Winter Wardrobe Sewing Plan


I think that my favorite part of sewing doesn't have anything to do with the actual sewing!  It's the PLANNING.  I could look at patterns and fabrics for hours and hours, imagining what to do with them.  It's pretty easy to spend more time daydreaming about what I can make than actually making it. Here is my latest sewing plan. 

The fabrics have been in my stash quite a while, so I am going to use the Patternreview.com Fabric Stash contest as an incentive to actually follow through with my plan.  It's only a month long contest, so I'm being rather ambitious- that would equal two garments a week, but I think that I can do it.
I bought some shoes and necklaces to go with these things too, so I really have committed myself to this!
The last time I followed through with a plan was about two years ago when I did another wardrobe contest.  It really helped me to expand my wardrobe, and I'm thinking it's about time to do it again- this time in more neutrals- black, cream and gold.

First up will be a pencil skirt made from this lovely black shetland wool:


I got this gold wool gabardine in a mystery bundle a few years ago, and really thought it was awful.  Now I can't wait to make a pair of wide legged trousers from it.  I think it will look fantastic with any of my solid cream or black tops.

I need a couple of new blouses.  I have two pieces of silk that have that pretty gold shade in it.
First is this lovely paisley chiffon:


Then this animal print silk charmeuse with a little turquoise in it too


Both of those tops should also go with the black pencil skirt, or another pair of pants from this fantastic cream stretch wool:

   
And to add a little layering interest, how about a vest in this metallic linen tweed:

 
I think I need a basic sheath dress in this black and cream stretch honeycomb wool:


And lastly, a coat or cape from this acrylic plaid boucle:


I haven't picked out the exact patterns yet, but can't wait to get started!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear your thoughts!


-Ann


7 comments

  1. Your sewing plan sounds great. I think you always make very nice things. A good neutral collection.

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  2. Oh it's my favorite part of sewing, too! And it's a great plan--love that paisley. I'm tempted to enter that contest but at my glacial sewing speed I know I won't win...

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  3. I look forward to seeing your creations. The fabrics are wonderful!!

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  4. Great looking fabrics! Look forward to seeing the finished garments.

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  5. I'm drooling! Those are beautiful fabrics and will result in some gorgeous additions to your wardrobe.

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  6. I'm inspired! Thank you! Can't wait to see the finished wardrobe...

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