Well, I made it through week 3. I consider that an accomplishment!
Between work and life obligations this week has flown by. And there is no sign of slowing down any time soon. No complains there. To be honest it gets kind of confusing to document my daily outfits into one post. Instagram saves the day by the end of the week. Although not all days are documented there either.
I will keep this post short because I can hardly remember my week.
Basic Tank | RTW jeans | Birkenstocks
Scout Tee | Brassie Joggers | RTW jean jacket
Basic Tank | RTW jeans | Blackwood Cardigan
Basic Tank | Emerson Shorts | Crocks
Scout Tee | Brassie Joggers
Sout Tee | Emerson Pants
Truth be told I can see how repetitive my outfits are. This is mostly because last year I decided to sew a lot of articles of clothing using the same pattern. I was in the very difficult position of not having enough clothes to wear, so batch sewing made sense at the time. This year though I am in a much MUCH better place so I am going to try to utilize my pattern stash. Maybe this way I can incorporate some new designs in my wardrobe without having to change my style.
How is your challenge going along?
Over one year ago I decided it was time to build a wardrobe. One that fit my real lifestyle and my real dimensions! On top of that, my clothes had to actually fit me. And not vice versa.
By now you know my deep love for basics. They are wardrobe workhorses and can make you look put together for every occasion. If you style them appropriately that is.
This is most of my fabric stash. Not pictured are: one drawer of dress fabric that I forgot I had, one drawer full of lining and one drawer full of batting.
So, in the last post, I showed you how to lengthen your pants using bias binding. There I mentioned that my preferred method to stitch the bias to the pant was by hand.
Time for another simple trick. How to lengthen your pants.
Have you ever needed to add length to your pants? Just a cm or two? Well, at 5’3” this doesn’t happen often to me. On the contrary shortening pants is the first alteration I learned how to make. I used to chop off a least 2-3 inches off of my pants. Shocking I know!