Watcha Wearin January | Week 1

Jan 7, 2017

Welcome to Watcha Wearin January, hosted by the lovely Tibeca of Sewing By Ti!!  With the new year, there are a lot of new resolutions.  One that we’ve seen floating around the sewing world a lot is that people want to stop being such sewing-group lurkers, and actually take some of that inspiration and sew more for themselves.  We are here to help!

A bunch of the ladies on the tour have sewn new clothes, and shown you how to create capsule pieces that will be functional and live in your wardrobes for all of eternity.  I am here, to show you how truly possible it is to function with an entire closet full of handmade clothing.  I’ll be coming back every Saturday to recap my weekly wears…and I’ll provide as many links to patterns and fabrics as I can!  Pinkie swear.

I work from home…and it’s winter.  So my wardrobe this time of year consists of skinny pants and shirts that have curved hems, or at least come down in the back enough to cover my bum.  That’s all I really need.  I want my figure to show but I want to be comfy.  And because our house is INSANELY cold and drafty, I want to be mostly covered.  Pretty easy to acheive, right?

Jan 1: It was Sunday, and the day after I drank and ate too much.  So comfy was required.  I slipped on my M4M Mama Mya (in a sweet sweater knit from JoAnn Fabrics).  And for the bottoms, I chose to wear my coveted P4P SOS Pants, in a stretch denim.  The pants were blogged about on THIS TOUR if you’d like to check them out and get all the links!

Jan 2: I wore one of my favorite graphic tees, which happens to be a P4P Slimfit Raglan.  Of course, I opened the neckline on it a little (or a lot)…I always do, haha.  But I can’t help myself.  I made this shirt last March for St. Patrick’s Day but find myself wearing it all the time.  The sleeves are from and the grey is a thin sweater knit from

My pants are just a skinny jean from Walmart?  Maybe?  I still have yet to find a perfect stretch denim fabric to make my perfect real denim pants.  I’ve heard great things about the Closet Case Ginger Jeans, but I still struggle with the fabric side of it.  So it’s sitting on the back burner for now.

Jan 3: Oh how I love to wear plaid.  Especially buffalo plaid.  And especially this shirt.  I made it and blogged how to create this faux-sweetheart style look on my blog December 2015.  It’s created with the P4P Women’s Henley…obviously without the henley placket.

The henley is my go-to for traditional, set-in sleeves, with a more traditional tshirt fit.  It’s still relaxed enough in the body that I have wiggle room, but it’s still semi body skimming and I adore the fit of it.

Jan 4: Again with my coveted buffalo plaid.  This is another P4P Women’s Henley.  I know, I know.  I’m a broken record.  But when I find a pattern that fits me well, I use it over and over and over again.  Switching up little things, or just using different fabrics, is all you need to create an entire wardrobe out of not-that-many patterns.  I blogged this shirt back in November 2015 for our Wear to Where? winter tour.

These pants are just a stretch jegging from Walmart.  Yikes!  All this Walmart pimping, haha.  They are closest to the Patterns for Pirates SOS pants and if I could find the proper black fabric (or remember to look for it when shopping online) I would make some of my own.  So comfy.  So good to wear to work and I think they are more appropriate than leggings.

Jan 5: Another style repeat.  I can’t help myself!  This is the P4P Slimfit Raglan in a french terry with floral ponte sleeves.  If I could live in french terry all day, every day, I would.  It’s so soft and cozy.  And you feel like you’re wearing a sweatshirt but you don’t look like you are.  It’s a dream.

My pants are the same as from the day before.  Well, not the same pair….haha.  I tend to buy multiples of something if I like them.  And with black pants, I will buy up the whole store if I find ones I like!

Jan 6: Woohoo!  A new style today, haha.  I stuck with the skinny jeans…I have so many skinnies in my dresser.  Pants are the only thing I buy anymore.  I can’t tell you the last time I bought a shirt for myself from the store.  It would just feel so wrong.  And most likely it’d never get worn.

My top is the M4M Mama Joy.  I made this one during testing and it’s the first time I’ve worn it.  I’m not sure why.  The entire top is made from French Terry and it’s delightfully comfortable to wear.  I blogged this entire shirt and linked all of my fabrics in my post HERE.

Jan 7:  What am I wearing today?  Well….another P4P Women’s Henley.  Hahaha.  I should hang my head in shame.  I think this is the third henley in one week.  Whoops.  This shirt is made with a poly/rayon/spandex ribbed knit from JoAnns and is so comfy to wear.  And I love the color of it so much.  I blogged this shirt when we released the joggers pattern with Patterns for Pirates!  So you can see more pictures and find the link to the fabric in THIS post.

I’ll be back this time next week to share what I wore for the second week of January!  I hope you come back and visit me!

**As always, you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end up purchasing something I’ve recommended.  Thanks for helping to feed my sewing habits!


Before you go, make sure you check out the rest of the posts from my bloggy friends! And don’t forget to share your posts with the tag #watchawearinjanuary so I can find you.

Sunday, January 1st: Sewing By Ti, Embrace Every Day
Monday, January 2nd: Sewing By Ti
Tuesday, January 3rd: Sewing By Ti
Wednesday January 4th: Tenille’s Thread
Thursday, January 5th: Crafty Like A Rox, Harper+Lu
Friday, January 6th: Creative Counselor, Lulu & Celeste
Saturday, January 7th: Wild & Wanderful

AND, and!! There’s a giveaway happening with it too! The prizes are unbelievable!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.



The Voyager Skirt :: Star Wars Style | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

Did you hear the news that I announced yesterday??  I released two new sewing patterns -- and they're both free!!  I'm still riding a little bit of a high from the fun of putting something that I designed in my own space.  I know that a circle skirt isn't anything...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

How to Open Digital Cut Files in Silhouette Studio (PLUS 4 Free Schitts Creek Downloads)

Happy New Year, ya Wild Bunch!  I thought I'd kick off 2021 with a little video tutorial AND a four-pack of free digital cut file downloads.  Not a bad way to party into the new year, am I right? I'm a huge fan of creating digital cut files for you, but...

It’s My Turn to Take an Elfish :: FREE Schitt’s Creek / David Rose Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Happy mid-December, Wanderful friends!  I totally had intentions of sharing this weeks ago, but I've been hit with the holiday to-do list and it got delayed a bit.  Without further ado, let me hook you up with my newest free digital cut file.  I think...

Sublimation Printing 101 | Sublimating Coasters

I'm thrilled to be bringing you my first "shared" project for dye sublimation printing on the blog today!  I saw these coasters at JoAnn Fabrics the other day and immediately was overcome by my impulse purchasing ways. Cricut has been pushing their "Infusible...


Aaronica Crossback Dress & Romper by Made for Mermaids friend Catherine put out a tester call for a dress that I NEEDED to make, despite not having time for it / planning a Disney vacation for the first time in my life / being my typical creative-brained self who is terrible at planning.  I'd purchased fabric...

Fabric for Pirates :: May 2021 Reveal

it's May 15th, which means it's Fabric for Pirates reveal day!!  WOOOO!!  Welcome back to another month of sharing what we sent out to the subscribers over at Patterns for Pirates. This month's fabric is a "Judy pick" if I've ever seen one.  She's one of those people...

You Bet Giraffe I Made a Dress | Minerva Makers

Have you ever wondered what the most "you" fabric would be, if you had the choice?  Like....what the colorway, print, etc would involve? This might not be the most perfect, but this is 100% a "me" fabric.  Purple AND animal prints?  Hello! I am a "brand ambassador"...