I am still working on my Personal Style/Sewing badge this month at Project Wonder Woman, and now I have the exact project I would like to complete in order to earn it.
I have already done a preliminary closet purge, but I will do another this week. In the meanwhile, I have entered the Pattern Review 2008 Wardrobe contest (Feb. 1 – April 30, 2008) which requires each contestant to sew a coordinating wardrobe of 10 pieces, including:
- 1 accessory
- 1 jacket OR dress
- 4 tops
- 4 bottoms
I am doing 11 pieces because I want to make a jacket AND a dress as well as the other compulsory items. I am also limiting myself to the raw materials I already have on hand: fabrics, notions, patterns, old t-shirts and other clothes that would otherwise be donated or tossed. I plan to spend $0 additional dollars on this project.
I dug through my fabric and pattern stash on Saturday to see if I could come up with enough somewhat coordinating colors to make 10 pieces, and discovered that there was enough black, white, and plum/burgundy between my three fabric sources (unsewn, new fabric stash, box of unflattering guy-cut t-shirts from 5k races and college, and tired clothes from my closet) to build myself a pretty cute, matching wardrobe.
Here is the storyboard I made for the project (Click for full-size view):
- Storyboard: completed
- Items Cut: 3/11 (S7013, NL6160, and NL 6375)
- Items Sewn: 0/11
And as for other sewing projects, I will be finishing 3 dresses this week, including the aborted Badgley Mischka white fishtail gown, a Butterick party dress suitable for one of the many wedding receptions I will be attending this year, and a fun, quirky sundress made from remnants and a Threadless t-shirt called “Happy Harvest.”
I’m back in the groove of sewing, so my only obstacles will be time and the “helpful” antics of my two unpaid assistants.