One of my goals for this year was to improve my wardrobe. I’ve decided to take a step toward that by joining the Tim Gunn Sew Along on PatternReview.com The idea is to make items from his list, found here, that outlines 10 wardrobe staples that every woman should have.
Here’s my plan (ambitious, and might take me years to finish) for my wardrobe staples:
Black Brown Dress – Simplicity 2648 (have pattern)
The fabric for this dress (the one on the model) has been ordered. I’ll be making it in a chocolate brown cotton sateen.
2. Trench – Already own the one below, but I need to alter it to fit me better.
3. Dress Pants – Vogue 8131 Out of Print (have pattern)
Either I will do the pair in the bottom right corner, or I’ll use Simplicity 2562 (have pattern).
4. Classic Shirt – Vogue 8598
or Simplicity 2339, the version on the bottom of the picture, first on the left
5. Jeans – Vogue 1034
6. Any Occasion Top – Vogue 9771
7. Skirt – Simplicity 2475 without the faux pockets
8. Day Dress – Vogue 8613
I already have the fabric for this (originally purchased for another dress) which is brown with a cream rose print and it has copper threads woven into the fabric. Very pretty fabric!
9. Jacket – Vogue 8333
or Simplicity 2446
10. Sweatsuit Alternative – Vogue 8656
*Trendy Item – I’m thinking a trendy sundress for spring/summer, but I haven’t decided on a pattern yet, and a sweater dress for fall/winter.
Here’s the sweater dress I want to make:
It should be interesting to knit since I’ll have to translate the pattern from Finnish to English.