I’ve been brainstorming a new fall wardrobe for quite some time. I don’t know what it is about fall, but I always feel a sense of newness and possibility when the weather turns a bit crisper and clearer. For some reason, I always associate fall with new beginnings, like a student when the first semester of the year rolls around.
And what better time to create a new wardrobe!
To clarify, SWAP is an acronym for “sewing with a plan.” This informative article was the inspiration for my first SWAP.
The Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest is underway, and I think it would be fun to participate this year. The wardrobe has to be completed by November 30, same day by which I need to close on a house…
The criteria are four bottoms, five tops, and one topper (jacket, cardigan, poncho, etc.). All tops must go with all the bottoms, and a minimum of one print fabric must be incorporated. I’m working on my story board right now, and here are some of the patterns I have selected.
McCall’s 5190, same brown color in faux leather.
McCall’s 5523 View A in red.
Burda WOF 5-2009-103 Top. I like this color, but I was originally thinking black. Maybe I’ll make it in both colors.
Jalie 2908 Stretch Jeans, which I’m already working on, and they’re almost done!