Friday, August 24, 2012
Mini Wardrobe 2012: Planning and Wishful Thinking
So there's a mini wardrobe contest about to start on Pattern Review, and I'm a sucker for wardrobe contests. I really have no idea if I'll be able to do it, I'm not exactly Ms. Speedy lately when it comes to sewing (or even Madam Turtle, for that matter). But I figured, what the hay, I'll try sewing along and see how far I can get. After all, I already had a tentative plan for upcoming garments, so I might as well try as not.
Plus contests are good motivation.
blouse design choice hasn't been cemented yet. I'm starting to lean towards number 3 above though. I still have to finish basic alterations on the blouse (fba, narrow shoulder adjustment, etc), so I still have a bit to decide.
I'm itching to cut into the mustard yellow knit, and I think a basic long sleeve top with some gathers at the neckline would be perfect! And I'm determined to finally get the cardigan made in the fabric Stacie sent me eons ago.
Is that a pair of pants I see? They may actually be a skirt, since I have an (ir)rational fear of sewing trousers. It's a fear I'm going to have to face soon though, because there are next to no options for buying pants here in the North, and my two main pair of pants are going to kick the bucket any day now.
Like I said, I'm probably not going to get this whole thing done on time for the contest. But it's pieces that I want to make up, so I might as well plug away at it, eh?
Speaking of plugging away at stuff, here's a sneak peak at one of my current projects: