I know that there are a lot of you who are still in "summer mode," and are not even THINKING about fall wardrobe planning. Usually, I would be right there with you. I am the last one to commit to season changes because I enjoy living my days out one at a time. But...I have been bitten by the fall wardrobe planning bug! I have been infected with thoughts of color palettes, pattern choices, and wardrobe necessities. In fact, in my mind, I am going to create the most fabulous fall wardrobe ever!
Actually, here in Georgia, we will probably have warm weather until October, and I have enough summer items to get me through. I may add an item here or there in the time being, but I am shifting my focus to using the months of August, September, and early October to start sewing for Fall.
This brings me back to my original plan when I joined the RTW fast. I wanted to sew items from each of these categories:
- Button Down Shirts
- Stylish Tees
- Little Black Dress
- Bootcut Jeans
- Skinny Jeans
- Wrap Shirt
So for my Fall Wardrobe planning, I will be incorporating the categories I have neglected. I have already chosen a basic color scheme:
I am wanting to go for a more classic theme (hence the black, white, and cream). I added the red and purple for a pop of color. My main goal is to create timeless pieces that will form a good foundation for days to come. For jeans, I will be going with a dark wash. This obviously doesn't fit into my color scheme, but it is a great neutral.
I will be creating a storyboard for each of these categories so I can stay on track come August. Here are my choices for Stylish Tees (my most sewn category):
I have already sewn Burda 6910 and Vogue 8536. With Burda 6910, I had issues with the neckline, but I really think I could fix it, and get it to fit well if I worked with it. So I will be re-visiting this one, hopefully with a victory in the end. Vogue 8536 is a favorite of mine, and I would really like to try the crossover version with long sleeves. The rest will all be new to me. I am most nervous about Simplicity 1463 because it has that batwing-like style for the top. It will either look great, or horrible, but I am really drawn to the style, so I want to give it a try.
How many tops does one really need?
I'm not sure how to answer that question. I guess I will see as I move along. I know I should at the very least start out with seven.
I'm working on putting the rest of my storyboards together, and will show you those in the next couple of days. I realize that I love planning! I know it's only the first part, and you do have to put the plan in action, but I love declaring vision.
Now that I have chosen my Fall colors, I will be on the lookout for fabric choices that fit into the color scheme. Hmmm...I might unofficially add navy into the mix.