I know, even before I audit my wardrobe, that I lack at least one more jacket / cardigan suitable for work. September is autumn in these parts and it can get really cold. I am hoping that SSS will help me bring some home-made “lurkers” into circulation, but I also know that there is a lot of potential for mismatched morning panic attacks unless I sort myself out in advance.
If I resort to wearing a few shop-bought items and spend the month filling the gaps they represent, at least by October I should have a self-stitched capsule wardrobe, and the month of attempted Self-Stitchery will not have been in vain!
Audrey in Unst cardigan – in pine green AlbaYarn Shetland wool (from stash)
If I finish that, I will move on to a vintage Stitchcraft magazine cardigan. Or a Japanese pattern (heh heh heh = nervous laughter!)
Socks will be knit as a matter of routine! I would like to send my son to Uni with a new pair of socks (and a cookbook.)
I would like (to knit?) a chunky capelet.
Navy high-waisted trousers using the EvaDress 1940’s pattern (from stash)
Black stretch cotton sateen wiggle skirt, possibly self-drafted, or using this Vogue pattern (fabric in stash)
Burda 02/2008 tie-neck top – sleeveless, so totally impractical, and I don’t have fabric yet. But I am obsessing! Look at this version! It made me run to Eeebaaay for the pattern!
A work-friendly shorts suit, using my bundle of mixed navy/ charcoal wool fabrics . The jacket will come in handy for general wear. The shorts are a piece of insanity that I need to get out of my system. The jacket pattern will probably come from Burda 02/2008. The shorts? Dunno.
A little cape? Another idea which refuses to get out of my head.
I know now that I lack long-sleeved everyday staple tops. Do I really want to make my own jersey t’s? Or do I need to make plain-coloured long-sleeved blouses of some kind? Even typing those words bores me. Yawn. I need to find inspiration if it is going to happen.
I love the sleeve detail on this top from Great Plains. Maybe I could copy it?
Or perhaps I just need to concentrate on the jackety layer and then I can wear my short-sleeved "me-mades" well into autumn.
So...is that a plan?