I have been reading numerous blogs and there are quite a few people that have joined the wardrobe contest late....well not probably as late as me! I decided on Friday. LOL. At least I am able to use the last two tops I made since they were completed during the challenge dates. For those not part of Pattern Review, we must make 5 tops, 4 bottoms, and a topper. All pieces must go with every item. This contest started in October and Ends December 1st. I know have the end of this month to get cracking.
This post shows my weekend project, well it really only took an evening and some change, but that is because my rommie and I spent a great deal of time watching the entire series of Firefly. Anywho - the only two complaints I have are the over wrinkling of the fabric (spray starch anyone) and the crummy directions. Well, they may not be crummy exactly, but I didn't think they were too good. I was confused by the 2nd or 3rd instruction and decided to just wing it. This worked out great! I used a natural colored linen that has a golden sheen from the woven threads. My roommate was so excited to continue the Firefly marathon that she saved the day me at trip to Joann Fabrics to buy buttons and eye and hooks. I love love love the organic look and feel of these buttons and think they will compliment my wardrobe well.
During my weekend with my roommie, I was also able to trace and cut out my next pattern project - McCall's 5276. I am doing version C with the buttons. I am using a really nice multi-colored silk fabric that I purchased at Yardage Town the last time I attempted on of their wardrobe contests. lol. I thought it only fitting to make something out of it for this project.
While I made a story board for the various items I have planned for this contest, I have been unable to find half of the patterns in my stash (even though they are cataloged in my Pattern Review database). I have been really bad about laying them all around the house after I spent the time to catalog them in drawers. With all that being said, I will work with the ones I can find and spice up the rest.