Sunday, July 1, 2012

A New Kind of SWAP

Have I mentioned that I heart http://theviviennefiles.blogspot.com/ ? Well, I do. Recently she put together pieces for a vacation at the shore that expanded to become an entire casual summer wardrobe. This is why I love her posts. There it was, a basic plan for all the summer clothes I'll need to play, run around, and still look put-together. I just need to put my own spin on it.

So here's step one of my interpretation of her plan. (Keep in mind that it's July and I haven't touched my sewing machine since....hmmm.....Easter? Like many others, house maintenance is my first priority this summer. That and renewing my teacher license which means taking a few classes. Oh yea, then there's the kids...oh yea, and then there's that broken foot I got last week.) Her first post is here and you can sneak a peek here to see how she turns into enough clothes for a summer wardrobe.

Sorry, no pics for my plan yet. Well, I have them but they're still in my head so I can't share now!


One or two people left her comments on her choice of using all L.L. Bean clothes. I thought this was funny because a) they were limiting themselves to the exact items shown, and b) when you sew you can make the pieces fit you/your life (as if you didn't know this already) so who cares who the original designer is?!

5 comments:

Sew Blessed Maw said...

Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing. FOund your blog from Sewing Fantatic.. Enjoyed looking.

Janice said...

(((())))
I'm so happy that you understand my use of L.L.Bean clothing. Some people just don't GET the idea of examples....
Janice

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Eek, sorry to hear about the foot! I hope it's not your sewing foot... Sounds like a great wardrobe plan.

Allan Murray said...

Informed while browsing your blog, looking forward to see the plan pictures. Best wishes to your blogging.

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patsijean said...

I visited the Vivienne Files and found some of the wardrobes cute, but could find no information regarding her plan and how it works or how she came up with it. Some wardrobe plans are her own clothes and some days they are screen grabs. I liked her recent post regarding floral jeans.