The core garments in the wardrobe will be a jacket, a pair of pants and a straight skirt constructed from the gray mediumweight linen. I am planning this as a late summer/early fall transitional wardrobe, where the pieces can be worn singularly or layered as it becomes a little cooler.
First up, the jacket...it was inspired by this JJill jacket, called "The Poet Jacket."
To achieve a similar look, I am using New Look 6788:
The other two garments will be constructed from my TNT patterns.
The second stage of garments will consist of a dress, McCalls 5620 made from the gray/coral cotton print that was used as the accent in "The Fumble Around Dress."
A gold/grey/creme rayon knit will be used to make my TNT Burda cardigan with a matching top that will resemble this Donna Karan draped neck tank:
My trusted Sewing Workshop Tank made from a gray/black/white printed silk purchased from Emmaonesock this spring will be the next piece. This top will work with the base garments for a more corporate look.
And the last pieces will be made from a red printed rayon/lycra knit purchased from Fabric.com, for another Burda cardigan and a bow-tie tank. The knit pieces will work with the bottoms for more laid back corporate garments.
This wardrobe will have a total of nine garments. I am constructing the base garments first and mixing the tops and the dress in as I go along. I have a three-day weekend coming up and I am inspired to sew skirts...probably the last of my summer pieces!
However, I am slowly turning towards fall sewing...well this is late summer/early fall transitional garments and that is really where my head is...looking at fall looks and interpreting them for the transitional period before I have to get into really heavy wools. I still want to make a few more dresses but they won't be from summer fabrics again I'm transitioning...just having a hard time saying good-bye to all of those wonderful spring/summer fabrics that I didn't get a chance to play with this year.
I've already started work on the jacket...so my next post will be about it! And did you notice that there are two new patterns in this wardrobe...I'm pretty proud of myself that I didn't just reach for all of my TNT favorites!