Saturday, 11 August 2012

Pattern Review Mini Wardrobe Contest

Change of plans... I am not going to start sewing my cross over top as I am going to enter the PR mini wardrobe contest. As I have been madly creating wardrobe plans for the next year, I have decided to go ahead and use my plans for the contest.

So for the next 3 weeks I will be preparing... adjusting patterns, washing fabric and making muslins ready to kick off in September.... I have decided to start on the turquoise pallet and hopefully get through the 4 items required.

I haven't yet decided if I will sew my key item or buy it (already purchased a couple of options, just waiting for delivery - see below). However I do also want to make the Pamela's Patterns banded cardigan and I have some lovely cream material to do so.. I guess it will depend on how much pattern and material prep I can get through in the next 3 weeks (sounds like a long time but with work commitments etc - who knows!!!). Of course if I go with the purchased options I may have to sew up a quick tank top for my first wardrobe option.
Purchase option 1

Purchase option 2

The below is my board for the contest. I figure I can get 11 outfits out of the 5 items. I am not going to enter until I am sure I can complete because I have entered contests before and then life interrupted. So - fingers crossed.

Until next time...

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great plan. Love your key items. Hope you find the time to get it all happening. Do you find a contest commitment helps or hinders your progress? I seem to get more done when I'm not trying.......go figure!

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    1. You may be right Pam. Although it seems to me to be what else is going on in my life rather than if it is a competition or not. It is good to have a "sew along" though so to speak.

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  2. This will be a stylish mini wardrobe and so versatile with a cardigan as your key item.

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  3. I love all the thought you are putting into this and you will end up with a great mini wardrobe whether you enter the contest or not so give it a go!

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  4. Love your ideas!!! Will be following you closely on this...don't rush yourself with the timeframe...

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