For those who are not able or interested in making clothes (skirts, dresses, aprons) or sewing for the home (cushions, curtains, tablecloths, furniture coverings), here are some ideas for finding things appropriate to your needs.
For clothing, let your eyes be your first guide, pulling your interest to the colors that appeal to you.Find clothes that attract you in the mood they evoke: soft, quiet pastels, comforting nuetrals, enlivening brights, and deep jewel tones. These colors and hues, when worn, do affect the mood at home, and that is important because there is an entire dynamic at home that is different than the rest of the world. Home is not regulated by the same values as other places, and home life has to be self-motivated, so your clothing may have a bearing on personal purpose at home.
For style, look for the clothes that are true coverings: long enough but not too wide or fussy as to catch on things as you make your way around rhe house, high enough to cover privacy when bending down to help little ones with shoes and shirts, or any household movement, and ample enough that it covers you in all activity.
If you have to buy extra pieces to cover up the areas the original piece exposes, you may end up with a lot of layers, which can be uncomfortable or too warm, even in winter. Then, there may be a lot of clutter in closets and drawers. Extra time is needed to match all those pieces. Busy homemakers want to choose clothing quickly, and that is why they get a favorite shirt and skirt that suits home life just fine.
Find an idea of what you like by searching through catalogs like April Cornell, and then try to locate similar things to your liking at your local Goodwill or discount stores. You might be just as happy with something at Target, Bi-Mart, or CostCo. Check fabric content for your preference of fabrics. Some ladies prefer natural fibres and wovens over synthetic knits, for the home.
Clothes do not have to be vintage or Victorian, or historical, but they can be "historically-inspired" or "Victorian-inspired" by including some elements of these types of clothes: length, trims, tucks, sleeves, colors. There are, however, enough modern updated choices available that you can find feminine and functional and modest clothing in stores today
For the home, there are tutorials showing how to simply wrap a piece of new fabric around an old cushion and tie it, to update it or create something for the season. There are also many sites that show how to use fabrics for table clothes and mantel swags, or table runners, without sewing. You can even hang fabric for curtains by attatching it with colored clothes pegs. There is a lot you can make with cloth, without sewing, for the home.
Below: home things from April Cornell. If you need to be more thrifty , it may be possible to find similar items. There is no need to think you must sew everything.