I made it to the finish line! I completed and entered the Great Module Sew Along with these six pieces:
Here are my original plans:
It came down to the wire finishing up my second pair of Ginger Jeans, but in this case, my TNT pulled through!
Let me give you a rundown of each piece of my wardrobe
- Simplicity 2339 Button Front shirt in a lightweight denim
- Mccalls 7975 Twist top in a poly knit
- Ginger Jean in stretch dark denim
- Simplicity 8393 Cardigan in poly knit
- Sewaholic Renfrew in cream sweater knit
- Ginger Jeans in an olive gabardine
I really wanted to convey a theme that centered around my first completed piece, the olive Ginger jeans. I didn't have much olive in my wardrobe and I knew I wanted to make a way to wear this color more often. As I began to do some research on coordinating colors I discovered that olive is not the easiest color to incorporate. It IS treated as a neutral, however, I struggled to find a combination that suited me.
Overall I found that I liked photos that used creams with olive the most. This helped to guide my sewing, and in the final stretch I threw in some blue too--since I like it so much. Moving forward, I have plans for more creams, golds, and blues. While this wardrobe is a good reflection of Late Winter/Early Spring, the pieces I will add are going to be for Spring.
Of course this wardrobe had a few hitches here and there. I cut my twist top piece backwards (ha!), attached the cuffs on my button front backwards (is there a theme here?), and cut my dark denim jeans a bit too short. But you know what? I rolled with it, and really like how all my pieces turned out in the end!! Even more, I know what I will do differently next time.
Lastly, this challenge was SO MUCH FUN!!! I struggled with my summer wardrobe pieces from last year, but I think this wardrobe was a bit more cohesive, and my approach more relaxed. I imagine that sewing this way is a bit like a muscle that you have to exercise. As you sew more and more, your sense of style and choice of pieces becomes stronger and clearer.
If you would like to see more inspiration, see #thegreatmodulesewalong on IG. It is amazing to see all of the fantastic wardrobes people are creating off of this 3,2,1 concept. I am definitely going to use this concept some more this year.
Thank you so much for reading! I really do appreciate all of the feedback you have given me in the comments, and I love seeing the things other sewists are working on and finishing as well.
Stay sew filled!