In the past, I enjoyed The Vintage Wardrobe Sewing Project and learned so much, so I'm excited to host The Vintage Wardrobe Sewing Challenge for beginners! You are invited to sew along.
Why sew a basic wardrobe? Along with savings, here are my top 3 reasons:
The house-wife plies her needle and her thread,
Long after idle people are in bed;
The rent is small, but she full well doth know,
That little rents to larger ones will grow.
The basic materials I bought for The Vintage Wardrobe Sewing Project included:
The color scheme may very well be the most important detail of planning a color coordinated wardrobe. For the challenge, I want a wardrobe that incorporates gray linen as the basic neutral. I plan for 3 main colors .
I started wardrobe planning with tracing paper, colored pencils, and my pattern. That turned into a template that you can color. After coloring with colored pencils, numbered each piece.
My rule for this wardrobe is that everything should mix-and-match to create a maximum number of outfits.
As moms, you may find that sewing time can be limited, so if you participate, I hope you find this simple goal of one sewing item per month reachable.
April - Basic Suit Jacket (gray, linen)
May - Basic Suit Skirt (gray, linen)
June – Basic Shirt I (white, cotton)
July – Basic Shirt II (red with white polka dot)
August – Basic Shirt III (undecided)
September – Dressy Skirt (or Dress)
October – Accessories (make and buy as desired)
November – Coat, optional (red)
December – feature top projects & announce winner
The Rules to Enter
The real prize and reward for this challenge, is, ofcourse, your wardrobe and sewing skills. I have so enjoyed creating my own pieces! Each project you enter is one entry into our box of entries. We will randomly select one winner to recieve a sewing box to organize notions and supplies purchased from Hobby Lobby. We will contact the winner via Instagram or Email (if under comments).
Must be 18 or older living in the USA.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.