My Handmade Wardrobe Costs

This is mainly for my own log of costs as I am just hoping to find out how much I am spending in creating a handmade wardrobe. This may seem very boring to some people but if want more information than the basic stats below scroll down for more details - the scientist/nerd in me loves details and spreadsheets.

Any fabrics or notions I already have in my stash from before I started this blog will be classed as free as I have not taken into account how much I spent before that other than patterns.

If I do not blog any items but I do sew them I will add them here too.

Also these will be copied and pasted from Excel as much easier to keep updating so apologies if the formatting is all wrong!

The basic stats:


Total Number of Items Made
30
Number wearable items:
20
Number of patterns used:
12
Cost of patterns used:
£52.00
Cost of fabric used:
£104.4
Total cost
£156.4
Average cost per wearable item:
£7.82

Pattern
Cost of pattern
Version
Fabric cost
Wearable?
Love at First Stitch  - Delphine
FREE
1 - Denim
FREE
Yes
2 - Spot
£2.00
No
3 - Gingham
£4.50
Yes
Love at First Stitch - Clemence
FREE
1
£2.00
No
Miette Skirt
£12.50
1 – Gingham
£10.00
Yes
2 – Black/White viscose
£2
No
Scout Tee
£4.00
1
£2.00
No
Simplicity 8523
FREE
1
£2.00
No
2
£3.00
No
Colette Laurel
£7.50
V1 – Navy Tile
£3.30
Yes
V2 - Black Smudge
£2.65
No
V3 – B&W Grid
£6.00
No
V4 – Flowery
£3.30
Yes
V5 – Navy stripe
£2.20
No
V6 – Flowery
£6.00
No
Seamwork Osaka
£4 (one month subscription)
1 - Black Elephants
£12.00
Yes
2 – Denim
£7.00
Yes
3 – Seagull
£4.00
Yes
Gored Circle Skirt
FREE online
1 – Black
£3.80
Yes
2 – Flowers
£6.00
Yes
Love at First Stitch – Megan/Lilou Mash Up
FREE
1 – Ikat
£5.50
Yes
Cashmerette Concorde
£10
1 – Navy Stripe
£3
Yes
Simplicity 1364
£4.00
1 – Gingham
Free
Yes
Cashmerette Springfield
£10
V1 - Turquoise
£1.65
Yes
V2 - Black Dots
50p
Yes
V3 – Powder Blue flowers
£4.50
Yes
V4 – Navy Flower
FREE
Yes
V5 – Elephants
FREE
Yes
V6 – Black/White/Red
FREE
Yes
V7 – Bright Flower
FREE
Yes


Percentage Success Rate = 66.6% - Binning some UFOs has cost me some money and some serious success rate!

3 comments:

  1. This is just the sort of thing I like to do! My costs are significantly higher than yours, even using cheap fabric at £5 per metre I think my dresses work out close to £30 each. If I factored in the cost of lessons and workshops, this could easily triple! No way I would spend this in the shops, so I justify it on the cost per hour of entertainment.

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    1. I have not yet taken any lessons (hoping to soon), I am hoping the costs of each make don't run so high but like you say it is entertainment but I would like something productive out of it so not just an expensive waste of time, so far its going ok though, just wish I had more time to devote to it :)

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  2. just consider the environmental (and social) externalities associated with RTW and the calculus gets better. (environmental science nerd here)

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Thanks for commenting, I will try my best to reply to each of you as soon as I can. I love reading other peoples blogs so please include your blog if you have one so I can be nosey!

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