Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Brown is the new Black

My 4 piece capsule for the JCC Contest is of course for my work wardrobe - do I sew for any other reason?! And since we can't use black in the collection, I went with my next color choice ~ BROWN! I so wanted to use color in my wardrobe choices, and went through several gyrations but reality set in and I realized that color and prints are best used in small bursts for my work wardrobe.

The base fabric is a rayon/linen blend in a color called Treebark from Fabric Mart. I will make a jacket, skirt and pants (which won't be entered into the contest) from this fabric.

The brown leaf print is a linen from Textile Studios. As you can see, it coordinates perfectly with the treebark fabric. I will use this to make a variation of my TNT dress. Yes, I'm back to TNT patterns cause that New Look one scarred me! *LOL*

Brown/tan silk charmeuse from Fabric Mart - this is a remnant piece which was used to line a jacket that sadly remains unfinished...but I will get to it come fall! This will be a kewl and breezy tank to go with the jacket and skirt!

This is my collection:

Jacket
A trendy little number that will be finalized after the dress is done. I want it to work with the dress so I've got three choices - the winner will be determined by which one works best with the dress.

Dress
The "star" of the collection - TNT dress pattern with a twist

Skirt
TNT straight lined skirt

Tank
SW Mission Tank reporting back for duty

Yes, I know there's a lot of TNT patterns here but I want to play, not fit! And I'm going to be working on my Vintage Bow-Tie Dress while sewing up the collection, and there will be plenty of fit opportunities there!

Shew...now that's the decided I can start sewing this weekend!!!!

26 comments:

  1. Your fabric choices look super. I especially love the one on the right.

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  2. I love the look of this already and look forward to following your progress.

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  3. Superb fabrics! I can't wait to see this colection come to life!

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  4. Lovely fabric selection... now you've reminded me that I need to get started this weekend too.

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  5. I can't wait to see what the twist is that you add to your TNT dress. love the fabric selection and the wardrobe PLAN! g

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  6. Once the inspiration has been had, the creation is so much fun! Love your colors!

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  7. I love your colour choices and I can't wait to see the dress. I'm going with the same combo of jacket, skirt, dress and top but the accessory is the thing that still challenges me. What are you making?
    Carol

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  8. Very pretty color choices.

    oh yes, I expect regular updates on the vintage pattern progress. ;op
    I couldn't resist saying that.

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  9. This is your forte! I'll be looking forward to seeing the progress and finished products.
    Marguerite

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  10. I tagged you for a meme
    http://sewingislikechocolate.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love your fabric choices. Can't wait to see what comes from it.

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  12. Happy Birthday Woman! Hope you have lots of wonderful productive sewing time this weekend and are feeling great.
    Your capsule is going to be lovely.

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  13. Happy Birthday, Carolyn! ♥ ♥ ♥

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROLYN !!!!
    your BFF Marji told us it's your birthday- have a great one, dearie!

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  15. Happy Birthday Carolyn!!!! Enjoy your day!

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  16. The fabrics are very pretty. I'm looking forward to seeing your garments. :):):)

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  17. I believe it is your birthday...and a very special one? Happy, happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. Happy Birthday!!! I guess this is the year for "special birthdays". Mine will follow in a few short months. Do tell what you are doing/did this weekend. I hope you treated yourself to some yummy fabric and sewing time. Of course coupled with family and friend time.

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  19. Hi, Birthday Girl! Us Geminis rock!! My big one is next weekend, but the festivities begin tonight.

    I hope you enjoy(ed) your special day, may there be many more to come!

    Mwah, my sewing sister!

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  20. Happy Birthday,

    Hope that you enjoyed every moment.

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  21. It's your b-day? I hope it is the best!

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  22. I am sad because I missed saying Happy Birthday on your actual birthday. I hope you had not only a day of birthday fun, but a full weekend of birthday fun. For me that would have been a weekend of no interruptions so I could sew. Was it that way for you??!!!??? I hope so.

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  23. Happy belated birthday! Hope it was great and that the year ahead is as well!

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  24. Happy Belated B'day! That fabric is gorgeous and I can't wait to see all of the fabulousness it will become!

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