Monday, November 9, 2009

My Fall/Winter Collection:: Part One

I've been working on a little project that I thought I'd share with you all. (And yes, I know how late it is, but it is still Monday!) So, I've been re-inspired recently to work on some sewing for myself. I haven't been doing much sewing lately, so I'm really excited to get to work on this. I've come up with my plan, and I believe, chosen my patterns. Next I will fit mock ups and then I can start! So today I thought I'd share the outline and patterns, and over the next few weeks I will continue to share updates as things develop.

Colors: Browns, pinks/berries (I will firm this up once I find the fabric!), blues, and white/grey

Item list: (everyday clothing)
4 skirts: 1 long khaki skirt, 1 long navy skirt, dk brown print tiered skirt, pink/berry print skirt
3 dresses: 1 brown w/ pink floral, 1 blue floral, 1 pink/berry
4 blouses: 1 white, 1 chocolate brown, 1 navy, 1 pink/berry
4 knit tops: 1 white, 1 chocolate brown, 1 navy, 1 pink/berry
3 cardigans: 1 chocolate brown, 1 berry, 1 navy

Sunday: khaki plaid skirt, white blouse, navy cardigan

Okay, for the patterns...
Skirts- I'm going to see how far I can go with Simplicity 5914, probably views A and D. For the tiered skirt I'm going to copy a favorite one that is worn out.
Dresses- for the dresses, I'm going to be using McCalls 4769 view F. I think the seams will let me alter it easily, and I might tweak the sleeves a bit, depending on the fit of the mock up.
Blouses- The Sense & Sensibility romantic blouse

I think I will probably purchase the knit tops since those are easy to find in lots of colors and styles. Then for the cardigans I have the chocolate brown one, and haven't decided where exactly I'll be getting the other two.

Well that's what I've come up with, I'd love to hear what you think!


  1. That sounds wonderful! I loved looking at your patterns- there are so many buttonholes on that dress! I would love one like that, but I can't make a buttonhole to save my life. I can't wait to see all your projects!

  2. This is exciting! I think the patterns are splendid :-) Can't wait to see your updates and finished products.

  3. I think you are just amazing !!
    I love you and I miss you.
    God blesses - Grammy

  4. Cute patterns! I love shirt dresses. Sounds like a great plan!


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