SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Sew Alongs > Wardrobe Sew Along ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Wardrobe Sew Along
Sew Confused
star
Sew Confused
Intermediate
Member since 7/13/07
Posts: 2542
Send Message

      



Date: 4/18/08 5:59 PM

I realize we already have two very similar sew alongs underway, Wardrobe From Your Closet and Stash and Wardrobe Basics, so let me explain how this one differs.

First of all, Wardrobe From Your Closet and Stash implies that (a) you have some pieces in your current wardrobe to build off of; and (b) you have a reasonably substantial stash or a stash that coordinates well enough to pull a wardrobe together using stash fabric alone or in combination with your current wardrobe. In this sew along, we'll assume that your wardrobes is as pathetic as mine and includes nothing worth incorporating into your new wardrobe AND you will be free to buy as much fabric as you need and to use whatever stash fabric you have.

Secondly, Wardrobe Basics implies that the pieces sewn will be, well, basic. In this sew along, your pieces can be as practical or whimsical as you choose.

I'm starting this sew along because, although the mini-wardrobe contest sounds like a ton of fun, and I really, really want to participate, the time frame will not work for me. I am far too slow of a sewist to produce 4 garments n 4 weeks.

I am going to do a storyboard of some sort so that I have a cohesive plan because I do want to end up with a wardrobe capsule, not a random assortment of clothes that I sewed willy-nilly. I would encourage anyone who may join the sew along to do the same, unless you're far more disciplined than I.

And of course, people will be free to join or quit at any time. I will be starting immediately. Does anyone else want to join me?

------
Paula

"In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running."
- Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder

Visit my blog at www.sewconfused.blogspot.com

GollyGolly

GollyGolly
Advanced
Georgia USA
Member since 12/27/06
Posts: 65
Send Message

      



In reply to Sew Confused


Date: 4/19/08 0:00 AM

I will join in with you. I am also a painfully slow sewer even though I have been sewing for more years than I am willing to admit. My husband pointed out to me that if I started sewing at 10 then me telling people that I've been sewing for 30 yrs is well, misleading. I don't really know if it is that misleading since I was 29 for so very many years!
It will be good for me to do this because I have no wardrobe. Clothes I have but not alot of wardrobe going on with it. It will be fun and I need some encouragement to sew for myself; I am forever sewing for others. Gail

Kaitlinnegan
star
Kaitlinnegan
Intermediate
Wisconsin USA
Member since 8/13/06
Posts: 602
Send Message

      



Date: 4/19/08 0:06 AM

I'll definitely be joining in! I think I'm going to do the mini wardrobe contest, but I want those pieces to be part of a larger wardrobe. Judging from my spring wardrobe progress (that is, very little and spring is definitely upon us), I might need a little push to get everything done before the season's over. I'll be making up a storyboard and a WIP review in the near future.

Sew Confused
star
Sew Confused
Intermediate
Member since 7/13/07
Posts: 2542
Send Message

      



Date: 4/19/08 1:03 AM

Cool! I was afraid no one else would join in and I would be all lonely, but three is plenty and probably more will join in, too!

------
Paula

"In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running."
- Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder

Visit my blog at www.sewconfused.blogspot.com

fiberfan
star
fiberfan
Advanced
Utah USA
Member since 2/25/06
Posts: 991
Send Message

      



Date: 4/19/08 1:04 AM

Count me in. I have a few spring/summer clothes and some of those need to be retired

I have an almost finished black linen/rayon blend jacket. The jacket is a cardigan with a band around the neck and a multi-colored print piping in the band seam and probably over the machine stitching on the sleeve hems.

I want to make a 2 piece dress to go with the jacket. I have some leftover bias from the jacket piping. I think I will make the top with a jewel or scoop neckline and use some of the leftover bias to bind the neckline.

My biggest problem with items that coordinate is my love of intense solid colors - turquoise, royal blue, purples on the blue side, magenta and reds with a blue undertone. These colors are hard to coordinate unless I have a print that pulls in both colors.

Sometimes I can find more than one fabric of the same basic color that will coordinate with each other. I am pretty sure I can do this with magenta. The colors in piping on the black jacket includes magenta (where is the light bulb smilie).

Joanne

------
joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody. Isaiah 51:3

so many ideas, so much fiber, so little time
http://fiberfan.blogspot.com

Lorri

Lorri  Friend of PR
Utah USA
Member since 9/11/06
Posts: 407
Send Message

      



Date: 4/19/08 2:16 AM

So, Paula, how long will this go on for? I was just asked by my dn to make her wedding dress before the end of May and two bridesmaids dresses for the 2gn.......I just finished up a wedding in January and haven't had the time to do any sewing for myself, but I need clothes badly too. I would love to join, give me a time frame if you can.... :

------
Lorri

Sew Confused
star
Sew Confused
Intermediate
Member since 7/13/07
Posts: 2542
Send Message

      



Date: 4/19/08 3:08 AM

I'm thinking open entry/open exit for as long as people are interested. I am a VERY slow sewist so a 12 piece wardrobe could easily take me 8 to 10 months.

------
Paula

"In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running."
- Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder

Visit my blog at www.sewconfused.blogspot.com

CynthiaSue
starstarstarstar
CynthiaSue  Friend of PR
Intermediate
California USA
Member since 10/11/03
Posts: 1017
Board Moderator
Send Message

      



Date: 4/19/08 3:15 AM

Paula,

this is a GREAT idea and I would totally join as I would LOVE to sew a wardrobe and have the 10 months to do it.......but hopefully I will be pregnant soon so I can't do the sew along or I will be stopping in the middle of it. But I wanted to let you know how great an idea I think it is. It seams like the only way to do a wardrobe is within the contest thingys or by yourself ............ I hate doing anything by myself.

------
"Mommy cries in the sewing room."
Alexander May, 2.5 years old

Padmé

Padmé
Member since 7/12/06
Posts: 1842
Send Message

      



Date: 4/19/08 8:06 AM

This Sew Along sounds about my speed. I tend to sew one project at a time right now because of time and family. We have some tornado damage to tend to and college visits for the next month. One is all day today.

I'm making some new excercise clothes, and some wrap skirts for the summer.

Big Dog

Big Dog
Intermediate
Michigan USA
Member since 1/22/06
Posts: 1183
Send Message

      



Date: 4/19/08 8:15 AM

Oh this is so me. I have a bunch of oddball clothes, things that I really like, but they just don't seem to go with anything else. As I tend to sew at the speed of government this will be perfect for me.
I love it when I actually have time to do the fitting adjustments, get the fabric cut and actually assembled into something I can wear. Now if life would get quit getting in the way of sewing...

------
Formerly sew*itch

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sew Alongs >> Wardrobe Sew Along

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Register

The Contemporary Couture Jacket
The Contemporary Couture Jacket

Register

Vogue Patterns 1127

photo
by: CissieW

Review
SewBaby Petal Jacket Pattern

SewBaby Petal Jacket Pattern

Buy Now
You Sew Girl Draped T-Dress Pattern

You Sew Girl Draped T-Dress Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.