The start of the new year has not been the best, but every cloud has a silver lining. Whilst lying in my bed with the dreaded flu I spent a lot of time staring at my open wardrobe, not having any energy or inclination to get up and close the door I began to realise that it needed a really good sort out and revamp. However after following the rules several years ago about decluttering your life and getting rid of anything that you haven't used in the last 6 months.(never doing that again) how many hours have I spent looking for a particular pair of shoes to go with the trousers I had just bought only to realise that they were victims of the life laundry.So as I lay there contemplating my next Lemsip (other cold remedies are available) I realised that what my wardrobe really needed was reclassifying, Several items are never worn because they don't go with anything, but I just can't get rid of them and all I need to do is create link pieces and make some additions, so far I have begun by putting the clothes into seasonal groups. As I am a woman that really likes to layer,(it does help with the hot flushes), many pieces can be used throughout the year, some pieces will be thrown out due to them almost falling apart......buttons will be removed and reused.That is the plan but how to implement it... well as some of you who know me will be aware that earlier last year I had a good clean up, sort out and documented all the unfinished projects that had been started over various years and put into bags for safekeeping and to be finished at a later date... I made a list and vowed not to start anything else until said list was completed, the list covered two sides of an A4 sheet of lined paper, rather daunted and surprised on how many things I had to do I cracked on, the satisfaction of ticking off the list really spurred me on and the list was completed by the beginning of December just in time to do a couple of Christmas handmade gifts.
I realised that for my wardrobe project an A4 sheet was not a goer, thankfully Seamwork magazine have come to my rescue, in my inbox this week appeared a free download for a project planner, absolutely brilliant, it needs tweaking to cover all my requirements , I am not a fan of the latest trend of having a "capsule wardrobe" of 10 pieces I know that would never work for me, I need several pages. I will keep you informed of my progress documenting the new pieces that I am adding to my wardrobe through the "fabric of the week" and "pattern of the week" sections of the website, I also want to ensure that each piece I create this year will be the best I can do so speed and quantity are not the focus, might mean lots of calicos.....so from feeling sorry for myself I have got an exciting year planned.
Finally, the shop has got a new logo which has been designed by my beautiful daughter, hope you like it.
Wishing you all a wonderfully creative and healthy 2018
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28 Regent Parade
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