Wardrobe Plan

This wardrobe plan will be entered into a competition at PatternReview.com. This contest was inspired by the Timmel SWAP, a Sewing With A Plan contest run by Timmel Fabrics. The Timmel SWAP is based on "The Perfect Wardrobe" articles by Jan Cook for Australian Stitches magazine.

Before I make a *real* wardrobe storyboard, I thought I'd gather the pieces and parts for it ... ten pieces in all, more tops than bottoms, 4+ tops (each should coordinate with at least 2 bottoms), 3+ bottoms, and 1 accessory ...

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Last updated on 07/01/08 5:30 PM.

The (mostly) Knit Wardrobe

... so many choices, so little time ...

The core fabric - blue and fuchsia buttermilk knit

Knit top - pattern not decided yet

Flared skirt - New Look 6343 or Butterick 5047

Not originally part of my wardrobe plan, these cotton-blend, woven navy pants fit right in. KwikSew 2806 - adjusted the crotch depth and the length using this calculation page.

Indigo poly jersey knit - test garment

Knit top - burda 3099 - finished

Mid-weight indigo stretch denim

Skirt - Butterick 5047 - pattern lengthened at the top - finished - parts of the pattern layout and cutting process shown here.

Fuchsia poly jersey knit

Drape Top - Butterick 3131 View A - neckline finish similar to Simplicity 5759 Views D/E - finished

Royal poly jersey knit

Top - Simplicity 4045 View B, gathers instead of tucks on sleeves - finished

but it looks better on my friend

Royal poly jersey knit

burda 8813 - made with elastic waist - finished

Royal poly jersey knit

Pants - if there's enough fabric - New Look 6683


I must sew at least one more top

Knit Top - New Look 6620 View D - I would raise the neckline and shorten the sleeves

Knit Top - New Look 6620 View A

Top - Butterick 6170 View A

Knit Dress (as a top) - burda 8970

Knit Cowl-neck Top - New Look 6470 View A, omit band and tie


Jacket - McCall's 4788 View A



Other Parts of my Wardrobe


Indigo poly jersey knit - test garment - Flared skirt - New Look 6343 - I made this in the indigo knit before the swap - I made the back in three panels to match the front

Bias Skirt - Simplicity 4189 - I made this in a dark blue woven poly-rayon

Short-sleeved camp shirt - S&S 344 - this is cut out but will not be made until after my swap is done - Red woven linen-cotton