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wardrobe RESOLUTIONS

AMANDA CARESTIO

SEW NEWS SENIOR EDITOR • @SEAMSANDSTONE

My favorite thing about sewing and wardrobe planning is that it’s an evolving process and definitely not an exact science. I prefer to plan things by season and by month, and then give myself room to deviate if inspiration strikes. Planning by season, while a bit lofty, helps ensure things coordinate and make the most of my (growing!) stash. I tend to make larger fabric purchases twice a year (for my birthday and Christmas) for the upcoming season and leave room for a (hopefully) small amount of impulse purchases in between – that doesn’t always work, friends! New this year, I’ve used sketching to solidify my plans and stay focused. My process is mostly successful: I’ve gotten so much better at sewing things I love and wear, and that work with the other pieces in my wardrobe. I also tend to stay pretty focused: I’m not as tempted by new patterns and new fabrics as I used to be. I’m pretty practical with my makes —

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