Happy July, everybody! Man, this Summer feels like it’s going by insanely quickly.
I finally decided on my Mini Wardrobe plan, and all of the fabrics I’ll be using to make it come to life!
Here it is. Daresay you won’t be surprised:
Thanks for partaking in my poll! I listened to you guys! I’m a sucker for crowd sourcing, and I’ve been wanting a breezy, elastic-waisted dress since spotting them all over Italy and Paris. So, there ya go. Also, thanks for the warning on Ava, Carrie. I shall give her a try someday, but that day will not be in the next month or so.
Remember how I mentioned I was excited to have time to muslin for my wardrobe? That so did not happen, but at least I have a firm plan and have done some thinking about linings and notions and seam finishes.
Speaking of fabrics, here they are: up close and personal
A (flowy maxi skirt)
Polyester wicking jersey knit
Rayon sateen challis with cotton sateen trim
D (pleated skirt)
E (sleeveless blouse)
The dress fabric is a bit of an outlier in the collection, but they work pretty well together overall. I’ll probably update this post later with a photo of all of the fabrics together to give a better picture of how they relate to one another.
Because I respond well to limits and deadlines (eh, sorta well), I’ve set up a schedule for the completion of each item in order to get this puppy done.
July 6: Simplicity 6966 (silk georgette maxi skirt with jersey underlay and waistband)
Completed July 12
10: Burdastyle 02/2014 #105 (yoked, pleated skirt in striped cotton broadcloth)Completed July 18
16: Vogue 1387 (sleeveless blouse in cotton lawn)
22: Republique du Chiffon “Marion” (dress in floral rayon challis sateen with black cotton sateen trim)
27: McCall’s 6708 (cardigan in wicking polyester jersey)
Here’s hoping that I more or less stick to it! As you can see, I’ve given myself a four day buffer at the end of the month for any unforeseen dalliances.
Time to do this thing!