Friday, March 04, 2011

Orphan clothing + the Mini-Wardrobe contest

Every time I do a Me-Made month, I realize I have a ton of clothes that don't match anything.

Case-in-point, a straight skirt made from this fabric.

This would look pretty nice with a pale blue top, or a soft grey blouse or a cream blouse or cardigan. I don't own most of these pieces, so I make do with a too-tight grey t-shirt, a needs-to-be-thrown-away cream cardigan or the ubiquitous black t-shirt. (I will point out that none of these looks actually keeps me warm.)

This year, Pattern Review's mini-wardrobe contest involves using a 5th piece that is already part of your wardrobe, and I'm going to use this skirt and try to make pieces around it. There's a more-than-reasonable chance I won't get done with these in time, but it's good to goal-set, at any rate.

Task for this evening, rummage through stash & patterns to see what I might sew.


Juanita said...

I can relate to this! Great idea to work your mini-wardrobe around the orphan skirt. I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Summerset said...

That's a great idea! I love that fabric and it certainly needs some friends.