Sunday, August 16, 2009

Preliminary Decisions for Wardrobe Contest on PR

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am considering entering the Wardrobe Contest on PR for Sept-Nov. After scraping my original plan I came up with some other combinations. Thankfully, they are mostly from my stash:)

I've been dying to make this jacket from BWOF 8/09

This fabric is from Gorgeous Fabrics. It's a winter white wool twill. I like that it is lightweight and can easily be used for the fall and spring seasons. I'm lining it with pink Ambiance lining. Although the picture makes it look cream, it is actually a winter white.

Next, I'm making 5 knit tops ranging from short sleeved to long sleeve from various patterns (I'll attach those as I decide). The fabrics are t-shirt weight to a heavier RPL knit with a border. I love the Jalie tops and the bell shaped sleeves.

Finally, the bottoms will be 2 pair of pants and the other 2 items are yet to be decided. The first pair of pants will be a subtle plaid. I'm really hoping they will go with the mod prints. I guess we'll have to wait and see. Both of these are machine washable in cold and warm dry. Did I mention my wardrobe is going to be machine washable? Can you believe it?!

This is a nice stretch polyester, wool combo...

I've never made either one of these patterns but I'm thinking of making a wide-leg pant and a narrow leg. Once I get one to work well for me, this will become my TNT pant pattern. Again, will I have time?

I'd like to make some skirts but pants fit my lifestyle much better. I do have some alternating wale brown corduroy that might make a cute skirt to wear with boots this fall. I wish the contest included something hand knit- my plans include a caplet with super bulky yarn. It's going to knit quickly. Now if I can only figure out the last piece.

The fabrics are in the wash and I'm picking out patterns as we speak. I'd love to use some of the knit coordinating as binding on the other tops but am afraid to make things match too much. Cheer me on! This is going to be a handful:)


  1. Nice selection of fabric! I l-o-v-e the winter white twill :-) I'll be watching your blog as you put these pieces together! I've never done a SWAP before, and I am tempted. I am already participating in the Chanel jacket sew-along at, so maybe I could incorporate the jacket into the SWAP? But, so many plans, so little time!

  2. I know what you mean about the pants and skirt. I've been going back and forth, should I or should I not sew a skirt. The weather here is already starting to cool down!

    Those are very lovely fabrics you've got there... hope you'll have lots of fun sewing them!

  3. Great choice of fabrics, patterns and colours! My stash - although scandalously large, never has quite the right fabric I need! Lucky you! I hope to get my wardrobe ideas cemented down today.

  4. I'm really excited to see you get started in September! The first pants pattern you posted is my TNT pattern. They fit me perfectly with just tiny alterations, so hopefully you'll have luck, too.