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Published: 04/02/2020 Categories: Planning, Wardrobe, SewDoIt
I’m someone who loves the beginning of any new project. I find the excitement in picking fabrics and patterns. I love the feeling of finding inspiration and getting all the elements of a new project piled up in front of me. If it involves shopping for anything new, all the better!
However, always focusing on new things can sometimes lead to overload in the closet! It’s easy to think, if I just had another of that item or another color in my closet I’d never have trouble knowing what to wear.
The truth is more along the lines of having too many things in your closet leads to decision fatigue and you might spend a long time digging through it in the morning only to find what feels good to wear. In the end, you might be surprised how much of your clothes you don’t end up wearing.
As a part of creating a sewing plan, I’m starting by looking through my existing clothes, me-made and RTW, and getting rid of things that don’t work for me anymore. While this is good to do anytime, right now is an extra good time for me because I’m 8 months postpartum. I’ve gained weight since before baby number 2 and I’ve reshaped, again. I’m so tempted to wait until my body is “back”, but I know that’s a delusional place that doesn’t really exist. I will probably continue to lose weight and change shape for a little while, but I’m settled enough that I can wear what I make for at least a little bit. And if I do change shape again, guess what? I sew! I’ll alter it! :)
So, here’s my plan for wardrobe review. First, I’m going to sort things into a few different categories, each of which I’ll go through for keep, give away or throw away. The categories are: (note: categories 1–5 exclude special occasion items, which are in their own category at the end)
Now that the closet’s sorted, deep breathe and enjoy the moment! This is important in getting me-made items that are pulled in to your daily routine! Way to go! Keep your notes handy. On April 7, we’ll be making a list of what our wardrobe could use and this exercise will be really helpful to keep us focused.
Remember, #sewdoit already! :)
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