Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cross one off my bucket list! I finished the Wardrobe Contest on

It was sooo close!  I really was working until almost midnight on July 31.
The contest is open to vote for the winner here.  You really should check it out, there are thirty different outfits created.  Voting is only open to members only, but its fun to look at what wonderful outfits people come up with in one short month.

Marfy 2762 and McCall's 6706
Top 1, the adorable white jacket in the first pic was almost my downfall.  Its Marfy 2762 which I have made before.  This should have made it easy.  I barely blogged here, I need to write a tutorial.
Did You Really Sew That blog has a great tutorial here.  I disagree about the sleeve, she says it will never work to her satisfaction as drafted.  I think that part of the charm is the overlapping sleeve so I'm willing to put up with the overlap and topstitch, more on that later.

The skirt is McCall's 6706.  I get compliments, but I'm still not fully secure.  I'll wear it though, especially with the jacket.

Belinni and Manhattan 
Skirt 2 has a completely different silhouette, Capital Chic's Manhattan.  This is a unique color blocked pencil skirt with an asymmetrical, blocked hem and get this, no darts.  All the shaping (and there is plenty of shaping) is in the front seam, side seams and center back seam.  Yes, there is shaping in the center back seam and it works.

Here, it needs more pressing.
And, a smile on my face.  I've been working for 12 days straight and I haven't been home before dark since mid July.  So, before leaving for work this morning I twisted my husband's arm and got him to help me with pics.  He was impatient and I'm just plain tired.  That's OK, I finished the wardrobe and love the pieces.
Marfy 2762 and dress 3339

Did I mention that I love this jacket?

I think I'm gonna take it in at the waist a little, maybe add pockets.  I meant to, ran out of time figuring out how to put the rest together.  Is it wrong to run out of time in a timed contest and go back and re-finish it later?  I re-work and do that all the time.  I've straight stitched a hem at 6AM because I was too lazy to wait for the cleaners to open. Am I the only one who makes long sleeved shirts only to shorten them in the spring?

It could be a couple of inches shorter too, not sure.

I added an extra inch to each side of the center front and added buttons instead of a zipper.

Last time I just partially lined it, this time its fully lined in crystal white-ish Bemberg.

This really does require a full blog post.  I would say T-U-T-E but I swore I never would.  I'm just not the tutorial kind.

I will try to describe the construction.  I sewed the final button on at midnight so some of the details are fuzzy as were some of the pictures.

There was much ripping and gnashing of teeth.

Now, I must prepare for Fasionista's final knit class on Monday night.


  1. What a fabulous collection, these all look great together!

  2. Wow - all of that in a month! Congratulations on completing this fabulous collection.

  3. Well done on completing all this in a month - brilliant job, very stylish.

  4. Amazing wardrobe and beautiful pieces. So glad you made it!

  5. Fantastic wardrobe with alot of winning combinations!

  6. I applaud you Becki for making it to the finish line with all of the things that are on your plate....I know this was no small feat. Everything is chic and stylish. I adore all of your pieces and know you will enjoy them for a long time. Excellent Job!

  7. Wow. Love them all and am seriously impressed that you made all that in a month. Well done. Particularly love the marfy jacket. Realy flattering on you and the sleeves are so cute.

  8. Love your wardrobe. Very versatile.

  9. I love everything in your collection!!! Gorgeous and flattering and all very wearable! WOW WOW WOW!!!!

  10. I love the wardrobe. It is all so versatile and easy to wear!

  11. You REALLY out did yourself. What a lovely collection. Good Luck!

  12. Lovely collection - I must say that too! You look really great in all your garments! :) A lot of good tailoring and hard work and it really paid off!

  13. Wow! Great colors, great patterns, great style!

  14. w.o.w.
    You have sewn a beautiful, coordinating, stylish and very flattering wardrobe.
    Well done!!!

  15. Agree with all that it's a lovely collection. I especially like the skirt with two fabrics.

  16. A very wearable collection. I love navy and white. I bet you will be wearing those pieces years from now. I haven't sewn a wardrobe or capsule collection in many years, but your collection inspires me to consider it.


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