I was browsing through my collection of Loes Hinse's newsletters and online seminars earlier this week one night when I was WAY too tired to even think of sitting down at the sewing machine. One in particular caught my eye - Possibilities, The Trip. In this seminar, Loes outlines a travel wardrobe which includes the following items:
- 4 pairs of pants
- 1 skirt
- 1 tunic
- 1 cardigan/jacket
- 6 tank tops
- 1 top
- a variety of accessories including scarves, wraps, necklaces, shoes and purses
I don't necessarily need 6 new tank tops (though they are SO quick to sew), so I am thinking of substituting a few tops instead. My colours will be brown, tan, and cream with accents of olive green, nutmeg, coral and cinnamon.
My plan for my new spring/summer wardrobe is this:
- Brown linen Oxfords
- Tan linen Euros
- Cream linen Oxfords (maybe with a drawstring waist)
- Olive linen cropped Oxfords
- Tan linen sarong skirt, short version
- Cream linen Casablanca top
- Brown sweater knit Garbo Jacket, cardiganized
- Tan linen Biarritz Jacket
- Brown knit tank (sewn last summer)
- Cream lace tank (sewn last summer)
- Brown lace tank (sewn last summer)
- Cream linen Sicilian Tank
- Nutmeg print Perfect Tee (sewn last summer)
- Olive print Perfect Tee
- Brown print Perfect Tee
Of course, I'm going to need some new shoes - in particular espadrilles and wedged sandals. I'm hoping to make some fun and funky jewelry, think chunks of coral, polished stone and wood. And while I have plenty of scarves and wraps, most of them are more suited to cooler weather. I think a few new scarves and wraps in lovely open weaves or lace are necessary as well.
The list looks a little daunting, but the majority of these patterns are TNT, and I can whip them together in no time. My plan is to keep working away at the Wardrobe Basics sewalong items - because I need those now, but when the "will-this-winter-never-end" doldrums hit I have something to pull out and help me look forward to spring.
I have some actual sewing to report too - I finished this:
the top from Vogue 2989 (OOP).
I made it out of the same camel ponte de roma that I used for the camel skirt from the same pattern. Note: I previously reported the skirt was from Vogue 1020, which although I cut out a number of items from that pattern, is incorrect. My apologies. I'll have to go back and correct the previous post. The collar is a little wonky and I think it has something to do with the interfacing I used, but I can live with it. I like how the top and the skirt look together. I particularly like the neckline - a perfect frame for a gorgeous necklace. The colour camel by my face really isn't my favourite, but with the right jewelry and accessories, I can make it work. I think this colour will transition nicely into my planned spring wardrobe too.
Anyone else thinking spring?