05 November 2008
What's In Your Closet?
Off I went to the Big Box Fabric Store to look at patterns. What happened to the basic patterns? There was not a one that I liked enough to purchase at $16.95 (gulp) a pattern. Thank goodness I kept my favorites when purging the garment patterns during the sewing room cleanup, even though they no longer fit; grand delusions of being that size again, maybe?
Two of my favorite patterns came out of the drawer: one a simple pullover top with dropped shoulders and jewel neckline and the other a collarless cardigan jacket. The jacket looks very professional even though it is not tailored. And then the pattern paper that I somehow?? own was unearthed and both patterns were redrafted to a larger size. Enough fashion fabric was washed to make 2 lined jackets (one long, one short) and 2 tops. It took me all weekend. Next weekend is the actual sewing of said garments.
Combined with a pair of black slacks, a mix and match wardrobe will result by concentrating on one color theme: black/white/red.