I cannot be the only one, a beautiful fabric stash organised (folded is enough to be classed as properly organised right?) in a large chest, a cupboard full to bursting of exciting untried patterns and a very limited amount of time to sew.

What this all ends up meaning is I spend days planning stunning hand sewn capsule wardrobes using my personal favourite tool for this; the wardrobe sudoku technique. I research looks to recreate, mentally assign fabric to patterns, draw iterations of what it will all look like and even buy notions so I’m good to go when I am able to set aside time for the actual process of preparing and sewing. My sewing plans are nearly always extravagant and involved.

And by then, you guessed it, I have clearly not left enough time to sew even half the things on my beautifully colour coded list having simultaneously managed to... [read more]