Monday, September 1, 2008

More Plans

Summer's really over. In the past week my daughter had a tonsillectomy, my husband had emergency surgery to remove his gal bladder, my 6-year-old son was sent to the Principal's office (the second day of school) to discuss what scissors are used for (as in NOT cutting your hair!), and school started for me too. I'm currently enjoying what will surely be one of the few quite afternoons on my lovely porch that are left.

Here's the result of my little wardrobe challenge (the plan, anyway) using Butterick 5258. If you click to enlarge the picture, I've written a key to the pieces that match the pattern envelope.

As part of the challenge I wanted to reproduce the exact garments on the envelope just as the designers had put them together. But as I realized once I got the pattern, the skirt and pants don't have pockets. So, with the black pieces I will add side seam pockets. The purple set I'm going use a different pattern, at least for the pants. Wow. That looks awfully ambitious, hmmmm...

Time to break the peacefulness and go announce to my little girl that we really and truly are not going to the air show today. It's tough to be tough.

Happy sewing to those of you that are actually doing some!


Dei said...

Hope your daughter feels better and you are going to be one busy lady!

kasizzle said...

What a tough week. Hope everyone is on the mend!
Your wardrobe is going to be great!

Kristine said...

Wow, well thought out, so your starting off on the right track! Welcome Back to School (as a mom & teacher!)

Cennetta said...

Welcome back to School. I work for a university so I'm at "school" all the time. And this is the first time my DD took summer courses!

Dana, the wardrobe looks great. I really love the jewel colors. Like you, I'm trying to pull together my fall wardrobe, but it's such a challenge. I want to much. lol Good luck with your plan. I'll check on your progress from time to time.

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.