After weeding through all of my clothes and then picking though all my hand made items I have a solid start on a spring and summer wardrobe. If you haven't heard I plan on taking part in So Zoe...'s Me Made May 2012. I am already starting to plan for the month of May and have made a decision that this years pledge is that for the month of May I will only wear garments that are hand made, (this excludes under garments, socks, shoes and hand bags). This is much more extreme than last years pledge where I only had to wear one hand made item a day.
I need a few things though to get me through the month. After a few days of really looking at my hand made wardrobe and taking a lot of pictures I have identified a few things that I am lacking.
Here they are:
-Bottoms that are not skirts
-Neutral tops to wear with my skirts
-Tees in general
So here is a sewing plan that I will be executing the month of April:
-First address my need for a pair of jeans for May. I have the denim and the pattern. The plan is to sew a pair of wide leg trouser jeans using the Janina pattern.
-Next I need to make a few neutral tops to wear with my skirts. I went to the thrift store the other day and perused the dollar room and found two gray tees, a white tee, and a royal blue tee to help satisfy this need.
-I need some more shorts. I have some great purple stretch cotton and plan on using the Janina pattern again to make some nicer dress shorts.
I also have an old pair of jeans that I ripped the pant leg on my bike that will make a great pair of shorts. The altered jean shorts will take less than an hour to complete, but the purple shorts will take a few days.
-I don't have anything warm to wear just in case it gets chilly. I found a great black and white striped cashmere and merino blend sweater in the dollar room at the thrift store that I plan on altering into a Cardi.
I've never done this before so I will need to do some research before I take my scissors to the sweater.
-I also plan on making two more dolman tops.
I have purchased the fabric and these won't take me long to finish about 45 min per top.
-I would also like to make one or two Sorbetto from the Colette blog. Since I have never sewn one I will make one and judgment on weather or not I should make a second Here are some fabric possibilities:
-Finally once all of this is completed I will sew two more sundresses using the Anda pattern form Burda Style.
I also plan on finding a fun print to make the second Anda. I might take a trip to Spool to get something fun.