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Message Board > Sew Alongs > How about a Tim Gunn sew along? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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How about a Tim Gunn sew along?
From his ten essential wardrobe "elements"
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Date: 1/19/11 11:31 PM

Here are the basics:

Basic Black Dress
Trench Coat
Dress Pants
Classic Shirt
Jeans
Any Occasion Top
Skirt
Day Dress
Jacket
Sweatsuit Alternative
Bonus trendy item

The article

This list has a variety of options.

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Date: 1/20/11 8:54 AM

This is such a good idea. A very intelligent combination, especially in this financial climate.

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Date: 1/20/11 9:12 AM

I'd love to do this but if I started last week I'd still be sewing a year from now!

But I really really need to get my wardrobe choices stepped up and organized so if anyone else is game, I'm willing! First up: dress pants, as soon as I find a pattern that fits without my having a nervous breakdown trying...

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Date: 1/20/11 10:48 AM

I would like to join! I would like to see pattern suggestions as well for each item.

Joanne

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Date: 1/20/11 1:53 PM

Mmmmm this sounds interesting.....living in Florida I don't wear dresses except to weddings, but I think it is time for a change. I'm in.

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Date: 1/20/11 2:31 PM

OK, here is my list of patterns (from the patterns & notions thread). Someone commented on the two wrap dresses; if someone has a good/better pick for either dress, I'm certainly open to suggestions! I personally haven't found many sheath dresses to be flattering on me (as I feel I have an inverted-triangle/tend towards apple figure). There is a pull-on, bias, casual linen dress I may want to copy in the future that might work well for a day dress (but wouldn't work well for a work-day dress). I tried to pick timeless patterns.

I really want things to be made of washable fabrics (Not sure how I'm going to pull that off with the trench or the jacket though). Also, I substituted the twinset for the sweatsuit alternative, as I already have plenty of casual/active wear and I feel the twinset works better in terms of having a "complete" wardrobe.

Basic Dress - V8379

Trench - McCall's 5525

Dress Pants - V2907

Classic Shirt - Simplicity 2339

Jeans - V1034

Any Occasion Top - Simplicity 4076

Skirt - M3830 I might change this to something else in the future, as I have a few other nice skirt patterns, but I wanted to stick with pieces that would age well.

Daydress - Simplicity 2369

Jacket - V7975

Twinset - New Look 6735
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Date: 1/20/11 2:33 PM

This is a good idea and I might join.

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Date: 1/21/11 7:32 AM

I would love any suggestions for a single brested trench/trench-like coat. I have the McCalls pattern listed above, but double brested coats do my ample chest no favours.

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Date: 1/21/11 7:39 AM

There's a view C on D on Simplicity 4084

I really need an LBD, I'm in.

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Date: 1/21/11 10:48 AM

Noir, check out my review of this Burda "trench-like" coat - it's single breasted and I LOVE it, I've practically worn it out already.

Burda 7786

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