Monday, 1 October 2012

Spring/Summer Plan

Sorry I have been off the blogosphere for a few days, it has been a hectic time.  I may not have shared previously, but in one of my other lives I judge ice skating competitions and the last couple of weeks have commandeered all my sewing/creative time!  Not to say I haven't been thinking and planning.

On the back of StephC's and Sunni's blogs regarding wearable wardrobes, they really got me thinking about my wardrobe for the upcoming Spring and Summer. 

Now I have quite a few clothes and there is nothing in my wardrobe I don't wear, however there are a few things that are either getting tired or that don't have much to go with them, so this is where I started my plan from.  Also, as of last year I now work from home 2 days a week and the other 3 days from a home office, not really any reason to get dressed up, however I do wish to avoid looking like a complete slob as is quite easy to do when you don't have to leave the house.

Last year I didn't buy anything and wasn't sewing much either as my work situation was up in the air and I didn't know if we would be moving to an office, so I just made do with my wardrobe from the year before.  Now all these items are at least 2 years old and have been worn to death, so are looking pretty sad now.

This will be my basic palette: 

However I am sure I will add some other patterned dresses in for variety and if I feel like wearing something a bit brighter!  Red will also be a definite feature as it is so cheerful!!

So far I have worked out I will make following basics:
- black capris
- taupe shorts
- beige shorts
(see above palette, so far so good!)

Now I am not super excited about making basics as of course they aren't nearly as fun to sew, so I have some prints planned too for some tops.  I think I will try to alter between making one basic (cake), one pretty (frosting). 

I am also participating in Megan's Banksia sewalong, so you will see at least two of these soon, and Didyoumakethat's Apronalong.  Plus I have nearly finished my jumper that I was supposed to finish for the Ravellenic Games (oops) and have two more jumpers that I have started.  Hmmm, wonder if I am taking on too much? 


  1. Good plan.. Exacting to see it transforming

  2. It's hard not to take on too much, isn't it? There are just so many fun things to make! I'm looking forward to seeing your Banksia! It's such a cute pattern!