One of the Facebook groups I belong to is a Sewalong group. They have previously done a monthly sewalong of a specific pattern, but earlier this year put forward a wardrobe sewalong.
The start date and format were similar to a Pattern review contest, but rather than the 2 month time frame over there, this sewalong had a more sensible (to me) four month time frame.
The general premise was that in the time period you sew up 8 pieces that can be worn with each other. No orphan garments here please!
I started with a big list of patterns that wanted to make, and then loosely decided that I would follow a 2 dresses, 2 tops, 2 bottoms, 2 toppers plan to make up my wardrobe.
I also decided I would like to try and make it all from stashed patterns and fabric.
Style Arc Toni Designer Dress / Maven French Dart Shift Dress
|Itch to Stitch Hepburn Turtleneck / Hot Patterns Breton Tee|
|Sewing Rabbit Cowl Sweatshirt / Swoon Scarf Neck Cardigan|
|Trousers from my trouser block / Style Arc Allison Skirt|
All of the fabric is from my stash, and only one of the patterns, the French Dart Shift, was purchased after the sewalong began, so I’m calling that a win!!
This has been a fun experience, and these pieces are already getting a good workout in my wardrobe.