Editing & Prioritizing Lisa’s Fabric Stash

My sewing clients routinely tell me they own more fabric than they could sew up in two lifetimes.  So why waste time sewing anything but the very best pieces – the ones that are the most flattering to your coloring and features?

After Lisa’s Color Certainty consultation, she wanted guidance to prioritize the projects she would choose to sew from her extensive collection of wonderful fabrics and pattern styles.

She mailed me swatches of her fabrics and photocopies of pattern covers you see below:

Lisa’s coloring is moderately soft, moderately warm and relatively low-contrast and her Color Fan is the same. Her body structure is petite and delicate.  Her northeastern US lifestyle is a mix of big-city chic and upscale-resort casual.

That description led us to eliminate these bright, high-contrast and large-scale pieces – items that would have made garments that wear HER instead of the other way around.

Can you see how each of these options would draw attention to itself and away from Lisa’s face, expressions, communications?

So here’s an example of some items we kept and prioritized for her upcoming projects:

And some more keepers and combinations:

Here are some of our accessory suggestions to complete potential outfits:

These choices move her toward a “nearly everything goes with everything” wardrobe.

What can you learn from Lisa’s experience?  Might a professional Fabric Stash Review help guide your sewing priorities and wardrobe development?

About Nancy Nix Rice

I help other women feel confident about how they look every day - regardless of their age, budget, lifestyle or the size tag in their pants - so they put wardrobe concerns on the back burner and go share their gifts with the world.

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