See, I believe that I've finally constructed enough "corporate-type" outfits and now its time to make garments that are infused with me yet will play well with my workplace standbys. So I've presented myself with a new sewing challenge...isn't that a nice way to say that I've come up with a new direction to take my sewing in! *LOL* I want to create a collection of brightly colored garments to be sewn within the next six weeks!
This is a very basic sketch of what I want to make. However, I know that I want to make three jackets, three dresses and a skirt or two. I'm not making any tops this go round because I have quite a few RTW tanks that will work with this collection. I want to give myself over completely to creating these color drenched garments. As with all collections, the codacil is that I want them to play nicely with each other and what is currently in my wardrobe.
I will do a reveal of the pieces the week of July 4th ~ when there should be a new hard drive in my apt to download pics too!
Hopefully this will give my sewing some much needed direction especially since for the last month or so I've felt a bit rudderless and adrift. I have several 3-day weekends coming up so with my plan in hand, I hope that I will be more productive than I've been of late.
Finally the last part of this challenge is that 99% of the materials must come from my various collections. The only thing I am making an allowance for is some bright yellow lining fabric to go in several of the garments...so I will pick that up from the garment district tomorrow. But that is the only exception. I'm rooting around in the things that I've accumulated and in the much missed words of Tim Gunn...I want to "Make it Work!"
Of course, this whole sewing a collection thing will make reoccurring appearances here so stay tuned!