My wardrobe basics usually consist of a dress, a pair of pants, a skirt and a jacket or cardigan. Since I bought 10 yards of this fabric for a very good price, these are the garments that I want to make:
- A shift dress from my TNT pattern
- A wide legged pair of pants
- A flare lined skirt
- A short unlined collarless jacket from Butterick 6002
- A cardigan jacket from Burda 8869 out-of-print pattern
I've finished the flared skirt and one of the jackets and I've got a great idea for my TNT dress. These pieces will be the centerpiece for all of my work sewing for the rest of the spring/summer makes. Because EVERYTHING I sew this summer will go with the ivory color. There are also a few silk tops that I want to make from some J.Crew fabrics I purchased from Fabric Mart last year, to add a burst of color and pattern to the wardrobe.
Then of course I have a few dress ideas, when don't I? *LOL* Seriously, this year's dress ideas are fabric based...either because the fabric is special or because it can be manipulated to make a wow dress. Even though I've purchased quite a few of the new spring/summer patterns from the Big 4, most of them will be used for my vacation wardrobe rather than my work one. My spring/summer dresses will be made from my TNT dress pattern and a few from new patterns.
So let's start with the first completed garment from the series, the lined flare skirt. I made this skirt at the end of last month but just got a photographer to get some pics of me wearing it.
TNT flare skirt pattern
1" non roll elastic
rayon bemberg lining
1" polyester lace
rayon seam binding
A few photos of me wearing it with a RTW twinset because this is the first of the wardrobe pieces completed...
Lilac Twinset from The Avenue
Pearl Necklace from a gift shop
AK Ann Klein slingbacks
The next completed piece is the first jacket of the wardrobe...so more on that later! And Schmoomon, thanks for the kind comment about my face and weight but really I think the fat is just migrating south! *LOL*
...as always, more later!