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Wardrobe ideas for living on a boat
Need pattern, fabric, planning ideas for our life on the boat!
Larkin
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Date: 2/20/12 12:06 PM

I'm 53 years old, I work full time and recently married the "skipper of my dreams"! We're planning to move full-time onto a 38 foot boat. (We'll rent a little space nearby for my sewing workroom.) I've also lost about 25 pounds recently, so .... it's time for new clothes!

I'm looking for guidance about sewing a new wardrobe for my new size and lifestyle. I've done a SWAP in the past and that's too big. I think I'm looking for information about capsules or modules.

I'm also looking for specific pattern recommendations for separates that would lend themselves equally well for casual and business casual.

I'm also looking for fabric recommendations that keep limited storage and high moisture conditions in mind.

Any and all suggestions would be appreciated!

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Date: 2/20/12 4:24 PM

Remember Units Clothing? I'm thinking a similar type wardrobe in a bamboo knit would work here. Bamboo is naturally bacteria and mold resistant. Knits fold up pretty flat and would dry fairly quickly if you get 'splashed'. Also, if kind of drapey, they could accomodate you should you lose a little more weight (congratulations by the way).
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In reply to Larkin

Date: 2/20/12 6:09 PM

Congratulations on everything!!!

A key piece or two from Sun Precautions to use as an on deck and around the house topper for a natural fiber tank/shell/camisole can be quickly exchanged for something similar to any of the Loes Hinse toppers when stepping out of one environment and into another. Check out the some of the pattern variations she shows. The old ripple front open jackets have been made new with a boxier look that can be worn open, or with each side pulled to the opposite corner for a more tailored, yet more casual look (see Marci Tilton's site)

Any chance you can fit some laundry equipment into your onshore sewing space?

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Date: 2/21/12 7:34 AM

You should get a hold of Melissa at www.fehrtrade.com, she and her husband live on a boat in London. Her PR screen name is "squirrellypoo " and she is a very talented seamstress who turns out lots and lots of beautiful garments. I'm sure she would give you lots of tips!

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