So I've once again signed myself up for the sewalong at Colette Patterns. Last spring, I attempted the spring wardrobe challenge and only managed to get through one dress (though I have worn that one dress dozens of times since--it's the Colette that can be seen here on my PatternReview page). This time, I'm setting my sights a little bit higher.
My inspiration board features soft lines, retro (40s and 50s) sillhouettes and lots of gold and cream embellishments and accessories. I'll be working from a palette of green, brown, and goldenrod shades, with some deep grey accents here and there. So far I have six garments in mind, and seven weeks left in which to work; we'll see how far I make it this time!
Item 1: Decades of Style Button Dress. I had already decided to make this for an event I'll be attending this month, and it fits in my colour scheme, so it was an easy pick.
Item 2: Trousers from Simplicity 4044. Originally wanted to make these in a camel wool from my stash, but discovered it was barely a yard of material. Yahoo. I will have to figure something else out; I love these pants and especially the little dip at the waistband.
Item 3:Decades of Style Gourmet Skirt. This has the same cute waistband detail as the Simplicity trousers. Perfect!
Item 4: Decades of Style Collar Confection Blouse I am so excited about this one. I've had this pattern for ages and finally cut it out in a divine green silk.
Item 5: Colette Patterns Cinammon.
Item 6: Colette Patterns Sencha. I've made this before in cotton and found it really, really short, so I'll be giving it some length and seeing how it goes.