I was digging around in the Fabric Closet last weekend. Originally I was planning on putting the pieces that fell down from the top shelf back on the shelf because it's getting a little difficult to manuever in there. However, when I went to put a piece on the top, this piece of blue wool crepe fell down:
What was interesting about that is at the same time this piece fell down too:
...and they went together so well that I think they planned that appearance in my life! *LOL* Neither piece have been in the closet long so I think they have a lot of chutzpah to cut the line in front of some of the older pieces but cut the line they did! This combination is 15 yards of fabric...that's a lot of pieces...and the opportunity to make some really kewl garments for my fall/winter plan.
Only it evolved. After a couple of hours of digging around in the fabric closet and playing with different fabric combinatons, this is the composition of fabrics I ended up with...I will use them to make the 13/14 garments that will make up this wardrobe.
I've named this plan "The Pinstripe Follies" since the pinstripe fabric is the basis of the collection. It will contain the following pieces:
Blue/Grey Pinstripe fabric ~
*Jacket (pattern TBD)
*Lined Pants (from TNT pattern)
*Vest w/collar (Vogue 7944)
*Straight lined skirt (ala Tracy Reese pattern - using my TNT pattern)
*Bolero Jacket - Vogue 7617
*Two Tone Dress - from TNT dress pattern (print top/grey pinstripe skirt)
Blue Wool Crepe ~
*Sheath dress (TNT dress pattern)
*4 gore skirt (Simplicity 5914)
*Straight lined skirt (TNT pattern)
Blue/Gray Paisley Print Wool Jersey ~
*Cardigan (Burda 8869)
Sweatery Blue Fabric ~
*Cardigan (Burda 8869)
Dark Blue Print Poly Charmeuse ~
*Blouse (Simplicity 2566)
Grey Hat Print Poly Charmeuse ~
*Sewing Workshop Mission Tank w/tie
*Top of TNT print dress
I have one piece of fabric in reserve, I'm not sure if I really want to use the fabric, but if during this process I decide that I want to add it, I probably will. I'm really excited about this collection because it has quite a few of my favorite patterns, some new ones, an interesting color combination that will work quite nicely at my job and garments that I am comfortable wearing.
The most important thing to note is that all of these fabrics are from the fabric closet. I thought about purchasing a shirting fabric from Fabric Mart but I have more than enough here and mixed with tops currently in my closet, I think I don't need to add anything else.
I will begin constructing these pieces during this three day weekend...hopefully I can knock a few of them out so that I will have some new additions to my work wardrobe which can be worn next week.
Finally to all my friends in the US, I am wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your day is full of good food, family, fun and football! To everyone who has a family member serving overseas, please know that my prayers are with them as they perform one of the most honorable tasks, serving in uniform and protecting our country and our freedoms.
Tomorrow I will be with my family enjoying their company and making new memories...all of my daughters, their significant others and my grandchildren will be with me, as well as, my mom and my sister and brother's families. Friday morning I will start to sew...
...as always, more later!