For some time I’ve been kind of disappointed with my wardrobe. I feel like most of the things I own fall into one or more of the categories: too old, doesn’t fit, don’t like it anymore, too blah. I want some change, but sometimes shopping is a nightmare and I also can’t seem make clothes fast enough for my satisfaction. So instead of incessantly whining about it, I’m going to take my time to purchase what I need, sew the rest, and just make it all work over time starting with one of my crafty goals.
At the start of the year I came up with a reasonably short list of few crafty things I definitely wanted to finally attempt in 2013. One such goal is to participate in a SWAP. Not the kind of swap where you get a few people together to trade yarn, clothes, patterns, or other things, but SWAP as in Sewing With a Plan. If you don’t know about it already, here is a link to the Original SWAP Article. Basically, it originally began as a contest where you create a starter wardrobe of 11 different coordinating pieces using fabrics of two colors and one print. I’m going to make it a little easier for myself and pick a pattern that has a bit of everything already in the package.
Choice 1: Vogue 8866
It’s all about that jacket peplum! I love it, but I can totally see it giving me a headache. The rest of the pieces are pretty basic and look easy to sew together.
Choice 2: Vogue 2975
With this one there will be a little bit of fussing with the pleats, but at least I will only have to do it once to account for the top and the dress. I’ve never made a suit jacket before so either way it will be a new experience.
I can’t decide which one I want to start with! Suits aren’t required for work, but that makes me no nevermind. Ideally for option 1 I would like to have everything sewn by the fall so that I can go into the season with something new, but I have to fit it in with the other sewing projects I have already planned/on the wish list. With option 2 I could enjoy some of the pieces throughout the spring and summer as I sew. Decisions, decisions!