How It Started
How The Vintage Wardrobe Sewing Project got started is all because Daphne, my daughter, taught herself to sew. For her first project, she chose to make me a vintage-inspired apron! How sweet. When our family booked a Disney Cruise (something I've always wanted to do for my daughters), we started saying, "We should make our own vintage wardrobe." Plus, I knew I had my husband's support, when, after complaining about current fashion trends, he said, "Then, do something about it!" And that's just what I did ...
The basic materials I bought for The Vintage Wardrobe Sewing Project includes:
The color scheme may very well be the most important detail of planning a color coordinated wardrobe. I wanted a wardrobe that incorporated classic navy blue. I planned for a tertiary (triangular on the color wheel) color scheme and added a white linen as my neutral.
I started wardrobe planning with tracing paper, colored pencils, and my pattern. I laid tracing paper on top of the small pattern drawings (on back side of pattern) and traced each item I wanted in my wardrobe. Then, with color pencils, I filled in the colors I had planned. Finally, I numbered each piece.
I drew sketches (see picture above) to visualize each piece and how they will be worn on our upcoming family vacation and thereafter. As you can see there are 16 key pieces. I made sure all colors would match my shoes and purse. My rule for this wardrobe is that everything should mix-and-match to create a maximum number of outfits.
In all, I have 12 key pieces to sew, and I'll be sure to share as I accomplish each one. When an piece is completed, scroll down to see it or click on the link to get details.
*Starred items will be bought.
When all the key pieces are complete, I will show you the many outfit combinations!