Ten Steps to Getting Started with Your DIY Capsule Wardrobe

There is only a couple weeks officially left for spring, but I intent on making the best of it and making a few spring wardrobe projects to share with you guys. Today I shared another video in our series. The goal is to post a videos and share my progress here on the blog and on our social media. This video takes you through my initial planning and how I selected the colours I will be using in my wardrobe.

*This is a pre-recoded video.

Here Are 10 Steps To Getting Started

  1. Purge your closet and only keep the items you love.
  2. Identify the clothing that need new coordinating pieces.
  3. Select the colours you will like to use as your colour palette.
  4. Look at current fashion trends for ides on what styles you might like to add to your existing wardrobe.
  5. Visit pattern websites and select patterns that coordinate with your wardrobe pieces.
  6. Create a template or line sheet to see what the designs will look like together.
  7. Review your fabric stash to see what you already have and decide on what new materials you will need.
  8. Create a project schedule for how and when you will be making your pieces.
  9. Take your body measurements.
  10. Purchase your patterns and any needed materials.

You can do most of these activities from the safety of your home, just check out the websites of your favourite stores. You can also create Pinterest boards to help gather your ideas and assist with planning your activities.

Join the sew-along at any point or simply apply what you learn to other projects. In our next post we will share pattern details and the next step in our sew-along! If you missed our introduction then check out this post.


DIY Capsule Wardrobe Sew-Along
How to Take Body Measurements for Sewing
Why You Should Make A Toile Or Muslin
Sewing Knits Without A Serger


Burda 6573 – Sewing Pattern Review  – High-Waisted Pants


Last updated 07/06/22


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