Illustrated Thumbnail Sketch of the Wardrobe 10 Core Pieces
All are Marcy patterns for Vogue.
Each one has been kitchen (studio) tested by me. These are pieces I make to wear everyday and for travel.
The line drawings give a clearer idea than a photo.
Many of the pieces layer over/under each other.
Customizing each piece for your figure and fabric is essential.
Everything works with the coat.
ALL the tops work over the skinny pant.
I've designed the patterns to become part of a cohesive wardrobe that can be added to and adapted for different seasons.
Versions of all are in my wardrobe & I'm using this in planning my own spring sewing.
Yesterday I sewed a version of my new dress, got carried away in the studio, did not blog, so this is the day 7 blog. I learned that blogging every day got me going, and I want to do more, the ideas really popped, tho probably not every day. Thank you for your comments and suggestions and please keep them coming.
The Coat That Goes Over Everything
The Skinny Pant
3 & 4
Distinctive Jacket & Soft Pant
Knit Tops, Tunic or T-Shirt
Dress & Cardi
One of my favorite books that I re-read to is The Everlasting Meal, eloquently written about food, not a cookbook per se, but a philosophy of cooking every day, using simple ingredients and based on using what is in the frig and pantry.
I like this same philosophy for sewing and building a wardrobe: working with what is in the closet and stash, gathering new fabrics, patterns and ideas as I find them.
If you love to cook, you'll love this book.