cut and with all materials ready. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment and also helps me get the ball rolling as soon as I start with the first project. Another good idea is to combine difficult and easy. If I know I can finish a turtleneck in half a day, I try to make two and then move onto something more challenging.
To sum up, get organised, plan and your handmade wardrobe will thank you for that 🙂 Sewing planning is a winner!
WATCH MY LATEST MAKES ON YOUTUBE!
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More to come soon!