Yesterday I posted my first sewn garment for the 2017 Spring 6PAC. Originally I was considering 2 fabrics: the peach skin sewn and a silk (bottom) that’s been marinating in my stash for about 15 years:
I love both fabrics but felt the peach skin coordinated better with the printed fabric I wanted to use for a knit top. I’m pleased with my choice
and returned the silk to the stash. I’m planning to use it this fall should this bright blue still be trendy.
The real value, well besides having a coordinated wardrobe, but I digress…. The real value in completing the 6PAC’s season after season is that time comes when garments made for previous 6PAC’s can be incorporated into the current season. So the blouse needed to be sewn, but the bottoms are already in the closet:
These are both me-made. I have to fall back of Peggy Sager’s excuse for the near invisibility in pictures of the garments themselves. See, I too prefer dark fabrics for my bottoms. Only during summer will I wear lighter colored bottoms.
On the left are my favorite jeans Trudy Jansen 906. On the right, Pamela’s Patterns 113 slacks/trousers. I live in jeans but I do like to have a dressier pant available. Both bottoms were sewn during last fall and winter. So why are they spring bottoms? South Dakota, where I live, has a long, cold and mostly-wet spring. I start wearing mid-weight bottoms about mid-Oct. Somewhere in Dec-Jan, I add a under layer of tights or long johns and pull out the corduroys and wools. By the first of April (most years), the heavy weight corduroys and wools are retired until next winter along with the long johns. I may still need to slip ona pair of tights until about mid-May. Point is, for my weather, mid-weight pants are wearable 3 seasons of the year. The dressy pants are not replaced often. But jeans? I add a new pair in each of my neutrals (black, blue and brown) at least every year.
My update at the moment shows I”m half way through. YES I have 3 completed garments