Thinking About New Wardrobe

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I have been taking a break from sewing for a little while because of the reasons I mentioned before.  This hiatus will last though December and possibly halfway into January but then I’m back with a vengeance!  I will be a busy bee as I have nothing to wear after so much weight loss (I didn’t really have much before either!)  I will be working on an entire wardrobe and I am REALLY looking forward to it.  Mind you, I will also be buying clothes because I’m just too slow and disorganized to make everything and not have to go naked!

Today it hit me that if I want to do this then I better start coming up with some ideas and put together a plan.  I did this for the PR wardrobe contest but I didn’t really give that one much thought.  I’m gonna be much pickier this time and the pieces I choose will probably be very different.  There will be a few fitted pieces since I will be able to pull it up without looking like a lumpy sausage and there will probably be a dress or two.  I realize this cannot be done in a matter for weeks and that it will take time and effort but I am REALLY looking forward to it.  In the meantime I am reading up a storm!  I’m devouring my couture books and learning as much as I can about finishes and other details.  I’m also reading (more) about fitting.

Just off the top of my head, the following are pieces I will probably be making at some point in the next few months.

               The skirt pictured                                   The dress pictured
                              Dress on model on the left                       Blouse on model on the right
As for my vintage patterns, I think I’m going to give this one a shot because I simply love the neckline of view 1.
I think this coat from La Mia Boutique might be in my future as well.  Of course, living in Miami…when would I wear it???

2 Responses

  1. Anne


    You have fantastic taste! I especially love the coat and when I am a bit more advanced sewing wise I would love to make one just like it. Is La Mia Boutique a sewing mag?

  2. lsaspacey

    The La Mia coat? Just go ahead and make it to wear as a coat dress. Add an inside belt and some hooks and eyes, and you’re ready to go! Good luck.

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