I purchase two pairs of Rollie’ lace up’ shoes to take on a vacation to the USA, Mexico and Cuba. I was inspired from the feet up to create a new capsule using the shoe colour : white and grey as the neutrals. I needed a colour and decided on RED, although it was difficult to source, I found some nice spots and a fun tropical print for T-shirts.
Participating in the SWAPs and 6PACS at Artisan Square has changed the way I sew. I have adapted to sewing and thinking in terms of a collection and spending more time in the planning phase of creating a ‘family’ of clothes. I have boiled down my pattern selection, limited my colours and concentrated on basics that I hope will mix and match to create a co-ordinated and workable travel wardrobe. So, it will be darks for bottoms and lights for tops .
I will be holidaying in hot humid weather, which I love, first up I made a few T’s using my TNT Burda pattern. Super quick with an overlocker and twin needle to finish the hems.
Next up a few tops…..I need something to go over swimmers and under a jacket for a dressier occasion. As well, I will be attending Louise Cutting’s sewing retreat at Florida and felt the need to make and wear a few of her patterns. Both the white linen tops from ‘My Hearts A’Flutter’ pattern and the oversized navy silk from ‘Anything But Ordinary’pattern made one size larger without the sleeves.
Now….I have 4xTs, a swim coverup and 2x dressier tops. Almost dressed…..