Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Summer Vacation Wardrobe

As previously mentioned, this year's summer vacation wardrobe is going to be mainly 1960s.  I keep saying that "I'm going for a funky 1960s vibe".  Some of which will be more fall type clothing than summer, because we are going to Missouri and Arkansas the end of September / early October.  We'll be in the mountains. It could be pretty chilly.

What I'm already planning on taking:

Two dresses from this pattern:

                  My Zodiac dress and my Bird dress:

The pink shift I made from a vintage pattern found at my Grandma Katie's house:

The Dalek dress:

Planning wise, here's what I'm thinking:

The hooded dress in a funky print.  The Jiffy wrap dress in a Pepsi print on one side, solid blue on the other (I've already started this).  I'm going to see if I can maybe do a little jacket using the bodice of the first pattern, otherwise I'll probably have to make a couple shrugs -- One black, one white.  That should go with pretty much everything.  As well as keep my upper arms covered, even if it's not chilly.

I also downloaded this dress from Burda.  I'm going to lengthen it, and I ordered a Gertie fabric from Joanns for it. 


I'll probably need at least another dress, I'm thinking either another Simplicity 3833 or maybe even the new Simplicity 1012.    Or maybe even Simplicity 1059.

Summer Projects Completed before 8/26/2015

1. Modded a pair of jeans that I never wore into a knee length denim pencil skirt.  Used some black poly cotton for a little back center godet to ensure I could walk.

2. Dalek print 1960s dress.  I attempted sleeves but just went sleeveless when they weren't working.  Pattern: Simplicity 3833, fabric was from the Doctor Who line Joanns has been carrying.

3. High waisted leopard print shorts.  I made them to wear to a wrestling show in honor of one of my favorite divas, Carmella, but I've been working on dressing modestly so they may never get worn again.

4. A funky knit dress with kimono sleeves and a drapey neckline.  I fell in love with the fabric on the clearance table and found a pattern that would work.  I should make more knit things, because it was so freaking easy!

5. Reused my funky caftan pattern (the zodiac dress I made last year) to make a dress that matches a skirt I made my mom in a bird print shirting.  I didn't have enough for a full length dress, so it's around my knees.  The other issue is that directional fabric doesn't work for that pattern.  I have upside down birds on my back.  I should've done a solid bodice, but c'est la vie!

6. A little dress for my cousin's youngest, aka my mini me, in purple butterfly print cotton. 

7. Speedy from Arrow cosplay consumed most of my summer.  It was for Chicago Comic Con which was last weekend and involved: altering a pattern, quilting pleather, spray painting eyelets and a bow, making a quiver... Told it was consuming!!

8. And I put the binding on a baby quilt that my cousin made.