Monday, August 26, 2013

My Handmade Wardrobe Inventory

Looking at my closet I wondered just how many of the clothes in my closet were made by me. A quick inventory is below, to see these items and read their reviews and construction details, go look at My Handmade Wardrobe.

Knit Tops:
  • Mustard Burdastyle "Let's Twist Again..." top
  • Pink polka dot Butterick 5429 twist top
  • Autumnal floral Butterick 5429 twist top
  • Black New Look 6838 short-sleeve boatneck
  • Red, black & white New Look 6838 long-sleeve boatneck
  • Magenta New Look 6807 gathered-sleeve top
Woven Tops:
  • Grainline Scouts
    Brown print
    Red twill w/ full back
    Cornflower blue floral w/ gathered 3/4 sleeve
  • Gray Grainline Tiny Pocket Tank
  • Yellow gingham Colette Sorbetto
  • Multicolor dots Sorbetto
  • Swiss Dot Vogue 9772 bias top
  • Cream Vogue 2068 gauze top
  • Blue Simplicity BBW 3835 top
  • Cream Simplicity 3835/Vogue 8392 gathered long-sleeve top
  • Autumnal floral  Simplicity 3835/Vogue 8392 gathered long-sleeve top
  • Cream Butterick 4632 gathered yoke shell
  • Red Butterick 2564 cut-on sleeve shell
Interesting note: I like my clothing easy to sew and easy to wear. None have zippers, only two have buttons but only on the backs and all can be pulled on over my head, if needed. So, I probably should make at least two shirts with buttons or snaps for a more formal look. Maybe. If it ain't broke...

  • Built By Wendy Sew U skirts
    Black corduroy
    Brown corduroy
    Gray wool
  • Blue denim Simplicity 8126 wrap skirt
  • Red twill Simplicity 5914* skirt
  • Heather gray Pattern Runway gathered skirt
  • Black floral Simplicity 9765 long skirt
  • Iridescent purple Vogue 7058 ball skirt
  • Purple Simplicity 2152 linen A-line skirt
  • Teal abstract floral Paprika Patterns Jade skirt
  • Pink polka dot SewStylish One-Hour Dress
  • Heather tan Simplicity 2406 belted cotton dress
  • Purple Butterick 4948 corduroy dress
  • Orange plaid McCall's 6712 "maternity" dress w/ shoulder ties
  • Green New Look 6939 shift
  • Floral New Look 6939 shift dress
  • Beige Burdastyle "Anda" shift
  • Red floral New Look 6860 sun dress
  • Autumn floral Simplicity 5190 faux-wrap dress
  • Floral McCall's 5042 full-skirted dress
  • Red Colette Oolong #1008 dress
  • Black Vogue 9968 knit cowl dress
Note: Only one zipper in the bunch(!!), all others can be pulled over the head.

Special Occasion**:
  • Blue Simplicity 8343 brocade full-length gown.
  • Bronze Style 2448 velour 1920-ish gown.
  • Blue/yellow shot cotton McCall's 9403 strapless dress.
  • Brown gabardine Vogue 9745 flat-front trousers
  • Heather tan Vogue 2883 shorts
  • Purple and green Vogue 2532 plaid shorts
Only one pair of pants but have fabric and supplies for four others. Must get on that for fall.

  • Purple knit Simplicity 2560 cardigan
  • Brown Vogue 1476 (Issey Miyake) coat
  • Peacock blue half slip
  • Green/B&W stripe Indigorchid #705 panty
  • Kwik Sew 2529 sleepwear
    Blue-gray fleece short-sleeve tank and boxer briefs
    Light/dark blue fleece color-block tank and boxer briefs
    Multi-color fleece night shirt
*Recently reissued as Simplicity 1560 with same photo & illustrations.
**First two no longer fit and the third is impractical for my life now.


sewmuch2learn said...

WOW! That is quite an impressive wardrobe! And to have made all of those pieces. That speaks volumes for your sewing abilities! I am truly in awe. Perhaps one day I will make that milestone.

Mugsy's in Stitches said...

Holy crow! Such an inspiration to those of us starting out on this "sewing my wardrobe" thing. You should feel rightfully proud of yourself :)