Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fall Clothing Series: Getting Organized & Printable

I hope you have been enjoying the start of our Fall Children's Clothing Series!  I know it has been pretty fun for me!

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So today I am going to share with you how I "organized" myself to start putting together my children's wardrobes.  This is a very important step.  I have found that if I just "go shopping" or "start sewing" I end up with like 40 of one thing and none of the other items that I originally set out to get.  (I am sure that has never happened to any of you.  You have far more self restraint, right?!)

So the first thing is I went through their closets to see what they already had!  I know right, brilliant!  But I wanted to keep to a budget (which I will talk about in another post) and have clothing they could wear ALL fall and into the winter and not grow out of everything in October!  Totally frustrating right.

So I made a list of what they had.  I took that list and created the list/printable below.  (And I am so nice I am sharing it with you!  So nice!!)  

I have 4 columns.  What the item I need, if I plan to purchase or make it, what pattern I have to make it with and the total cost.  

My favorite column was the Patten Column.  This forced me to look through ALL of my digital and paper patterns and actually use them!!  I only have like 50 digital patterns.  I am sure none of you can relate. (snicker, snicker)  It is another addiction I have.  But I have them, why not use them!!!

None the printable above is a starting point for you.  It is nowhere a complete list of what your child needs in their wardrobe.  This is what I came up with for my children depending on what they had or what they needed.  There is a boy list and a girl list for download.  If it will help you get organized, WONDERFUL, if not, no biggy. 

 Want the free printable?  Check it out HERE 


1 comment:

  1. Just so you know, I love the green outfit with the long chevron sleeves, in my top five, for sure.