Perhaps I should have done this a bit ago before the contest started, but I’m still roughing out plans for Patternreview’s Mini-Wardrobe contest. It’s okay as my only goal here is to finish and up my quality in these 4 garments…I hold no illusions that I’m a contender given all the amazingly talented people in this thing.
This being said, I’m finishing up Vogue 1027, a very simple DKNY mock wrap dress.
I’m a bit surprised at myself for making it up in brown, but this fabric was a really good quality and it’s seriously the color of hot chocolate foam…a little shimmery with flecks of white and a cool cast to it. I picked it up at Denver Fabrics 2 weeks ago and kept thinking, “I can’t believe I’m falling in love with brown.”
Up next is a Burda jacket in this wonderful pink seersucker (it feels so good). I’m lining it in a pale pink rayon. This will be my first official lined jacket and notched collar (they taunt me these notched collars…I’m seeing them everywhere now). I got the Sandra Betzina video on linings at the library to help me. I’m a bit intimidated, but I know I’m going to learn a ton from this one. And it’s probably the piece I’ll wear the most. I bought a navy corduroy jacket a couple of years ago that I love love love love love despite the fact that it’s tight across the chest (darn juniors clothes…petite scale, but not really). I wear that jacket all the time in the spring, but it’s a bit dark. Someday I’ll make a corduroy jacket that fits.
Next, I was going to make another scarf-collar top, but I tried it on with my jacket muslin and it looks weird. Instead, I’m going to use the scarf-collar pattern since I’ve fitted it and I love how it fits and ditch the scarf. I might just make a simple neckline binding, or if I’m feeling ambitious I might make something more elaborate. I don’t know. For this I have a navy rayon/lycra set aside.
The only fabric I haven’t bought yet is for a skirt. I’m thinking a denim skirt would be fun, but I don’t want to do a simple A-line skirt, and I don’t want a straight pencil either. I want to do this skirt,
but I’m not sure about its suitability for denim given the godets (I’d hate for them to be stiff and crunchy). I’ve been thinking a nice embroidered eyelet would be fun for this.