I joined the PatternReview.com “Wardrobe Sudoku” contest to sew 10 coordinating items in a sudoku-style grid in two months.
How can I explain this? Here’s a mock-up of my wardrobe idea. All the items in a straight line are meant to coordinate, like some bingo boutique, with shoes. I noted on the right if the pattern was TNT – that is, “tried and true” and therefore, easier, of if it was a new pattern with the added work of fitting and figuring things out.
I already realize that the blue skirt and blue jacket will never work, unless I want to look like a Smurf with a pituitary problem. So I need to rethink the upper right corner.
I finished one item already, the jacket from Happy Homemade Sew Chic, a Japanese sewing pattern book. Here’s a picture. See my other blog, Sewing Japanese, for the details.
Then I started on the red jacket in the bottom row. It’s a bitch of a jacket – 25 pieces including lining, and most of them interfaced – but go big or go home, right? I am taking Monday off from work and will get a lot of work done on Superbowl Sunday, since I abhor football.
What compelled me to do this? Why do I sew my own clothes, like some peasant? Why I don’t just go to the mall already?
The pull of the Distaff Side is strongest in winter.