I have the best intentions with capsule and wardrobe sewing. Every so often, I decide to make a set number of garments that work together so that I have lots of outfits to wear. Usually I even sew a few of them.
This winter, I joined the Northern Hemisphere centric Summer 6 piece sew along at Stitchers Guild, running May to July. Naturally I ignored the Summer bit. I planned a capsule for work, as I seem to wear out these clothes with depressing frequency. I made a couple of blouses, a pair of dark olive trousers, knitted a cardigan and made a brown skirt that did not look good with the blouses, and I could only wear very occasionally to work anyway. 4 pieces, and a ring in, not too bad. Then my mother stole my cardigan. (It looked better on her) 3 pieces and a ring in. Only one month over the deadline I have I made another pair of trousers, dark brown wool, very thin (so I can wear them as it warms up) lined with cotton batiste, same pattern, same pocket as the dark olive pair made previously.
BWOF 04-2009-118 technical drawing, mine have devolved quite a bit
I might finish this capsule by our Summer. I am pretty sure I ame confusing capsule sewing with uniform sewing, but unfortunately, my work clothes are severely limited by what is practical for the tasks requried.
Worn here with a 2009 Vogue 7093 blouse (2009 SWAP). Rather repetive sewing I am afraid. However, sewing has excitements even when using the same pattern. This trouser pattern was last used for the world's most unflattering trouser jeans. I was quite nervous sewing this pair,in case they had the same strange crotch shortness and elephant leggedness of the denim pair, but they fit very nicely. The relief was considerable.
I have dragged my photographer to the park after work to add a little background variety to the photo shoot. Pity it was raining, and almost dark. Oh well.
Here is some more repetition, Jalie3 2215 yoga pants in Polartech powerdry.
These were quite exciting to sew though, mainly because there was an certain urgency in their construction.
It does not rain here much during winter. The school sports uniform, which in winter includes black tracksuit pants or similar, gets hung outside overnight to dry. This can be a problem. Some teenagers seem to think that wet yoga pants in the morning due to unusual overnight rain can be fixed by their mother sewing them a new pair before work. At least she made me a cup of tea. There is nothing like sewing induced adrenaline for waking you up! I hope you didn't miss my Supermum aura in the previous photograph, or maybe it has worn off by now.
Whilst we were at the park, it was very noisy, as the Rainbow lorikeets roost in the Bunya pines overnight, and were starting to return as the light faded. We can tell Spring is coming, some of those birds are sitting very close to each other.
(This tree is a jacaranda, not a Bunya Pine - the tails show up better without leaves in the tree)