The wardrobe challenge is on over at  I couldn’t resist.  I saw this as an opportunity to 1) challenge myself  2) add to my wardrobe and 3) use the fabrics in my stash to express my creativity based on my inspiration.

My inspiration:


St. John Macro Floral Duchesse Coat – Photo source:


Contest dates:  February 1 – March 31st

Collection pieces:  3 bottoms, 3 tops, 3 toppers and 1 dress

Collection stats:  8 patterns, 63 pattern pieces, 18 7/8 yards of fashion fabric, 4 3/8 yards of lining fabric, 4 1/4 yards of interfacing, 2 sets of shoulder pads, 26 buttons, 4 zippers, 2 hooks, 1 snap, bias tape

The patterns:  Burda 6985, Butterick 6163, McCall’s 6610, Simplicity 1422, Simplicity 1108,  Simplicity 7435 (cir.1991 – top right corner below) ,Vogue 1127 and Vogue 9138,


Change – Vogue 8678 removed from the line-up

The fabrics: brocade, charmeuse, chiffon, denim, knit and stretch taffeta


Change -solid white cotton (1st solid from top) removed…add fabrics below


brocade and knit

No more changes on the horizon but you never know…only time will tell.  Stay tuned!

Until next time…PEACE AND BLESSINGS!!!