Isolated by the COVID outbreak, I’ve resolved to sew a garment each day using only materials I have on hand. (In addition, of course, to making protective gear to donate.) Do I really need new clothes right now? Of course not!. But I DO need the mental health benefits of exercising my creativity, focusing on a project and comparing tips with a community of like-minded women. Even if you don’t sew, you’ll learn from the wardrobe rationale of these garment choices.
Day 1 – Green jersey top – for those who sew, I’ve included links to pattern details and construction tips for each project on PatternReview.com. This one is HERE.
RULE (self-imposed): each new addition must work at least 3 ways in my wardrobe. I planned this green bamboo jersey for my green tweed skirt, but it’s also great with brown separates and with navy bottoms or dark-wash jeans.
Day 2 – A single-layer cascade front jacket is perfect for the weight of this black/ivory tweed and fringing the fabric meant no hem edges to finish. A mix-match no-brainer over all black bottoms. Black, ivory or bright shell underneath. And check out that shoe, would you?
Day 3 – Gray/cream print jersey wrap dress modified to mock-wrap to avoid the dreaded “fly-open”. Test-drive of techniques for my upcoming article in THREADS magazine. No coordinates, but wearable for lots of occasions, right?
Day 4 (also 10 and 11) – crazy-fun print scrubs for my kiddos who work in the healthcare system in Boston. They sent me the fabric – recycling curtains from their younger life. Anything to brighten their challenging days. Here’s a sampling:
Day 5 – Cascade cardigan in blue/green reversible knit. I got all excited when one comment on Pattern Review referenced “perfect backside” … until it became clear she meant the fabric.
Days 6 & 7 – two versions of the same draped cowl-neck shell in wardrobe-expanding prints. Each one works year-round with a variety of bottoms and over-layers.
Find more of my Project Per Day Challenge HERE.