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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TaMera's Wardrobe Builder / Month 1 / McCall's 6992

A couple of week ago I came across the Wardrobe Builder project and thought it would help me stay focused on getting TaMera some good pieces into her closet. Month one is coming to a close and I'm feeling good! ...basically because I finished the sweater. haha

The pattern is McCall's 6992 and both fabrics are from Grandmother's stash!

February is Shirts and Blouses...and I just...uhhh...broke my pattern fast with this great blouse pattern for TaMera! So you might be seeing next month! 

Fabric used on this project: 2 yards
Fabric used in 2017: 2 yards

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2017 Wardrobe Builder

I've been trying to find something to help me keep sewing for my younger sister and I think I may have stumbled upon the perfect thing!

The #WardrobeBuilder

Which is a garment a month to get you (at least) 12 varying garments by next year.
January (for example) is a sweater, April; dresses and September; trousers! 

TaMera is in desperate need of some new clothes.
We actually tried to go shopping this weekend but everything she tried was met with "It just doesn't fit right." "See how it's gapping?"
Just one of the many examples of ready-to-wear clothes not welcoming unique shaped bodies. But sticking to what they think is "average".

So I'm going to try and do the Wardrobe Builder! Not for myself but for TaMera and I'm going to make her garments a priority. 

  • She's going to be over my Seasonal Sew Wardrobe:Deep Stash 

Because if I'm being truthful...I sew for myself a LOT and have plenty of clothes to wear. So if I don't make the deadline for SSW:DS that's okay! 
  • She's going above my stashbusting goals

As you know, I've been working on sewing only from the stash and am currently on a fabric and pattern buying fast. But if there's a fabric I need to make a certain garment for TaMera...I'm going to get it.

It's just time for me to get over my fear of FBAs, (Full Bust Adjustments) Sway-Back Adjustments,  slopping shoulders, full seat adjustments and the other "smaller in comparison" adjustments.
It's time for her to be comfortable and confident in the clothes she's wearing.
It's time she feels the way I feel when I step out of the house in an outfit I love, that fits and looks good on me!

2017 is the year of TaMera! It's time to get sewing!

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