To date, I’ve had nearly 600 responses to my #2017makenine survey (thank you!). The most popular items are:
- Dress – 37.10%
- Jeans – 32.38%
- Top – 31.87%
- Trousers – 23.78%
- Knitwear – 23.27%
- Skirts – 18.72%
Dresses were in the lead, which makes me think I’d like to add two dresses to my #2017makenine pledge. I’m also glad to be reminded how essential jeans are as I’d like to sew a second pair of Ginger jeans, having recently re-discovered my first pair.
So, that’s two dress patterns, one jeans pattern… I have my thoughts about tops. But because I paid for a month’s access to this survey service, and because it’s fun to drill down, here’s a slightly more detailed questionnaire, asking for your favourite dresses, tops and skirts. This weekend, I hope to tip out my pattern stash and filter. Thanks again for your help.
Finally, a note on capsule wardrobes. More than a few blog readers seemed dismayed that I was going anywhere near a capsule wardrobe, believing that this would drain all the fun and spontaneity out of my sewing. Interesting!
What is it that divides us here? The phrase ‘capsule wardrobe’, bringing to mind some utilitarian corporate dream? A perceived division between order and creativity? Or did I just choose the wrong phrasing, when what I really want is a fun, contemporary wardrobe that coordinates and suits my life?
Answers on a postcard!