Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mini Wardrobe Complete!

I talked about my mini-wardrobe plans here and after my muslin for V8597 wasn't promising, I revised the plans here. And then the Belle blouse didn't work out. Oy!

So then I went and bought two white tees at Target. I picked up size L. Got home, tried them on...disaster. Returned them for XL. Got home, tried them on, very snug at the bust and too big through the shoulder. Returned them. Got a different style top in a L. Got home, tried it on, disaster. It is awaiting return.

The IH kimono tee has become item #7! It's a much "sportier" look than I originally intended but it's fine.


S1945 cardigan in black/gold sweater knit from Fabric Mart (review to come)
M6996 cardigan in animal print rayon/poly/lycra from Fabric Mart (review to come)
M6078 top in mustard rayon jersey from SR Harris (review to come)
IH Kimono tee in mustard & grey rayon jersey from SR Harris (previously reviewed here & here)
B5493 top in teal rayon jersey from SR Harris (previously reviewed here)
V9032 pants in black wool blend suiting from Fabric Mart (previously reviewed 1, 2, 3)
Style Arc Sandra jeans in non-stretch dark denim from SR Harris (reviewed here



I won't actually be wearing these sleeveless tops to work without a cardigan or jacket. And obviously these things work with some other stuff already in my wardrobe.


Uhmm, can we talk about how great these Vogue pants make my butt look??!!?!?

Definite TNT. Because I have lost a little bit and (thank goodness) I tend to lose right from my belly first, my other pants from this pattern are a bit loose at the waist so I made these a little smaller. They're snug but that's better than me having to go back and take them in. I hate adjustments.

I wish I had 10 more yards of this black suiting. Washed, dried, sewed and pressed perfectly. Bravo Fabric Mart!

B5493 was made previously June, 2013. I wear that top often and LOVE this version with the full ruffle. I cut the ruffle with my rotary cutter for a nice, crisp edge  and left it unhemmed (I have a couple of RTW knit tops with ruffle details; the ruffle is unhemmed).  Don't look too closely at the V-neck and the top could be a smidge longer.


IH kimono tee, no changes - meaning I forgot, again, to add more sleeve width. DOH! I think I spent more time stitching and ripping out that vneck than on the rest of the top combined :( I need some practice with that.

I hope to do this again as we head into summer, so I will have fewer closet orphans.

36 comments:

  1. Ooh I love mini wardrobes! :) That animal print cardi is my favorite bit but those pants fit so well! You go you!

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  2. Wowza! That is one great wardrobe! Great job with planning! I love the tops, and the bottoms, and the jackets!! Those pants are amazing (the vogue ones) and I hate alterations too :) Great job Nakisha!

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    1. Thanks so much Kristin!!

      Oh how I loathe altering existing garments!!!

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  3. What an absolutely marvelous wardrobe! You could dress for a month with these pieces.

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    1. Thanks Faye! I am wearing my teal top today. Loving it!

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  4. Fabulous wardrobe and your pants do look great!

    You may want to check your about me page and delete my post. I have no idea how it ended up on that page. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Bunny!

      haha! I saw that and removed it :)

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  5. Fantastic! What an amazing wardrobe! You look great everything!

    Summer

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  6. I love mini-wardrobes, and this one is great! So well planned out, and versatile. Really like the yellow on you!

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    1. Thanks so much!

      I LOVE that yellow! Wish I had bought more of it!

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  7. there's a lesson in the t-shirt story isn't there?

    Great little wardrobe - seven pieces if I have counted correctly. What great photos - must have taken you a while to take them.

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    1. Oh, there's a couple lessons Sarah Liz! :)

      Yep. 7 items and it took a list for me to ensure I got the combinations all down! haha!

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  8. Lovely wardrobe, looking so totally different with another color top. Inspirational!

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  9. I always admire poeple who can stick to mini wardrobe plans, this is a great one, all the outfits really work.

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    1. Thanks Allison!

      For me it has to be relatively small. It took real determination to finish the last couple of items! :)

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  10. Very nice. I am going to get the Vogue 9032 pant pattern! Hopefully mine will fit that well.?

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    1. Thanks! I hope you love them as much as I do!

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  11. What a great little wardrobe. I'm inspired. Those style arc jeans are amazing. You know how I feel about that print and tape life but I may have to give those a whirl.

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    1. Thank you so much!! You *could* buy the paper pattern but then there's the shipping. Oy!

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  12. Wow! I love your wardrobe! Your pants are amazing. :)

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  13. I flipping love the shape of those vogue trousers. Yes they look great all the way up and down. I must have missed your previous review for B5493 but it's a great top, and looks really RTW. Must give that one a try!

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    1. Thank you so much!

      It was made awhile ago, soon after I started sewing/blogging!

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  14. How in the world do you do that? I mean loose from your tummy first?

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  15. Beautiful mini wardrobe. Great job!!!
    So sorry about the rtw tees...
    Happy sewing.

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    1. Thanks Judy!

      I could have spared myself by trying them on IN THE STORE haha but nope!

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  16. What a gorgeous wardrobe! Casual yet elegant, and it all fits and flatters so well. You make me wish I had the stamina for wardrobe sewing!

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  17. You did a fab job! Those jeans are just everything!

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  18. Oh my gosh, I love all your pieces! I love the yellow on your especially.

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  19. You are too much! You did it again. I love them all those pants are my favorite such an awesome fit you've been able to achieve.

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