If you have always wanted to make your own clothing, you are going to be very excited about what I am about to share. Last year I went through my wardrobe and purged everything that did not fit or no longer reflected my personal style. I was left with pieces that I absolutely love, but unfortunately not everything coordinates well with each other. I therefore decided to sew my own clothes to create a diy capsule wardrobe that will be functional, cohesive and beautiful.
Each piece will be carefully selected to coordinate with an existing piece. The pieces will also work with at least two other pieces and can transition well into different seasons. There will be a select number of pieces for each season, therefore limiting the size of the finished wardrobe. I started planning the steps towards making my new wardrobe and I am excited to share my process with you.
How You Can Participate
I have created some videos to share what I will be making, and throughout the process I will continue to post updates on our YouTube and social media. To further bring you along the journey, I will also share blog posts and IG live sessions as I bring together my wardrobe for the year.
I live in Ontario, Canada and the weather can feel a bit temperamental at times, so it is important to me that I make pieces that will layer nicely together. I also think that this will be the best way for me to get the most out of my wardrobe. There will still be a few very seasonal pieces, but for the most part the goal is to have every piece of my wardrobe working together throughout the year.
If you will like to join in this process of creating your own wardrobe, then you can follow along here on our blog or visit us on Instagram @craftedspcaes. If you will like to share your makes with us on IG, please use #cssewalong so we can see your take on your DIY Wardrobe.
This project was first started in 2020 and was placed on hold due to limited access to materials and patterns during the pandemic. We have since restarted the project as of 2022 and will continue to share resources, patterns and other materials; which we hope will assists you in making your own DIY wardrobe.
DIY Capsule Wardrobe Sew-Along
Ten Steps to Getting Started with Your DIY Capsule Wardrobe
How to Take Body Measurements for Sewing
Why You Should Make A Toile Or Muslin
Sewing Knits Without A Serger
My Thoughts On Making A DIY Capsule Wardrobe
Burda 6573 – Sewing Pattern Review – High-Waisted Pants
McCall’s 7874 – Sewing Pattern Review – Activewear
Burda 6820 – Sewing Pattern Review – T-Shirt
Burda 6476 – Sewing Pattern Review – Pullover
Last updated 09/11/22