The cool weather has me thinking about Fall and well, the impending end of my post-doc at the end of the year and the need to finally start dressing like a grown up (and work at a grown up job, whatever that is). This also means that I need cool weather clothes for an office setting, which I am loathe to sew for several reasons. Among these reasons -- summer clothing is just so much cuter. I like showing my arms, I like wearing dresses. In the winter, I feel like I am just a bundle of jeans and sweaters and any interesting details on shirts or pants will surely be lost in there somewhere. And so, this perpetuates a cycle of me not sewing winter clothes and then complaining that I wear the same thing every day all winter long.
Maybe it's time to revisit the button down shirt but... that's so boring. Maybe I can get myself to master the fit of the button down shirt (I think I will need some as basics in my closet) and make one of each of the following:
|Burda 03-2010-122 in white shirting|
|11-2009-118 in teal shirting or gray washed silk|
|09-2009-117 in a striped shirting that I don't have|
I love the details on these -- the long sleeves on the first one, tuck on the second one. I'm not crazy about the third one but I think that the gather and ruffles will look great with striped fabric, as will the cuffs if the stripes are just slightly misaligned. Alas, I have no striped fabric in the stash and since I will be moving again at the end of the year I don't plan to buy any more fabric.
Lastly, my plan is to sew two jackets.
|09-2009-127 in leopard print faux fur|
|05-2006-102 in mustard corduroy (apologies for the fuzzy photo!)|