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Complete Minimalist Slow Fashion Wardrobe List

by Amelia Greenhall - 06/22/2019

This is a work-in progress post, which I am keeping published as I work on it.

Goals:

  • About 150 items over time, maybe made over the course of 5-8 years. (So that the cost of the sewing machine goes to <$1/garment with use.) ⁃ Most things mix and match with anything else. ⁃ Layerable for different weather conditions, moods, circumstances. ⁃ Easy to care for - hand or machine washable, nothing requires regular dry-cleaning. ⁃ Natural fabrics like cotton, cotton canvas, linen, wool, tencel, silk, raw silk (silk noil), hemp, and blends of those. ⁃ Play with sheerness, transparency, translucency, color. ⁃ Mostly androgynous or subtle/simple, to fit my personal style. ⁃ Of a quality level and aesthetic similar to the slow fashion-ish brands I’m interested in.

Things I don’t want to make (or exclusively make): vintage jeans, hats, shoes/sandals, knit sweaters, socks, bras, underwear.

Pants

Sailor Pants (Kamm-pant-like)

Ranger Pant (Kamm-pants-like - no side seam tapered leg)

Studio Pant, Flat Front + Elastic Back

Slim Pant, Elastic Waist

Wide Leg Pant, Elastic Waist

Super Wide Leg Pant, Elastic Waist

Pant-like things

Overalls

Dungarees - beaton Linen, Ilana Kohn

Coveralls

Playsuit

Outerwear

Chore Coat

Tops

Tie Top

Short Sleeve button down

Long sleeve button down

Tank tops - Button front - Button back

Scoop neck

Vneck

Camisole - Vneck - Flat neck - Button front - linen, silk, velvet

Thick wool drop shoulder wide neck (21.5” tall, 25” pit to pit, dropped sleeves, gathering at bottom)

Undergarments / Swim

High waist

Coverup

Dresses

Scoop neck/back, side slit. (40” long, 1” wide straps, 8” front drop and 12” back drop)

— Amelia Greenhall