So the sewing bug has bitten me pretty hard lately. I’ve always been an on-again-off-again sewer, only sewing when the need for something I couldn’t find in the store struck me (or when I went through my LOTR costume phase in high school, eep). Honestly, I’ll blame this newfound love for sewing on Project Runway. This season inspired me so much more than the previous seasons, probably because the designers were of a higher caliber, the clothes were better, and the winner is the exact same age as me. And now that I finally have my machine up at school with me (and I have absolutely no work to do for my final semester of college), I’ve been stitching up a storm. Which brings me to the Pattern Review Mini Wardrobe Contest for May.
The contest is simple: create two tops and two bottoms/three tops and a bottom/two tops, a dress, and a bottom between May 1 and May 31. So far, I’ve narrowed down my color palette. I originally wanted to do a blue and white palette for this challenge, but I had a really hard time finiding any blues that I liked. So, I’m doing a coral, white, and black palette instead, with all the fabric swatches above from Gorgeous Fabrics. I’m not 100% committed to all of the fabrics since they’re a little on the pricey side.
I’ve narrowed my pieces down to three possible pieces I want to do. The dress is Simplicity 3678, the top and pants are from Simplicity 2925 (I’m working on the dress from that pattern as we speak). That just leaves that lonely little flower knit. The dress is already a knit, and I’ve never worked with knits before, so I don’t know if undertaking two knit projects is do-able. I love the flower pattern, but the dotty one looks better with the other two fabrics. So I’ll either find another pattern for a knit top, or switch that fabric out and get a solid black fabric to do a jacket or another top. Or scrap the dress, use the dotty fabric for a knit top and whip up a pair of flowy black pants. Decisions decisions!