I think this insight is also great to consider as you plan your special garment for the Summer Spark Sew-Along. What kind of garment will get you through your real life stylishly?
You know I can't resist a pie chart. So when Sarai and Caitlin of Colette Patterns tallied up their hours and wrote about creating an activity appropriate wardrobe, I couldn't help but copy their efforts.
In late April, I tallied up my waking-hour activities for a week. And this is what my real life looks like:
So what did this tallying of hours teach me? I work in a fairly casual office, so I can pretty much use the same wardrobe from work to social engagements to home. Work's my opportunity to show off nicer threads (that I can bike in), and I tend to prefer stretchy, comfy things at home. And when I travel, I want to wear comfy, easy-to-layer items.
In all, my wardrobe should mostly have items that are:
- Versatile, day-to-night or casual-to-formal
- Comfortable, for commuting and travel
- Easy to layer, for changing weather/environments
With a few sprinklings of:
- More formal garments for work/special events (and also 'cause I love making them)
- Loungewear for at-home only
Highly recommended exercise. If you looked at your daily schedule, what type of garments would most serve you?