Monday, August 4, 2008

I Love to Plan!

Oh, the possibilities when you start to plan a new wardrobe, the wonderful expectation that everything will get finished, the anticipation of friends admiring the creative effort that goes in to each outfit! After my mega-fabric shopping I spent a few days just looking and planning. Today I've decided that I'm just too late to join any of the August contests on PR, but I'm going to pretend. So, if I were participating in the Mini-Wardrobe contest (something like 4 pieces with 3 different types of garments that make 4 different outfits using 3 different colors.) this is what my entry would look like:

If you read the fine print you'll see that only the pants pattern is current and I refuse to refer to any fashion after 1980 as vintage! So, there is one truly vintage pattern, one current pattern, and all the rest are OOP. (The pattern combination for the charmeuse may change.)

And if I were entering the lined jacket contest my entry would look be this (another OOP, but this one is still available in the Vogue OOP section):

In the same golden/ yellow wool flannel as the skirt in the mini-wardrobe.

Now I'm off to try and plan the entire fall/winter wardrobe, well after a bit of sewing. I got too frustrated trying to plan my clothes around the SWAP instructions so I'm building my plan like a family tree starting with three suits in Gold/Yellow, Dark Heather Gary, and Black (cut out from last year). Then I'll start adding other pieces to match the suits, then more pieces to match those and so on, and so on, and so on. Right now the plan is looking like a family tree. I'll post it when I'm satisfied with the plan. Once it's done, I'm going to go back and see if it fits into the original SWAP instructions.

Happy sewing to all!


Dawn said...

All those fabric are super nice. They will make great garments.

Cennetta said...

Great plan for your wardrobe. I especially like the print and the yellow fabric. Great combination of style and fabric.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Actually I think sewing with a plan is whatever works for you! I like the tree idea...starting with the suits and making additional pieces is a great idea!

My personal sewing with a plan isn't based on any of the so-called is based more on my needs and having a coordinating wardrobe!

The pieces you've posted will be gorgeous!