Today I’m sharing some sneak peaks at what is in my sewing queue and how I’ve determined what I’m going to sew using the MyBodyModel App! I love the 8-models-per-page layout for long term planning because it really helps me visualize the patterns together to see if I’m liking the direction my sewing plans are going.
My upcoming sewing plans are all designed to continue “filling in the gaps” that I discovered in my wardrobe during #memademay. This set is designed to be a bit of a capsule wardrobe for daily wear, church clothes, and a few date night outfits for the coming months.
So, let’s have a look at what’s to come…
- Jenny Shorts from Closet Case Patterns
- Lander Shorts from True Bias
- Union St. Tee from Hey June Handmade
- Avery Leggings from Helen’s Closet
- York Pinafore from Helen’s Closet
- Farrah Blouse from Chalk and Notch
- Phillipa Peplum from StyleArc
- Ginger Jeans from Closet Case Patterns
- Fringe Dress from Chalk and Notch
- Rivermont Dress from Cashmerette
This capsule didn’t magically come together on the first drawing. I started with list of 23 patterns and I drew them all out and then narrowed them down by ones that I thought looked the best, that I already had fabric in my stash for, and that I could make several outfits with each pattern to make the capsule go farther.
Being able to plan this way is exactly what I love about having a custom croquis! Instead of just writing a list of patterns, sewing them all up and hoping it turns out well, I can see what my collection looks like together. I can see how the patterns will look on me, what pieces can pair well together, and even plan out fabrics so that everything will coordinate to make a cohesive wardrobe!
What’s in your sewing queue? Do you just plan one make at a time or do you like to make some type of “collection”?
Editor’s note: Want to start sketching your dream wardrobe, but worried that you “can’t draw”? Check out Jaylyn’s last blog post, Overcoming the “I can’t draw” Mindset!
Jaylyn is a wife, mother of three, seamstress and blogger. She began sewing in 2016 after her first daughter was born. Though she enjoyed making tiny baby clothes, she eventually branched out into sewing for herself and now has embarked on a handmade wardrobe. She is self-taught and loves studying the entire process from pattern making to seam finishing. She also enjoys meeting friends for coffee, traveling with her family, and enjoying time outdoors! Jaylyn can be found on Instagram @jaylynpace_handmade and blogging at jaylynpacehandmade.com.