PR.com are currently running a Wardrobe Contest until the end of March, by which time entrants have to have sewn 5 compulsory garments (2 bottoms, 2 tops and 1 topper), and 5 free choice garments. The tops have to go with all the bottoms and vice versa, and the topper must go with all the outfits. If sewing a dress it must go with the topper and coordinate with the wardrobe.
I am going to try and meet the deadline (?!) because what I have realised is that I have all the fabrics I need to make this wardrobe in my stash (bar one), and all the patterns. So, if nothing else, I will have succeeded in sewing some classic, wearable garments from my stash, which will hopefully coordinate with each other, and in essence, give me a capsule wardrobe of sorts.
Above is an inspiration collage I uploaded to Instagram which captures the kind of look I am after. I am thinking that kind of very wearable, effortless chic that French women seem to pull off so easily, ha! (The collage is missing the tenth item: a white silk blouse).
So today I thought I would share my fabric/ pattern choices. These may change as I progress. Some are patterns I have sewn before; others are new patterns. Already, by sorting through my fabrics/ patterns and writing this post I can see a clear plan and it looks promising.
Item 1: Striped Breton Tunic Top
Pattern: McCalls 6886 (modified to tunic length).
Item 2: Denim Dress
Pattern: Vogue 9077, View A, possibly with sleeves from View C.
Item 3: Black Wool Crepe Blazer
Item 4: White/ Black Heart Print Blouse
Pattern: Vogue 1387, View B
Item 5: Black Triple Crepe Culottes
Pattern: Butterick 6179.
Previously made here.
Item 6: Red/ Black Animal Print Blouse
Pattern: McCalls 7248, View B.
Item 7: Off white Silk Crepe de Chine Collarless Shirt
Pattern: Simplicity 1279, View C.
Item 8: White Cotton Shirt
Pattern: Grainline Archer.
Made 3 times to date and last made here.
Items 9 and 10: Black and Red Pull on Jeggings
Pattern: Jalie 3461 Eleonore Pull on Jeans.
Previously made here.
So that’s the plan: it remains to be seen whether or not I make the deadline!
I had a great weekend meeting up with The Yorkshire Spoolettes. Read about it over on Ali’s blog. It was wonderful to meet other friendly, down to earth sewists and the fabric shopping was good too 🙂
How about you? Any sewing plans? Anyone else entering the contest?
Have a great week ahead.