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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January Wrap-Up (already??)

I sewed like a normal person this month! Wait, I think. Normal people sew 3-4 items a month, no?

This month I sewed:
  • M7358 top (I may have incorrectly included this in December. I sewed the dress in December and the top in January while on vacation)
  • M7476 vest in black ponte
  • M6886 dress in striped ponte
  • Burda 11/2012 joggers in olive knit for my daughter
I don't have a favorite or fail this month. The top, I really liked but when I attempted to wear it it kept riding up. Weird because the dress is fine. I had to take the top off the day I was going to wear it. I like the vest and it's functional. I really like the M6886 dress too.

The accomplishment is definitely the cold shoulder mod. I don't really see excess potential for a pattern. That's why I own so many. I buy for details because I'm not generally interested in "hacking" but I'm glad I did this one!  So who knows, maybe it's something I'll start doing more often!

Also, I spent $56.71 of my $500 fabric budget in January.

As mentioned a post or two back, I plan on doing the wardrobe sudoku contest on PR. I'm pretty jazzed about it!

So far I'm not too worried about getting it all done but I know I have some crazy times coming up. I'm not going to worry, I'll just do my best to try to finish. I have to be very organized to pull this off and am thinking to do:

Navy sleeveless shirt (M6702)
Green/white gingham shirt (Burda 7136)
White skirt (Lekala 5871 or Burda 2/2014. Remember my 'battle of the skirts' on the old blog?)
Blue jeans (Birkin flares)
Grey jeans (Kendall skinnies)
Olive vest (S1499)
Print tee (M6964)
Grey tee (M6886)
White jacket

I am torn!! I bought a white boucle to make B6169 (of which I have 2). I really like S1699 when I made it except for the fabric. And I think the boucle would be so cute made up with that pattern. But I also would like the *style* of jacket in V1465 with this collection of garments.


B6169 * S1699 * V1465

Sigh.

Lastly I want to say that of the RTW items I bought I only had to return one thing! I am so happy with my new clothes. YAY! I was concerned about these wide leg cropped pants but I am so happy I went for them!

Now, they need some tailoring (I have a person for that. I hate alterations). I went with a size 14 because butt/thighs but the waist is far too big. And I got the 'regular' length but they are way too long. I need them shortened about 1.5"


This crepe is so delicious! It has a nice weight to it and is inky black. 

I cut the pockets open because I like pockets! But they aren't usable. They are "real" but the pocket bag is extremely shallow. I guess that makes sense because the Burda pants I was going to make with the pocket situated similarly was a giant fail. 

They looked really cute with a variety of tops; simple tees tucked in, my chambray shirt, sweaters that aren't too long. And I really like them with my existing olive vest and with non-blazer style jackets.



I wanted to include this one so you can see the full width of the flare but then my necklace was doing the 'boob lasso' thing :)

So ready to start the contest!!! Are you joining? What do you think about my jacket choices in relation to my overall mini wardrobe?


6 comments:

  1. Your rtw pants are so cute, and look good on you.
    I like all 3 jackets.. but think you would do and excellent job and love the vogue pattern.. Happy sewing and best wishes .

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  2. I love how your wardrobe is coming along! Your jacket choices are all great. I think the white boucle would be a nice addition, and lend a different aspect to what you already have. But then again, I LOVE boucle jackets and want to sew one in the future, so I might be channeling that! LOL! I'm glad your RTW clothes worked out! Best wishes as you sew your other pieces.

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  3. Two things stuck out to me:

    1. You hacked a pattern! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ You do know this is how it starts!
    2. You set a fabric budget and you're keeping track of what you're spending. I'm impressed and it's got me thinking.

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  4. I like all 3 jackets but my favorite is B6169. I look forward to seeing your creations!

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  5. I love the style of the vouge pattern. Your RTW pants are cute. Too bad they need altering....another reminder of why self-mades are so awesome. I can't wait to see all your makes for the contest.

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  6. LOL!! "Boob Lasso"! Too funny! I agree with you, the V1465 would be really great with your wardrobe...it's chic, stylish and edgye!! No, I am not planning on joining the contest (I don't believe I've ever joined a contest). However, I'm sending all my prayers your way!

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