Sewing, crafting and DIY friends, I have been absolutely remiss in blogging lately. It isn't that I am slacking, or traveling, or have taken up a new hobby. I'm just busy. Not only have I been sewing and reading and hanging out with Mr. Biblioblog, but I have been experiencing an incredible amount of creative thought. So much so that I am uncomfortable and want it to stop. To help quell some of the inner madness, I thought I'd use some fun fabric from my stash and sew a new silhouette for myself. Here is B5496 in polyester chiffon. This fabric was shoved into the corner of the Red Tag section in JA and when I saw it, my heart just skipped a beat. I love it. It's very subtle at first glance, but interesting and quirky at a second glance.
Both of these tunics demand that I wear heels, and that is something I don't do unless going out. I am wearing wedges, I think Clarks, and I really need a slimmer and higher heel in this picture. I'm going to come back to this style of tunic later on, and try to find a more chic look. Elastic waists are not great on a short waisted petite ;-)
So, back to my original statement about creativity. I have made a lot of different pieces this season-hats, jackets, asymmetrical tunics, oversize tees, vests, and ruched tops. Somewhere in this storm of sewing, I lost my way. I had fun exploring some new types of clothing, but now it's time to come back to earth and think about everyday outfits. So, here is what I have done. I pulled all my wardrobe and coordinate patterns out, and arranged them in complementary pairs or trios. I have started sewing pieces from these wardrobe patterns, and using my color palette so they stand a good chance of mixing and matching. M5890 is up first: black capris (have), black cardi (done last year), brown/black top (black top done)
S2288 is next and I'll be making brown pants and floral cardi. These pieces will coordinate with M5890
I'll update you as I work, and would appreciate any feedback. Really. Any. This is my attempt to corral my thoughts and inspiration into an avenue which will lead to a wearable wardrobe. That is my #1 goal.
In the meantime, how is it going for you? Are you sewing exactly what you want to, in the fabrics of your choice?