Handmade Family Wardrobe // Fall Sewing Schemes

I’m sort of halfway, not-really-intentionally working on having a handmade family wardrobe. The idea is that I’ll only make and keep items that my kids and I love, are high quality, special, and worth keeping.  Not necessarily going for quantity but lovely quality.  Hopefully that will simplify their wardrobe, and  omit part of the daily drawer-spew that is my life.  If I’m honest (love saying this I feel so British), it’s completely time-consuming and crazy, but I’m just shooting for a couple real gems for each of us. ‘Cept the Mister. Because… I’ve never managed to please him when buying stuff for him, and so to sew for him? I just can’t bear to rejected at that level.

For me: 1) I have been dreaming of a floral blazer (inspired by you, Kelli!). So far I haven’t found the perfect floral, so we’ll see. Got to have the perfect floral… 2) a simple lace blouse like this one from Madewell; I’m on a lace rampage! 3) Jeans! Ottobre latest women’s issue #9 4) basically I want to do a Mama-variation of the Kindergarten Classic. Again with the dyed lace.

mad mim fall wardrobe scheming for the girl

For the girl: 1) A shirt similar to this one which is just special. It looks like a variation on a simple raglan tee. 2) I would love to do a longer dress version of this Twinkleules floral tunic with large front pockets. 3)I love the idea of a chambray or other neutral dress embellished with bright pom poms. Not exactly this beautiful top, but along those lines…I also need to find a good jacket/coat to make for her this winter.

For the boy: 1)This handsome sweater with raglan seams and buttons is just dreamy.  I think there’s an Ottobre pattern that would be similar. 2)cool little basic tees with stencil designs like this. I already have two almost three of these made, post to come! And lastly, 3) slim legged jeans 4) a grandpa sweater in sky blue, and 5)some trim little slacks for Sunday (images via Jcrew kids).

mad-mim-fall-wardrobe-scheming-for-the-baby

1) The only thing I have planned for Baby Girly at the moment is a baby version of the Tilly Chambray jumper. I just plan on adding snaps to the legs, and simplifying the pattern a bit! Presh. I also am thinking that number 2 of the girl’s list would work well for her too…?

Besides all this lofty sewing madness, I have several different projects going on–I’m sure that I won’t have all the time I want to dedicate to our family wardrobe. That’s okay.  Scheming is half the fun and doesn’t involve as much seam ripping…

 

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Miriam

Yeah, the Ottobre pattern I’m thinking of has buttons on both sides, and I’m thinking it is just smart, because The Tribe family is a family of HUGE heads!!

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Kelli

Let me know if you find the perfect floral for that blazer. I have been on the lookout, but no luck. Can’t wait to see all of these projects.

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Miranda

Totally diggin. I need to take the time to figure out my next couple wardrobe additions. That floral blazer is kick a. And I love the tribal lace combo.

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Jacinta

Love that Joules floral tunic…. not for my daughter, for me! 🙂
Great selection there, really need to focus on some basics for the summer here. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with…

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Miriam

I totally pinned that Joules floral tunic originally for me! It wasn’t until later that I thought it would be cute for her. I may just make three different versions of it–one for me, one for the girl, one for the baby!

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