Thursday, February 10, 2011

I am Right on Track....

Peace Family!!!!

No sewing yet. Right now I am in "pattern acquisition" mode. For 2 reasons... (a) I refuse to buy patterns at full price and (b)I am on a diet. Hell if I am going to create a new wardrobe, then I need to make it as small as I can. That way, I will be really motivated to not regain said weight.

So I have been pouring over the March 2011 issues of my favorite magazines. For very serious reasons, I wasn't purchasing magazines. I also have pretty much stopped going to the mall. So I had no clue when I drew up my "collection" what was going to be stylish. I decided on said collection because it was all basics. And I could build on them. Who knew that I was innately stylish. All the magazines are sporting what color palates? white and beige! I'm a be cute!

Remember, I'm making 3 dresses, 2 suits and 2 blouses.

2 of the dress patterns I already own. The beige dress will be a tweed fabric with a matching cape. I have always wanted a cape dress. I already have the tweed. Technically I could start the cape now.... I have several patterns for a sheath dress too. So that will be the Beige dress. Plus, I can mix and match the cape. That can be my spring jacket.

The white dress will come from V8701. As soon as it goes on sale, I'm on it!

This pattern also has the possibility of the white suit jacket. I'm still thinking about that since I have another one planned for that.

The white and beige dress will be the simplicity pattern that I used to make my Thanksgiving frock. Everybody in the blogosphere has made this dress. Me included. And I don't like the collared versions. But it will make a cute dress.

I already own McCall's 5331! Blouses baby!

Got that joint on sale for $1.99!!!! Hey! I will be making both blouses from this pattern. The belted ones. I suppose it doesn't matter in which color.

The suits... I like to wear whit in the spring/summer. I really don't know where that tendency came from. I am a plus sized woman so I should favor dark colors, but I don't. Oh well. Gotta do me. I like B5187

for the white suit jacket. I want something relatively loose. This is Atlanta and it get hot here in the summer. I'm thinking either the collared version or the tie. I'm leaning on the collared because I have large breast and I don't need to accentuate them with a bow. But I do have a blouse that is bowed and it hides the boobies nicely. We shall play that one by ear.

The skirt to go with the white jacket will be a pencil skirt. I have a flowy white skirt already that might slip the cut. Also I want a white pencil skirt. I have several patterns or pattern pieces. I can rig a skirt from one of them. All that it needs to be is long or past the knee so that I maintain 3/4ths.

The beige jacket is actually a vest. From Erica B's DIY style blog. I love her vibe btw. She is my inspiration, both in sewing and how good she looks at her age. We are the same age, but I feel older and less stylish. I shall remedy that won't I? And I don't see it quit as biting. To each his own. The vest is a V1214.

I plan to pare that with S2698.

Technically, if I was desperate to save money, I could make the jacket from V8701 and leave off the sleeves.... Maybe. Maybe not.

What's really curious to me is my apparent preference for Vogue patterns. Them jokers are hard to make, the directions are all over the place. Yet they are the flyest. Oh well.

When I was in Hancocks last week, I perused their spring/summer fabric offerings. All I saw that I would be cool with was the linen. I don't want to sew all linen. It wrinkles and stretches out of shape. Some linen is cool, but not all linen. Especially for the beige. I envisioned something like a khaki cotton. I hope they get what I'm looking for by the end of March. That's my schedule to start my personal S.W.A.P. Maybe I should start a sew-a-long. Teehee. Like I have that many followers.

That damn P90x better work or I'm going to kick Tony Horton's ass!