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12 months, 12 outfits – February plan

Nothing quite like making a sewing plan and then getting sick. Long story short, I have some catching up to do on the January outfit. It’s ok though because I am ahead on sewing for February.

12M12O February plan

The plan for this month is simple enough. One dress. I actually made it a couple weeks ago, in between sick days, snow days, and other stressful bits. I’ll write it up in the next post once I have pictures. I’m sticking with the same shoes as last month, and a handbag and jewelry I already own. The scarf, we’ll see. I have some options already – one that’s a wrap similar to the one shown, and one handknit (my red Viajante).

And this is it for today. I’ll be back next week to show you my new dress with the scarf options.

See you then!

12 months, 12 outfits – a new wardrobe in a year

Here’s my new plan for wardrobe building. I’m taking inspiration from Janice’s 12 Months – 12 Outfits series at The Vivienne Files where she chooses six scarves at the beginning of the year and builds coordinating wardrobes around them one outfit per month. This year, two of the scarves feature a color palette that’s basically dark neutral, light neutral, and two shades of one accent color.

12M12O Color palette

I’ll be working with black, pale gray, and shades of red. Janice’s posts will serve as a blueprint or inspiration for my sewing projects each month. I figure there may be times where an existing garment will work really well but for the most part I expect to sew each outfit. I tend to wear skirts and dresses much more than pants so I’ll adjust the ratio accordingly as we go.

12M12O January plan

The plan for January looks pretty easy – black skirt, red cardigan, and pale gray (or maybe red) long-sleeved top. I already have the skirt and top patterns fitted, and the cardigan shouldn’t require much adjusting. As far as the accessories, the shoes shown are my favorite work shoes, the earrings are in the jewelry drawer, and the scarf is representative of several I already own.

I’ve noticed that having sunshine makes all the difference when I’m cutting and sewing black fabric so I’ll probably start with the skirt if it’s sunny next week. Or if it’s all cloudy and gray, I’ll start with the top.

See you soon!