Friday, July 4, 2014

Trying to Sew More...PR Wardrobe Contest July 2014

I'm attempting to enter the PR Wardrobe Contest this month.  Whether I have time to finish or not, I think this will force me to goal-oriented and it is a good incentive to finish more projects.  Five garments in a month is a lot for me.  I could do it if I sewed every weekend, but the weekends are the only time I have to spend with the Boyfriend because our work schedules are not in sync.

I haven't sketched in Illustrator (other than for work, of course) for a really long time.  I work in Illustrator on a daily basis creating technical sketches and updating designer flats, but I haven't created my own flats in a really long time.  The ones I made were very basic, but it was fun working on them at home.  No new designs...Just made a flat sketch of the Pattern Magic Apple Peel Leggings and a circle skirt.

Here's my plan so far.  I am posting this to the PR discussion board too to get some feedback.


Some of these garments are involved and will take some time fitting.  Even if I don't finish, at least I'll have made some.  The Polly Top is already cut and I have fabric prepped for the leggings and the other shirt.  Haven't decided on the fabric for Vogue 1170, but I have both in my stash.  I'm going fabric shopping on Sunday to see if I can find a pretty minty green or preferably a reddish/coral double knit for the circle skirt.

I can see myself really wearing this wardrobe.  These types of "bottoms" are lacking in my wardrobe, so it will be nice to fill some holes.

Let me know what you think!  Any feedback, good or bad would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

12 comments:

  1. I think those pieces will go together really nicely to make a bunch of different looks. Plus the Polly top is such a fun make! This looks like a pretty useful wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks Melwyk! I hope they end up working well together, if they don't work well together, they will definitely work with a lot of what I already have.

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  2. I love your choices, especially Vogue 1170, which I would also love to make someday. Good for you for having the discipline to sew some basics, too!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I've decided I should just sew basics for a while because if its something fancy, I won't wear it. My work wardrobe and weekend wear is pretty casual :)

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  3. Wow 5 garments in a month is ambitious. Goodness I wouldn't even attempt such a thing. Your plan looks great though I wonder if instead of the 2nd skirt you would do shorts or a light weight coverup for the "cold" California nights. Just a thought.

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    1. I thought about making shorts, but I really don't wear them but twice a year, maybe. I am much more likely to wear a skirt. I was originally going to make a more straight skirt, but those don't look very good on me. I'm hipless. I thought about a cardiwrap, but I can't decide on fabric. The whole plan may change. Hehe.

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  4. I like your plan - those pieces will play well together.

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  5. I like the look of your plan, very cohesive and looks like they will all work together really well. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn! You know, only you and one other blogger have posted about the Apple Peel Leggings. They are proving to be a challenge. :) Love yours by the way.

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