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!