I am not going to give a long introduction for my Top Ten cause you know the backstory...lots of September issues of magazines...lotsa dreaming and wishing...now I have a top ten list!
1. Prada Inspired Skirt
We've discussed this so there's no need to say any more especially since I have my fabric and my pattern...I just need to make it.
2. A Great Dress
I love Michael Kors' designs...they are classy and elegant...feminine and flirty and all designed to make you feel like a woman. So I want to make one great fall dress inspired by this one:
Using one of my new vintage patterns - McCalls 5821 for a little more corporate version and this wool blend challis from Fabric Mart:
With these ingredients, I think I can come up with my own "inspired by" version!
3. A little plaid
Plaids are everywhere this fall...in all variations...Dolce & Gabbana (I always think of that scene in the movie, "The Devil Wears Prada" where Anne says, "Can you spell Gabbana?") did an entire collection from the plaids! This glen plaid look from 1965 is calling my name something fierce - and I know I have a glen plaid in the fabric closet that will make this...and yes, I know it's not the funky, fierce pieces that D&G are showing but it is an interpretation that will work in my corporate world.
4. A little argyle
When I was snoop shopping at JCrew, I fell in love with this sweater vest...
I will be able to duplicate it using this knit from Fabric.com:
I am also thinking a cardy from the same fabric but like this JCrew one:
And don't worry these pieces won't be worn together! *LOL*
5. A great suit
I always need a suit...but these two have really set my mind awhirling! First this one from Barrie Pace:
And one that's a little more fashion forward from Vera Wang's Lavendar Label:
I even have an olivey green tweedy fabric from Fabric Mart
that will really work for this look...and of course I have a pattern from my giganormous pattern collection:
OOP Vogue 7361
It is shown in the photograph as a top but it won't be hard to change it into a jacket!
Tomorrow I will share my top 6 through 10 items...this is getting a little long...and picture heavy!