Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wardrobe Architect progress report

Previously on the Wardrobe Architect...

Armed with a color scheme, specific silhouettes, and notes about what I already owned, I generated a massive list of items that would fill the holes in my spring/summer capsule collection. That was over a month ago and since then, I've actually stuck to the list! Not because I have to, but because I'm excited about adding items to this capsule wardrobe. 

I'll admit, I'm getting a little addicted to the thought of having a completely coordinating wardrobe. I've separated my closet into two sections, one that fits my color scheme and one that doesn't. I find myself turning to the coordinated side FAR more often. Everything goes together, everything looks purposeful, and the colors make me happy when I wear them. Who knew having "rules" would be so liberating?

So let's turn to the to-do list and see what kind of progress I'm making. These categories are based on my chosen silhouettes, which you can see here, and the colors noted above. These items are the ones I need to make/buy and do not include anything I already own.

Loose tops
Shearwater Kaftan in grey
Renfrew in black
Vogue 8950, View A in pink/blue
Simplicity 1463, View B in grey

Loose tanks
Perfect Slouchy Tank in blue
Perfect Slouchy Tank in tribal print

Fitted tanks
(didn't need any more of these!)

Skinny pants
New Look 6216 in denim
Skinny jeans in blush pink--buy?
Alter RTW jeans and dye bright blue

Simplicity 1879 in denim
Thurlows in navy/white stripe
Shorts in blush pink--buy?

Grey capris--buy?

Casual dresses
Coastal Breeze in grey/white
Coastal Breeze in pink/blue floral print

Black jumpsuit

Victoria Blazer in pink

A few of these things are unblogged, the rest you can see on my Projects for Her page. There are 20 items on this list, and I've made 10! Not bad! Ten and a half if you count my navy/white stripe Thurlows which are languishing in UFO-land due to fit issues. Ten items made, three to buy, two to upcycle, one to finish. That leaves 4 to go! Wow! I can't believe I've made this much progress. I have other projects floating around in my mind that fit my color scheme, but aren't on the "official" plan. We'll see what I get to first. Which leads me to my next question...what do you want to see blogged next? I have a little bit of a backlog of completed items, so you tell me what you want to see!

Renfrew t-shirt
SBCC Tonic Tee
Bombshell swimsuit (!!!)
Pink/blue floral Coastal Breeze dress
Problematic Thurlow shorts

Comment below and tell me what interests you the most!


  1. Oh wow, you surely have made great progress! I envy your planning, it must have been a huge task! But like you say, if you enjoy it, it doesn't feel like a chore. I would love to see your Coastal Breeze dress, since the weather is warming up here in my part of the world and I have a huge craving for dresses :)

  2. It was a bit of work to get the list nailed down, but it was worth it. I posted one Coastal Breeze today, and I still have another one to blog as well!


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