Lopaisate I love your style and philosophy too.
I love fashion and colour and design so much I am so happy I can sew and wear items that I could not afford to buy RTW, or new trends each season.
Some clothes I have sewn don't get worn too much and some get worn to death. Comfort is a biggie, it may look good on me but the fabric may be too stiff or itchy or whatever. I reach for dresses a lot esp knit ones so plan on making more this summer.
Yes this is a great topic Ruthie, one I was pondering on as well last night when deciding on the 6 PAC. Should I stick to Nancy's strict column rules or just sew what I know I will love to wear and need right now.
At the beginning of each season I list trends, colours that I like and plan clothing accordingly that I will love to wear but also fill gaps in wardrobe, stuff that needs replacing, it has gotten stained, worn and do I need fresh pieces.
I am terrible however at replacing lounge wear, it gets worn lots , first thing in morning and eves, weekends at home. But its far more fun planning and sewing work wear as it will be "shown" to the public.
That's the bulk of my sewing, clothes for work.
I am also planning a fresh new bunch of workout clothes, they get worn out very fast. I have bought yoga pants and workout bra top-tees but want to make a new set of these as starting June I will join a new gym and workout a whole lot more in gym classes.
Its good for our egos when people ask where you got that cute top and I can say " I made it" Like today at a lunch seminar I attended, a lady admired my pants and top and I said just that.
I want that to happen too for cute workout clothes I have designed myself LOL
And lastly I do sometimes make things I will wear very infrequently but its more an exercise in an art form, I just LOVE the fabric and or pattern. The process of sewing it was fun