Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wardrobe in a Week

Ruthie K. challenged Stitchers' Guild members to create a Wardrobe in A Week: 4 garments in 7 days. We had a week to cut out and prepare fabrics, and a week to sew. I finished most of my sewing over the long holiday weekend. I made a shirt jacket and matching gore skirt from olive rayon gabardine, a pleated skirt from a batik-design cotton, and two t-shirts.

Skirt: Simplicity 5914
Shirt: McCall's 5138 (modified)
TeeShirt: Simplicity4076

Fabric for Skirts and Shirt from Nancy Erickson, TShirt Fabric from Joann's

Sunday, May 24, 2009

June Capsule Contest

For this year's June Capsule Contest, Elizabeth, the contest sponsor, requires participants to build a 4-piece wardrobe around an existing orphan in the closet.

The skirt from this suit is my orphan. It is a bias 4-ply silk skirt. I made this to wear to a wedding several years ago, and although I have worn the jacket, I never wore the skirt again. I plan to cut it off at just below knee length for this capsule.