If you happened to read my previous post, you know I was trying to weed down my closet a bit and make sense of my style. Now that I've figured out a bit better what I want for my style I feel inspired to realize those dreams. There are definitely a few things my closet needs and a few things that my vanity needs.
It's the spring now which basically means a week of sunshine followed by a week of snow and rain which makes this a very challenging season to dress. That's why I haven't really oriented from winter clothing to summer clothing yet so my to-do list is a mix of both.
I don't know what it is about coats, but I just love them. I currently have 3 vintage/repro winter coats for the winter and I want to make more! One thing I've been dreaming about is a 30's style long winter coat in black and maybe with a faux fur collar. I haven't found a suitable fabric that would be both thick and good enough quality to spend the time on it, so that's why this project is still on hold. There are a couple of patterns on Etsy I could consider using.
|Patterns from LadyMarlowePatterns on Etsy|
I'm also in need of a shorter jacket since my old ones are starting to look a little worn out. Recently I've been really into tweed. I just love the pattern the herringbone weave creates. I'm looking to make a 40's style tweed jacket as soon as I have the time. I've already bought a pattern and looked up fabrics for it too.
|Pattern from RoxyLynn2 on Etsy, fabric from Truro Fabrics, inspiration photo from Fashionable Forties|
During my wardrobe challenge I realized I needed a brown and a white sweater. I've been leaning towards warm colors such as browns and oranges in my clothes so I need sweaters to match. I've already purchased the yarn for the brown one which is Extra Merino from Schachenmayr. I haven't decided on the style yet, but I do know I would like something with a cable pattern.
|Sweater pattern from cemetarian on Etsy|
And of course I'm going to need some snazzy pants to go with my tweed jacket and sweaters. I have a couple of wide legged pants already so I'd like something narrower.
|80's pants from rockstreetvintage on Etsy, Pachucha girl photo from Style Bubble|
Since the summer is coming I'm going to need some (more) dresses (I mean can you really have too many?). I'm a sucker for rayon and even though it's really annoying to work with I just love how the fabric moves and drapes, and how cool it is in the summer. I'm dreaming of making something with the beautiful reproduction fabrics from Maltings Fabrics.
|Fabrics from Maltings Fabrics, dresses from Shrimpton Couture - Seriously, go take a look. Oh the sweet eye candy!|
To all the seamstresses out there: What do you have on your to-do list?