Thoughtful Planning: Fall Wardrobe WIP
I’ve been knee-deep in my fall wardrobe planning for the past week or so and lovin’ every second of it. Around 2 weeks ago, I was reading on several other blogs about how people were figuring out their own fall sewing/knitting projects and I thought they were going mad, since it’s still in the 80’s in Chicago. Up until then, I was still of the mindset to make summer dresses and skirts…
But somehow I got bit by the planning bug and have been having a wonderful time going through all of my knitting magazines and sewing patterns choosing which I wanted to undertake for the fall. Can you believe that this will be the first autumn that I’m sewing up a wardrobe for myself?! Prior to this year I’ve only sewn up a hand full of skirts from Burda and a dress or two, along with my Lady Grey coat. So I’m pretty stoked to get underway.
I truly have a tendency to bite off more than I can chew so I’m really trying to calm myself down and set more realistic expectations of myself. One thing I refuse to do, is to set a deadline for these fall/winter projects. Whenever I set deadlines, I get stressed out and wind up not enjoying what I’m working on or even just fail to finish due to the stress. So there will be no deadlines! heh Additionally, I’m aiming to have no set order of what I want to work on, which will allow me some room for inspiration to take hold, based on what mood I’m in. (And there may or may not be additional projects added because of this.) So all-in-all, I’m setting out to have fun with this and to have some cute new clothes as a result.
Here’s a recent picture of my dining room table, to give you a better idea of how much of a whirlwind planner I am.
Some of these patterns will be used in my fall wardrobe, but some may end up gettin’ the axe. Can you tell what color I’m leaning towards as the base of my palette?
I’m also planning on making another inspiration board of my projects after having so much fun with Colette’s Spring Palette Challenge. So stay tuned…