New Look 6351 - Then & Now

Happy Monday All and hoping Everyone had a Spectacular Mother's Day!!!.

Well it's a new week and back to the daily work grind. While preparing my work wear for the week, I realized it's that time of the year where my closet purge is near. Also, my mind drifted into whether I succeeded in not wearing only  20% of my clothes 80% of the time.

With a closet full of clothes, last year I mulled over how best to ensure I wore 80% of my clothes.  In mentioning my wardrobe woes to my daughter, she thereafter forwarded this link on the Quick & Easy Hanger Trick.  Fast forward 5 months, I must say  it is an eye opener allowing me to re-evaulate what hangers were still backward.  

Now, I know exactly which garments will go to donation row. There are several blazers that will be donated, and in taking a closer inspection of why I didn't wear them, I realized that those garments were impulsive purchases. Guessing it's safe to say that during my impulsive purchasing, I did not take into consider the fit and how best it would work into or with other items in my closet.  A few pants will also be going too, honestly, the pants have been around too long and I have lost my love for them, despite still being in good condition.  Most definitely some blouses,  I have at least a dozen button-down blouses and have not worn any of them in over a year... bye button-downs.  The few dresses that I have fallen out of love with, will be refashioned to tops in the hopes of rejuvenating the love.

  One good thing is that my personally-made garments are still viable and got lot's of play.  Also when its time to swap out my Fall/Winter gear there will be less to lug to the attic.  Of course, I will continue the hanger trick for my Spring/Summer gear too.

 One of my favorite makes will retain its status in my closet when its time to swap out the Fall/Winter Gear.... New Look 6351.  These pants are e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g... comfortable, stylish & worked well through the Fall and early Spring.

THEN 2015 

Last year I paired it with a teal S.ears blazer & navy Wal.mart tank top. 

NOW 2016

This year, while scoring my local Savers Thrift shop, I scored this navy blue collarless double breasted blazer.  Squeal.... it paired perfectly with my tartan plaid pants & green tank top.

Win... Win...

If one is looking for an easy pants pattern... check out New Look 6351, you will not be disappointed.

Below are a few reviews on this pattern:

Until then,
Have a Great Week!!!


Myra said…
Great outfits and coordinating skills Ms. Sheila! And those plaid pants are adorable!! I am a purger, I clean out my closet about once every two years (that was when I was working!). Because we sew, I think we'll always have closets full of clothes (and nothing to wear, LOL!!). Most of my things go to donation and if they are too faded, worn or in need of repair...they go in the trash. I bet you love being able to make your own clothing too!
Sheila said…
Thank you Myra! I definitely enjoy making clothes. Of course with sewing... comes the need to purge, which at times can be hard. Some garments hold such sentimental value.
Well I like your both looks i.e of 2015 and 2016.You look chic in both pictures.You have carried out yourself so beautifully.Love your then and now both