Wardrobe essentials, are the garments in your closet that give you the wardrobe foundation to build from. This information is created to inspire you to sew fashion basics, using sewing patterns that are currently available. If this sounds intimidating, don’t worry, there are plenty of sewing patterns for beginner and intermediate sewers. You can create your own wardrobe, even if your sewing skills are at a beginner level.
What is your fashion style. Do you have a fashion genre that you relate to? Here are some categories you may find helpful if you are unsure what your fashion style is.
Knowing how to sew and realizing that you can sew what ever you like, gives you options. Most people don’t sew everything that's in their closet, time is a factor, but the satisfaction of knowing you can is a wonderful thing.
I often take for granted that most people know a little about fashion and at least can put basic wardrobe pieces together. However, when I have an opportunity to people watch, I can see that this is not the case. The young, the old, and every age in between, often don’t have a good concept of how to put a decent outfit together. This is what inspired me to offer some advice on what staples we should have in our closet.
Please keep in mind if you are a stay at home mom or dad, or your job is "Phys Ed teacher" at the local high school, this doesn't mean that you have sweat pants, runners, and casual clothes and that is all, in your closet.
Diversify your wardrobe. You may not wear a suit all the time if at all, but having a classic, well fitting suit in your closet will go far when you need one.
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So let's start by getting a little personal. Your undergarments should never be ill fitting or tattered. I know for the most part no one sees these garments, but you do. So on that note, you feel so much better when your undergarments fit well and are in good condition. You can sew your own undergarments, but most of us don't have enough time in our lives for that. I recommend purchasing this part of your wardrobe, and keep it up to date. Don’t have bras and panties that don’t fit properly or they’re tattered in any way. Do your self a favor and keep these items in good shape.
On the other hand if you would like to try to make your own undergarments, here are sewing patterns to get you started.
T-shirts don't have to be plain to be a wardrobe essential. Knit fabrics are readily available online as well in the fabric stores. For more information about t-shirts as a wardrobe essential click the here. Both v-neck and scoop neck t-shirts are necessary to have on hand. You can easily find t-shirt patterns for both styles.
For more t-shirt pattern choices click the pattern companies below, you will find a wide variety of t-shirt pattens.
The dress shirt can look dressy or classic casual. You can wear a dress shirt with jeans, under a suit jacket, with a skirt and vest for a polished office look. There are so many ways to wear a white shirt and it's a necessary garment to have for your wardrobe.
A suit jacket, skirt and slacks in grey preferably charcoal grey and medium weight fabric, will give you year round versatility.
The reason I prefer charcoal grey over the classic black or navy suit? This is because it tends to be difficult in the warmer months to wear the darker colors. If you prefer to stick to black then that is certainly an option.
If you really feel restricted wearing a suit, then a vest is great replacement for the suit jacket. A vest looks very sharp with both a pair of slacks or a skirt.