Update: 8/11/2014- I'm SEW excited that I won! Thank you all for your kind words. The Patternreview community has been so inspirational and encouraging to me over the years, and I'm honored to be recognized by such a talented group of individuals. The competition was fierce! Congrats to Toile and Trouble too!
I love so many of the other wardrobes. I wish that we could all share virtual closets. Maybe in the future...
Thanks to Sigrid for her outstanding work in managing the contest, and
to Deepika for the generous prizes. I can't wait to take a class!
I decided to enter Patternreview.com's mini-wardrobe contest which ends today! The challenge was to make 5 items in one month that could be combined to make 6 different looks.
You know that time of year when
it is still hot enough for short sleeves, but chilly in the morning,
and the leaves start turning colors? The perfect time of year to go for
long walks, and sit outside at cafes enjoying time with friends. It's
my favorite time of year! That is feeling that I'm trying to create with
my Autumn Berry Wardrobe.
So, I made a dress, a skirt, pair of pants, a top and a sweater. I switched out the accessories- boots, shoes, necklaces and purses. to try to make the looks a little more distinctive. Here are my 6 looks
Look #1. Orchid sueded silk top from McCalls 6711 with wool skirt from Vogue 1082
Look #2. Raw Silk dress with Learther armbands from Butterick 6066.
Look #3. Orchid top and Wool pants from Hot Patterns 1139
Look #4 Cocoon Wrap from Butterick 6065 with Orchid sueded silk top from McCalls 6711 with wool skirt from Vogue 1086
Cocoon Wrap from Butterick 6065 with Raw Silk dress from Buterick 6066
Cocoon Wrap from Butterick 6065 with Orchid top and Wool pants from Hot Patterns 1139
I had so much fun doing this challenge. It really energized my sewing, and stretched my abilities to the max! There are so many other beautiful wardrobes entered in the contest that I'm getting lots more ideas for next time!
Have you ever entered a sewing contest? What did you make?