Monday, March 10, 2014

Customized Minimalism and Another Nebula Shirt

One of the first steps (and biggest challenge) of a minimalist closet is getting the core pieces. I hate shopping post-baby. Usually, it's because I have to take him with me and that is sooooo much fun for a two-year old. Therefore, it is soooooo much fun for mommy.

Anyway, nothing fits right and I'm really not too fond of most of the new RTW fashions. I'm a Classics kinda girl. I can find clothes I like at the boutiques and high-end department stores, but, let's face it...I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on one piece of clothing. I don't care how much use I'll get out of it when I can make something just as good (if not better) for a fraction of the cost. Call me cheap. Sewing a garment is exciting for me, so I make the time to make what I need. My closet is full of clothes that I made for myself, and I'll continue to replace worn-out RTW clothes with custom pieces. The freedom that comes in picking the style and the fabric and custom-tailoring the design to meet your own needs is just not something that the big box stores can sell.

A breastfeeding-friendly faux wrap dress in olive twill, pink stitching:

A tunic mini dress in navy jersey knit:

The two dresses are great additions because they're versatile and in fairly neutral colors. By adding layers, I can wear them almost year-round.

The wrap dress can be paired with a  blazer, jean jacket, or cardigan. Ditch the sash for a belt that makes a statement. Wear it with boots, flats, or wedges.

The mini dress looks great over a pair of jeans, leggings, or an A-line skirt.

Another Nebula Shirt!

I finished this shirt a few months ago and never shared. I was waiting to get it listed in my shop, and, well, time gets away from me. Spring really needs to get here soon so that I can get back to painting.


Available Here.