I wasn’t planning on doing any more Pattern Review contests this year. I was sad when they announced that they’d be moving the Sewing Bee to January, but I was a little relieved too. And I was pretty much set against doing any more contests; I wanted to just do things for me at my own pace. But then I saw this post at Dressmaking Debacles, and I thought, weeeeeeeeeeelllllll, I do already have my Fall Wardrobe plans set out, and it wouldn’t be so terribly difficult to pick 5 things to sew next month, so maaaaaaayyyybe. I’m still sort of sitting at maybe, but I am definitely thinking that I could do 2 pairs of pants, or pants and a skirt, 2 knit tops, and the blazer I’ve been wanting to make since 2011. Or I could throw a knit cardigan into the mix if I lack time. I did the 6-in-6 contest at the start of the year, which is basically why any of my spring sewing plans got made, so entering this Mini Wardrobe contest might not be the worst thing for me. I’m still not totally committed to this plan, but right now I’m thinking that if I do go for it, I’ll work on making the following pieces:
I’m not exactly sure how the blazer fits into the whole “work” wardrobe thing, but, I figure I “work” as a skating judge sometimes (and by work I mean volunteer), so it’s ok if I’m a little flashy. A little. Slightly. Like, 1 out of 5 pieces. Or I could just make a cardigan, and save the jacket for later. Or I could make an outer-wear coat that’s also been on my list since forever:
Clearly, I’ve totally planned things out. Yeah. Anyway, I’m also thinking that I could use one of the tops and the wide-legged pants to
cheat a bit multitask and have the basis for the Librarian cosplay I want to make:
So, does this mean I’m officially joining the competition? Not yet. But I’m thinking about it. Right now I’m on a massive fabric organization kick, so I think if I can wrangle the mess into some semblance of order that I can live with until October, I’ll jump in. If we get 1-2 weeks into the month and I’ve still got nothing cut out, I’ll let it pass and enjoy watching the others prep their mini wardrobes. Either way, September is National Sewing Month, so I’ll be sewing something. In the meantime, I’m going to get back to folding. Well, folding, and pulling out fabrics for my fall sewing plans.