Sep 28, 2014

Autumn Sewing Plans - Resources for wardrobe planning


Do you feel inspired to start planning your own fall wardrobe, but need some help to get started?

Below a selection of  resources that I've found particularly helpful to start thinking about my wardrobe in a different way.

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1. The Colette Wardrobe Architect



I've mentioned it a few times before: the Colette Wardrobe Architect has been the single biggest influence in changing my perspective on my wardrobe and redefining my core style.
With weekly assignments, well written pieces and helpful worksheets this series helps you to get active and really make a difference. Don't forget to read the comments section of the weekly assignments. It contains some interesting insights of other participants.

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2. Into Mind
























A more recent discovery of mine. This website focuses on the benefits of a curated wardrobe, minimalism and simple living. Very practical and down to earth. I admire the strong focus on quality over quantity. Like the Colette Wardrobe Architect this blog contains articles and practical guides to get you started on curating your wardrobe.

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3. Project 333











Project 333 describes itself as "a minimalist fashion challenge that invites you to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months."
The project has been widely publicized and has a large blogger following. There are many inspiring blog posts and Pinterest boards to get you inspired to dress with a relatively small capsule collection.

The blog Un-Fancy is a popular example.

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4. The Vivienne Files




Regular examples of small capsule collections in interesting color palettes.
I do not always like the particular items, but find the concept inspiring.

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5. The Uniform Project


Proving just how little you need when you select good basics and fun accessories. A very inspiring project! I highly recommend to watch the lookbook and TEDx videos that you can find on their homepage.




















"In May 2009, with fashion as her medium, and education her cause, U.P Founder Sheena Matheiken launched the Uniform Project, pledging to wear one little black dress for 365 days as an exercise in sustainability and a fundraiser to support the Akanksha Foundation— a non-profit organization providing education to underprivileged children living in Indian slums. And for the next year, Sheena reinvented her uniform by accessorizing with vintage, handmade, reused, or donated pieces." 

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Bonus:
Sewaholic's blogpost about the Frosting vs Cake conundrum. Very interesting read about sewing what you like vs sewing what you actually wear on a daily basis. Widely picked up by sewing bloggers (just google) and some interesting observations in the comments.

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Any inspiring blogposts that I missed? I would love to hear more in the comments!


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