Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mini Wardrobe Competition planning

Thanks guys for the feedback on my last post. I will be taking some of your ideas on board and appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

I have got another dress to show, but don't have a photo as yet - it has been too cool and rainy to wear it, hopefully next post.

In the meantime I have got totally distracted planning a mini wardrobe for the Pattern Review mini wardrobe competition to start 16 March 2010.

The rules are basically:

This is a contest to create a 4-piece wardrobe in 4 weeks. You will determine what clothing pieces you use in your wardrobe.

The 4 garments must combine (without adding additional garments) to create at least 4 distinct outfits.

Choice of garment types and styles is entirely up to you.

This is the storyboard I have come up with so far...

What do you think? Is it interesting enough? I am using stash fabrics and patterns I have (and that are on their way in the mail - BMV Sale caught me).

I was thinking of doing 4 separates (as opposed to dresses and/or jackets) as I have been on a real dress-kick lately and I thought it might be wise to move to separates for a while.

Any ideas??


  1. The style choices in your mini wardrobe are great, classic with a twist. I look forward to your progress reports.
    Based on the comments from your last post, do you think the winter white wool jersey top will be the best colour for you?
    I agree with kbenco that you looked great in the teal top and perhaps you need slightly stronger colours in tops.
    It could just be my monitor though, the winter white jersey is showing up as a drab beige.

  2. I was wondering if the white was a bit too stark with the other colours you have picked but I think if you accessorized with a gorgeous necklace of scarf incorporating the darker colours it would look super.

  3. I'm thinking of entering too and also doing two tops, a pant and a skirt but I'm not as far ahead in my planning as you yet. I think your plan looks great, I want to make my pieces in time for easter so I think they will be super duper basic.

  4. I like what you have chosen for you mini collection and also wonder about the winter white - you would look great in a saturated color.

    Thank you for the beautiful compliment on my dress.

  5. Sue, you have inspired me to have a go at this wardrobe contest! I've also decided to make a skirt. Now I *never* wear skirts so this is a biggie for me. :) Good luck with your wardrobe.

  6. Great pattern choices! I have made both the McCall's shirt and the Alice & Olivia pants. I really like the colors you have chosen...I should really do more wardrobes, or at least start "sewing with a plan." So much of what I make I just do because I like a particular print, with no mind of what it might match in my closet!

  7. I like your choices - they coordinate well and will coordinate with other things in your wardrobe, too. Don't forget that accessories go a long way in making basic pieces look different and interesting.

  8. I think if you accessorized with a gorgeous necklace of scarf incorporating the darker colours it would look super.
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