Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mini-Wardrobe Contest II

Here is my new and improved plan. Usually I am pretty good about planning it in my brain and then putting it on paper. Then I can really crank through the sewing. This time I am having problems settling my mind on so few patterns and fabrics. I am not a purple and pink kind of gal but these pieces just seem to go together so well.


I like this plan better. I need to muslin the pants but I probably won't do a muslin on the skirt or sweater. BWOF fit me pretty well right out of the envelope.


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A few answers to some questions:

Anonymous said...
Dear Dawn:This is completely off topic, but I have been waiting to get my computer back online to write...I recently moved to a VERY remote part of Maine without a grocery store much less a sewing store! Knowing that you live in Alaska and sew alot, what is the best way to get simple things like thread and zippers not to mention great fabric. You helped me out a few months ago with the zipper tutorial right before we moved, thanks again. Any helpful tips would be much appreciated! myrcrew

mycrew: We do have two JoAnn's which is where I buy some of my notions. For most other things (fabric, cool zippers, buttons) I am an online type of gal. Gorgeous Fabrics is my favorite place to buy fabric. I also like Fabric.com. I am gotten a couple of bum pieces from them but overall it has been really good. I'll put together a list of favorite online places for you.

Rachel said...
I love that top. I am wanting to make it. Do you make muslins before you sew? You always seem to be so successful.

Rachel: For BWOF I don't ususally make a muslin unless it is a pattern where I am going to use very expensive fabric or I am concerned about the actual sewing. Burda seems to fit pretty well. If I am sewing the Big 4 (which I have given up on, BTW) I never know how it will fit so I usually make a muslin.

10 comments:

angie.a said...

I love that BWOF skirt. I like all of your choices! Can't wait to see it started!

Adrienne said...

Great choices!!!

Lori said...

Great mini-wardrobe, wonderful fall colors.

peacockchic said...

oh wow, great choices! Purple will be part of my wardrobe as well, one of the other colors will be grey. Now just have to think of my third accent color...hmmm.

I am so impressed at how you are on the ball and ready to go!

I think I am also starting to give up on the Big 4. I haven't made many items but I have just had to make too many adjustments using their patterns. Hence my back issue BWOF magazine hoarding...hee hee

Kristine said...

I like your plan, I'm eager to see how the sweater turns out!

kasizzle said...

Your colors look yummy!
I kind of wish we had a least a little bit of cold weather so I could sew with some of those great fabrics.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love all your choices! I am a huge fan of that BWOF top with the big collar, I've made it twice and will probably make it again. Your colors/textures/subtle prints will all look great together.

Jenny said...

Ooh, I would like your list of favorite online sources, as an American living in Europe without a decent enough command of the local languange to search for "fabric store" in the local phone book. :-)

Kristine said...

3 BWOF's... if I'm crazy for doing 2, what does that make you? I need your email so that we can chat!!!

LauraLo said...

Great colours and great patterns! I love your plan and can't wait to see it done