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:
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.
The "star" of the collection - TNT dress pattern with a twist
TNT straight lined skirt
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!!!!