Last week was tech week on the play. This means that I spent the week plus a day or two, at the theatre--evenings and weekends, while I teach full time. The good part was the play--it rocks; the cast rocks; the costumes rock. The bad part--well, as crew I'm supposed to wear all black. And, I usually can, except that I actually ran out of blacks on Saturday. This is unheard of--how can I possibly run out of all black clothes? Black is my base colour (or one of them at least). But, by Sunday I was wearing dark brown pants and a burgundy shirt. Yep--not black. This means that my blacks wardrobe needs to be expanded. I decided to make an all black 6 pack (well, in reality more like a 6 pack plus). Note: My husband says that I need to do laundry, but we all know that this really means that I need more clothes.
A 6 pack is normally a bottom, and two sets of layering tops, and a coat. My six packs are more like two bottoms, and two to three sets of layering tops before the coat.
This one will end up like this:
I'm going to call it Backstage Baby.
1. Funnel neck top--black stretch velvet, made from the Travel Wear two pattern. Quick, easy, fits really well. Love it.---done
2. Vogue wrap top with the huge shawl collar, from some black knit.
3. Extra--black funnel neck top with white daisies (just because I needed a change, lol)--done.
4. Black zipper fleece jacket, in my tnt jacket, a PMB pattern I drafted at least two years ago
5. Black knee length ruffled sweater with hood (the theatre is cold, and I need to replace the black sweater that is getting sad in its old age)
1. Silouettes Yoga pants--black texture knit--done. Great pattern, perfect crotch curve. I shortened the pattern 5" to fit my short legs, but otherwise this pattern fit out of the envelope.
2. RPL stretch crepe as Hollywood waist band bants.
Since I like to sew my wardrobes in outfits, my next outfit will be the Hollywood pants and the vogue wrap top. Both are turning into tnt patterns. Quick, easy and cute. I need to do a little shopping: I have to go buy more 1 1/4" elastic for the waist band of the pants, since I just finished the roll. And, I want to make the sweater as a refashion from a polyester ruffle sofa throw, which I need to go purchase.
But, this is a wardrobe at its most basic--what I really wear, what looks good on me, and what is already a tnt pattern. Not exactly exciting, but I will sure wear all these pieces again and again. I'm backstage for another play in April. Maybe, with a little bit of sewing, I won't run out of clothes next time.