I love wardrobe capsules. It really simplified things for me. My plan was to pick one and imitate it. Then, I would build on it here and there. I would know how to coordinate (thanks to the wardrobe capsule) and it would save me time and potential sewing distractions. I picked this one via Pinterest. I think it best suits my current wardrobe needs. Also, I have almost all the fabric needed in my stash already. Win.
Here are my plans so far:
White button blouse: White cotton poplin. Vogue 8772 view D but with three-quarters length sleeve and cuff. I really don't like wearing long-sleeved shirts. I end up rolling up the sleeves anyway.
Blazer: Black ponte knit. Butterick 5926 view A minus the trim. There could be a knit cardigan or two in my future. I have to look through my closet at the 20+ cardigans I already own and see what colors I need. But knit blazer first since I don't already have one.
Pencil skirt: Black cotton poplin. New Look 6107 view D. I made this skirt last year but never blogged about it. There were a couple of fit issues but I had no idea what to do about them at the time. Now that I know how to fix them, this skirt will probably become a TNT pattern. I also want to add some flair to my wardrobe and make another pencil skirt using Vogue 8363.
Pants: McCall's 6757 or Simplicity 1696. I'm leaning towards 6757 as it doesn't have a fly-front zipper (but I would move the zipper to the side). To me, it makes more sense to pick something simple to construct so that I can focus on my fit issues instead of trying to tackle those and a new-to-me zipper application. But we'll see. This will be an on-going project that I will squeeze in between other items on my list.
I do want to add a black, charcoal (I have lightweight charcoal wool suiting), or navy (I have navy wool crepe) sheath dress, pleated skirt and a shirt dress but those will be in the second wave of wardrobe sewing. Also, I have three other colors of poplin in my stash so there will be more than one button down shirt in my future.
This list is my no means static. I may change out a pattern or two but I think I have a pretty good shot at accomplishing this list if I try not to deviate too much from it. Pants pattern suggestions are welcome as well as tutorials on pants fitting.