The rules; 3 groups, one wildcard, 10 garments in total and to look like a collection that was intended to work together from the get go. There's more to it than that obviously, but I'm trying to keep it simple for now.
Denim or Corduroy jacket.
Maxi Dress (had already planned M7526 so I'm rolling with it and the fabric is currently in the washing machine)
A second summer dress to work with the jacket, possibly B6168 in a stripe.
Datura Tops, because I love them too and they are easy to make up and don't require a lot of fabric.
A brushed cotton shirt, I really like Deer and Doe's Bruyere Shirt but unfortunately they don't do any plus sizes in it :(
There's a similar burda pattern but I think I might go with this Lisette pattern purely because I already have it in my stash. Plus after thinking about it, a fitted waist when I want it to use as a light jacket/cover up probably will annoy me.
This is what I refer to as my 'posh' clothes. I don't own much dressy stuff as I am a stay-at-home mom with young children and I never go anywhere (Can you hear the tiny violins?) But my Grandma has her 90th birthday party coming up in the autumn and it's apparently going to be quite a 'do' so I would like to make something that will be suitable for that.
At first I thought - JUMPSUIT! But, to be honest I think they are massively impractical so I want to fake one out of separates. See I like this burda style jumpsuit, but I think I would prefer a wider leg overall.
So then I thought that culottes and a wrap top would be the way to go, if I use the same fabric it will basically look like that jumpsuit but with wider legs. So that brings this Mimi G pattern into the mix, tempted to add that big tie though. And I quite like the little jacket too.
For my wildcard entry I think I would like to tackle something knitted for myself. I fancy a big oversized snuggly cardigan, I just finished up my daughters jumper today so I need to make a decision here and quickly - I like knitting because I can do it whilst supervising the smaller ones and I have nothing on the go! I feel like a fish out of water!
Colours, currently thinking mustard/navy/emerald green but honestly that may change if I see the perfect fabric for something.
I will hopefully be starting my maxi dress this week, right after panic buying wool.