Garment/Project Suggestions

The 2013 Style the Stash Sew-A-Long runs from June 1 to December 31st.  That gives us two seasons of sewing and also opportunities for special occasion wear.

The following ideas may help to get you started on sewing and styling your stash:
  • Co-ordinated Wardrobe Capsules - 3 tops, 2 bottoms, I jacket/cardigan to layer with
  • Are you going into Me Made 14 - you'll need a couple of capsules that can be mixed and matched and lots of tops that go with both to change your look easily from day to day
  • And if you are still after that perfect pair of pants - use some stash to try them out
*Basic garments that are needed in your wardrobe: 


  • Skirts
  • Pants
  • Blouse
  • Shirt
  • T-shirt
  • Tops
  • Jackets 
  • Coats
  • Jeans
  • Leggings 
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  • Little Black Dress
  • Little Black Top and Skirt
  • Little Black Top and Trousers  
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  • Sundress
  • Office dress
  • Date dress
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  • Something colourful
  • Something with pattern
  • Something floral
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  • Black and White outfit 
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  • Knitted fabric garment  
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  • Beach Wear
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  • Nighties
  • Pyjamas
  • Lounge wear
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  • Children's Clothes
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  • Accessories - Hat, Bag, Gloves, Scarfs    
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  •  Special Occasion Outfit
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  • Home Furnishings
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  • Craft Items
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  • Xmas Gifts/Decorations 
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  • And anything else you can think of you would like to make 

Good luck and enjoy the process...




14 comments:

Sew Blessed Maw said...

Thank you Sarah. Know you have done a lot of work, to get this blog up and running. I appreciate it.

dkswife said...

I agree w/ Sew Blessed Maw. You have outdone yourself on this blog!

Mary said...

Thanks for these suggestions. I am currently working on a beachwear capsule, and will most likely add in a travel capsule...or maybe do a series of 1)skirts or 2)tees or 3)Sandra Betzina designs. The beachwear capsule is mainly linen and cotton with a few knit tees. I have made a dress, and am currently working on an oversized linen tee.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Hi everyone - it has been hard work, but it is so enjoyable working with such a great bunch of people who are so enthusiastic, it makes it a joy. Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with everyone - and Mary, your first capsules are absolutely great - I remember you saying you love the beach. Love your choices.

Janine said...
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Janine said...

(Oooops! I'll try again without the spelling errors.)
WOW! There is so much info here. Everytime, I take a peek at the blog, there's more and more inspiration. The blog is a real credit to you Sarah Liz. Thanks so much for all your hard work, it's greatly appreciated.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Hi Janine, spelling errors okay, I make them all the time :)

I think this is going to be a great community blog - it's also all of you that make this blog a real treat.

Far said...

Coordinated capsule... hmmmm.... I always thought that that refers to work attire, and since I am a SAHM now that doesn't refer to me, but now I have to change my mind... esp since nothing matches in my wardrobe, except with jeans. Hehe...

Scheryka said...

I felt the same way. SAHM have no need for coordination. In my house, why coordinate to only have spit up on the top in the morning and poo on the bottom in the evening. My mind changed after I started side eyeing those Mothers who have young ones and still look like they have a life! I wanted one too! Lol

redpointtailor said...

I am so glad this sew-along is running till 31st Dec... no time preassure... This list is very helpful. I will have to critically look at my garments and compare all with the lsit. Great company - it will go easier :-) and with great pleasure!

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Hi Everyone - I think a lot of us that spend a lot of time at home, for whatever reason, tend to not really value what we wear - I do the same - I've got to change this behaviour as well. Have you noticed how they don't put stylish clothes for SAHM or SAH anybody else in the fashion mags - it's like you are not existent. Lets change that...

Hi Beata - yes, no pressure, just sew at your own speed :)

lavender65 said...

Sarah...is it too late to join? I just found you and would like to become inspired and encouraged to finally use up all of my fabric that has been stored in 5 large bins in my garage!

Let me know...

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Hi, no it is not too late to join, and I see from my email that you have contacted me - I'll send you an invite straight away :)

L said...

How did I miss this page? Wow, SL. This is fantastic!