I now have 3 items finished for my wardrobe plan. Marfy dress (&jacket), dupioni tank, and black capris. These capris were super simple and I really like them. I've been seeing a lot of the elastic waist linen pants with easy shirts all over the stores, so I decided to add these. I decided my swap needed a punch of color so am adding a reversible top in gold and rust. I would have rather used silk, but I think it must be against the law to sell silk around here. hahaha. Anyway, I bought these two lovely silk-like fabrics and thought they would work perfectly for the top in this vogue pattern. I am going to make it lined to the edge so it will be reversible so one or the other of the colors should go with everything in my swap. I also purchased enough of the rust to make a long skirt.
I am taking Kevin Kings "Birth of a Busier" class and have to make a trial garment. I am using Vogue 8393 and a denim fabric with a teal and white stripe running through it. I may use this to replace one of my swap tops. I am also changing some of my swap tops because I want to do the "one pattern multiple looks" contest. i have the Sew You book by Wendy Mullin and it comes with a basic skirt, blouse, and pant pattern. Each pattern comes with directions and other ideas for changing it up. A couple of the blouse ideas will work perfectly with my fabrics and swap plan. Now... if I can just find more time to sew.
And here is the once again updated wardrobe plan
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 8:33 PM