Back in August I mentioned that I am aiming to sew up a capsule wardrobe, I have already decided on my colour scheme so today I went through my patterns to make a decision about what clothes I would like to make. I thought I would try to use patterns that I already have rather than purchasing a load.
The main part of the wardrobe will be a winter coat, S’s mum has lent me this pattern which I believe she has had since the 1960’s, it is a very beautiful coat and I think it will look gorgeous in a deep purple:
I would also like to make a matching hat and gloves, I already have this pattern in my stash and I like view E:
Now for the clothes, the only thing I have not got in my stash is a trouser pattern. Looking around I really like the Thurlow Trousers by Sewaholic or Colette Juniper so will have to make a decision and settle on one of these. The fact that Lladybird is hosting a Thurlow Sew Along at the end of October may swing it for me.
Skirt wise is very easy, my two favourites are Amy Butler Barcelona skirts and Colette’s Ginger:
I aim to make the layer skirt from Amy Bulter and Version two from Ginger. That leaves tops, view B of the McCall’s, version two of Jasmine and version three of Sencha:
And dresses, I am aiming to make version one of the Peony and view C of the Vogue pattern:
This means that when I visit Paris in one week (only seven days, I am counting them down!!), I am looking for fabric for:
Coat lining – I already have the wool blend fabric
Hat lining – left over wool blend from the coat will be used for the hat exterior
Vogue Dress – I already have some fabric for the Peony
Layered Barcelona skirt
Trousers (type to be decided)
When I come back from Paris I will be itching the start the sewing on these eleven items of clothing. I can’t wait to see what fabric I find, I will write up my fabric post once I get back!!