I've come up with 10 immediate "must haves". No, I'm not going to sew all 10 this month alone! haha! But I will make a nice dent. I will have lots of time to sew from next Tuesday through Friday and I will be making the most of it.
Besides, you all know if I need to get some fast sewing done, I can get some fast sewing done! ;)
So, I decided I need:
2 woven tops with sleeves
2 woven tops w/o sleeves
2 knit tops with sleeves
1 knit top w/o sleeves
I could really use a pair of lighter pants and will try to squeeze those in in the coming weeks as well.
Starting with the sleeveless knit, since it's done (yay for pattern's that have been made before and sergers!)
I made M6078, view B from this really pretty navy and white diamond print ITY from Fabric Mart
1/2" seam allowance through bust and waist
narrow hems on arm openings and 2" hem (turned up 1" twice and twin-needle stitched)
As worn on Thursday
This has become one of my most favorite patterns ever. Swoon.
Already mentioned B6169 was next, I cut the pattern pieces out today, will do some measuring and hopefully get it going this weekend.
It'll be made in a gray suiting fabric
Burda Style 07/2013 #103 in an ivory rayon challis
New Look 6104 in red (not pink) cotton chambray (this pattern has been made 3x before)
Simplicity 1916 in a colorful jersey (pattern made twice before)
Burda 6911 in striped jersey. I will muslin this one to check that twist and the depth of the v
Butterick 6026 in a lightweight navy polk-dot cotton sateen
Simplicity 1499 vest in a deep red-orange (more orange than red in real life) cotton twill
Lastly, I have this white jacquard double knit. I originally bought this for more of a jacket but it is not very structured at all. I need to do a little more thinking on what kind of cardigan I want from it. Initially I was thinking S1945, which I like, but I don't want it to read 'couch or curtain'. Maybe something more fitted?? We shall see.
At any rate, I kinda want all of these in my wardrobe like - NOW!!!!!! With any luck I'll have the Butterick jacket done before Tuesday and can knock out at least two of the more time consuming tops (buttons, collars, etc) during my sew-a-palooza days :) and will go from there.
The wardrobe contest was just announced on Pattern Review!! I will angle the sewing plans to meet the contest rules:
2 choice (ONE item may be previously sewn or purchased)
Each top must coordinate with each bottom. If a dress is sewn it must coordinate but can be worn alone.
I *love* the wardrobe contest! :-D
ETA: A Style Arc sale and a dress needed in May and ta-da! Mini wardrobe planned.
So from my above plans; I will save the Butterick shirt, Burda tank and Simplicity top for the contest. Still...I'm going to be busy!!!
The moto jacket will be my one "previously sewn" item.