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To Plan or Not To Plan...

Hopefully at this stage of the game, you are riding that wave of excitement and feeling like All Things Are Possible. I am. Before this Seasonal Sew Wardrobe is finished, I know I will have plenty of visits from the Tim Gunn Spirit telling me I need to edit and focus, but for now, that voice is cheering me on with a hearty "GO FOR IT!"

Stash fabrics pulled to coordinate with my inspiration fabric

I've decided to build my wardrobe around a "big" inspiration piece. I pulled out some beautiful nylon jacket fabric, purchased years ago from Gorgeous Fabrics. I wanted a pattern without too many fussy details or seams that require complicated pattern matching. I found the Fari Coat by Ralph Pink and decided it would be a perfect match. Aside from some appropriate interfacing, I have everything needed for this coat in my stash already.

In addition to my coat, I know for sure that I am making at least 2 pairs of Itch-To-Stitch Liana Stretch Jeans just like the ones I finished in December 2015. After finishing this last pair, I just can't bear to wear my RTW jeans. I only have enough denim in my stash for 1 pair, so I will have to pick up another couple yards of denim this week. I plan on making both pairs at the same time, since they will use the same pattern, sewing techniques and thread colors.

A pair of casual striped linen lounging pants are also on my make list. I'm going to use Simplicity 2414, a pattern in my stash that I've never used. It might be a bit of a stretch saying the berry in my striped linen coordinates with the berry in my coat above, but in all honesty, the two will never be worn together, and several of the tops I am planning will go with both the jacket and the pants. If these work out nicely, I have some pink/skin tone raw silk suiting that will work for a second pair.

I am going to make 2 basic tees out of the Comino Cap Top. One in black scrunchy textured knit and the other in a cream. 

The last thing I know for sure that I want to make is a Cream Irena Knit Top using this light weight sweater knit.

After getting all this down in writing, I'm noticing that aside from the Fari Coat, my pieces are awfully boring. I don't exactly know what I'm going to do to jazz up this collection, but I have 4 months to figure it out. I know that as time wears on, I will be inspired to make something different than what I've laid out here, so I'm not going to bother making a detailed sewing list. Structure kills my creativity. Instead, I'll leave off with a collage of images that are on my SSW Mood Board:

big tote with leftover coat fabric

Simplicity 1462
McCalls 7094
Vogue 9109
Frankenpattern Blouse
Grainline Tiny Pocket Tank
Look at the sleeves on Vogue 1493!
buckle belt cardi

Grainline Maritime Shorts
Itch-To-Stitch Idyllwild T Shirt
Jalie 2567 bathrobe
12oz Turkish Cotton Terry Velour fabric


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