Lately my sewing has been all willy-nilly, basically just making whatever I can from the stash. This is causing my wardrobe to be ...... well ........ all willy nilly. I need to get a handle on this because the Goodwill will end up with my whole collection when the seasons change. Before I sew my next garment I'm going to go through my closet and organize & analyze.
I have been seeking inspiration for a sleek winter wardrobe. I perused Bergdorf Goodman and found these to add to my inspiration album:
For this TSE look I'd go with Butterick 5100 view C for the cardigan. You could split the center front with a seam. For the dress Butterick 5104 view D. Now would I be willing to make it in cashmere???
This is Donna Karan. Maybe Vogue will bless me with a pattern, but 2989 is close enough, just add belt and make the pants extra long.
This Alexander McQueen is almost a dead ringer for BWOF 9-2007-103 - the style lines don't match but with the quilting it's almost dead on. I don't have a pic of the back but I'm sure those shaping darts can be added. Holy smokes, I am in love with that gold quilted fabric!!!!
Does pre-quilted leather exist? Man, this makes me wish I could chuck my 9-5 & sew all day. But then where/when would I wear this stuff? Maybe I could take a sewing retreat like the CMarie12? I just need two weeks. I think might have the flu soon. *cough, cough*
I am falling in love with McQueen. That jacket will be a hard one to exactly replicate with a pattern, but Vogue 8343 is workable (easy!!!). How about McCall's 5530 (view B) or Burda 8592 I prefer to keep the lines simple and let the fabric shine. Of course the slacks would be my obsession Vogue 8427
This is a cute look from Chloe. I like the mini with the window pane pockets! Now THOSE ARE NOT in my pockets book. Dang!!!!! McCall's 5520 for the top. I would probably use Simplicity 4041 since I already have it, but 9825 is a closer match as far as shape.
This is an easy one from Temperley London. McCall's 5516 view A with the flounce from View C is an easy fit with a minor sleeve change. I'm digging the b&w. I didn't think I needed this pattern when it debuted, but now I see the potential.
Right now this is the dream new year's eve dress by Temperley London. I can see myself in this with some platforms! If I ever get "focused" enuff I'd try to morph something similar. That would be tons of work! I like Vogue 2963 for this one. Keep the straps & take off the bottom layers. Adding the sheer top without having that homemade look would be the hard part for me.
I think it's time for me to try a S.W.A.P. or at least a mini one with 3-4 outfits. But first I'm gonna tackle my closet.