To recap - this is what I've decided to sew:
- Three toppers ~ 2 jackets and a cardigan
- Two dresses
- Three bottoms ~ The Rachel Skirt, a straight skirt and a pair of pants
- One top
Since I can add *LOL* I realize that I have more than six pieces listed but I pulled this fabric combo:
...and I needed a few more colors to make it work! So it's a 6pak plus 3 wardrobe!
Here is a look at the patterns I want to use:
(pictures of me in garments made in 2008
the inspiration for the pantsuit in this collection)
Patterns from top to bottom:
Butterick 5618 - the tank dress from the rayon batik fabric
Vogue 9358 - sleeveless, collarless dress from the white printed linen
Vogue 1247 - The Rachel Skirt in red linen
New Look 6788 - The u-neckline jacket in sand linen
Vogue 8209 - collarless jacket in red linen
The other four pieces will be made from my TNT patterns
TNT pants pattern - sand linen
TNT straight skirt pattern - honey linen
SW Mission Tank (?) - rayon batik fabric
Burda Cardigan - crinkled rose knit
All but one of the patterns I've chosen have been used before...several many times before...some only once. Personally, I think this is what makes wardrobe sewing easy to do and complete. If you are worried about fitting issues it seems to take some of the joy away from creating the wardrobe IMHO.
Now that my fabrics have been prewashed and ironed...and that was A-L-O-T of steam and pressing...the patterns have been chosen...I think I will be ready to start next weekend!
...as always, more later!