The other day I had a mega sort out of my wardrobe. Spurred on mostly by the fact that I was running out of space, but also because I wanted to get a grasp of what was missing from my wardrobe. Like everyone, I'm pretty sure, there are gaps in my wardrobe, which begs the question, why on earth am I making another tweed dress when I already have 3 tweed dresses? Too late to complain now, I'm not going to leave it half done, but you hear what I'm saying?
Wardrobe after the sort out
I know people are of the view that you should sew or knit what you know you like, and I do agree, what on earth is the point of making things you don't want to wear? That said, shouldn't it also be about filling some gaps? Making the shift/ loungewear/ gorgeous vintage cardigan that you have been lusting over, but don't already own?
I certainly don't need to make any more evening dresses
So, obviously I'm going to finish the dress I'm in the middle of making, and then I'm going to hunt down a pattern for a 1960s cropped jacket, and with the material I have left I will make a jacket to match the dress, thus turning the dress into a 1960s style dress suit, which I don't already have in my wardrobe. After that I am definitely going to be looking at what's missing from my wardrobe for inspiration for my future projects, trousers, knitwear, loungewear, stoles and tops. The list is endless, but I definitely need to be making items I need, and not making for makes sake.