Monday, January 18, 2016

Wardrobe Architect & Recent Makes

Hey, there is dialogue between others like me who are 2 years late in joining in Collette's Wardrobe Architect!  I'm really pleased to see this as I had just planned to do this on my own and had even downloaded the worksheets in late December.  You can find more info on  Collette's blog

I have to say that I have been reaping the rewards of narrowing my color palette the last few years.  Now everything seems to go together color-wise.  It's a little trickier with shapes, lengths, etc.; so am hoping to work on that with the Wardrobe Architect info.

All that said, last week I finished up Vogue 8793 in gray & pink.  This is my 3rd make of this pattern though I don't get as wild and crazy mixing prints as the pattern suggests :-)  The fabric is a super soft cotton jersey from JoAnn's.  You know, I've had great luck with their line of sew classic cotton knits.  They're great to sew and wear really well


I think that's the chair back in the way here, sigh
Then, I put together covers for two naked Euro pillow forms that were laying around.  We really needed some extra reading pillows (though Randy totally rolled his eyes at more bed pillows--but he uses it every night to read with, ha ha).  I checked around about buying some and covers for this size pillow are just stupid expensive.  The fabric is a lovely tapestry from Hobby Lobby and I used a couple of invisible zips I had on hand on the backs.  


Then I made coasters with the leftovers.  To replace the annoying wooden rounds we are currently using in the living room--so easy for stuff to fall right off them!

The wrong side was pretty, too, so I made them reversable!

I'm working on a vest (!) right now that is a bit fiddly.  Hopefully it will be a success story for next week.

Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

Coco said...

Your gray and pink top is so pretty. Thanks for the tip on cotton knits at JoAnns- I'm going to check them out!