Anchor's Away..next steps..beginning Spring Block

Using Polyvore

Using Polyvore

The next step in the wardrobe capsule project is to plan the block to be completed by end of March. My anchor piece will be the navy blue anorak (see the top left corner of collage); I have ordered this cotton tencel denim in indigo by Kaufman carried at Hawthorne Fabric. I am trying to get the look in the top left corner of the collage.  I love the drape and warmth of tencel, the way it takes color and hope it has enough body to be lightweight while structured. It'll be interesting to see what the cotton tencel combo is like and I may pick a companion fabric from the line to line it...if it needs more weight. We will see! 

For the complementary pieces, the "easy sews" (relative)I am making two blouses. One is a blouse I have almost completed that is a three season blouse. Where I live, we layer our clothing to accommodate as it is foggy in the morning -warm in the afternoon and cool by evenings. 40-60 degrees almost year round. The pattern is Aster by Colette. I made self buttons and added pleating to match sleeve cuff to the yoke detail. I bought the voile fabric in the Bay Area at a lovely fabric store called Satin Moon. The other blouse will be Violet by Colette. I will use a Liberty of London lawn in grey and ochre/citrine print that I purchased at Bolt in Portland. You can see what I like to do when traveling...fabric stores, yarn shops...:-) 

Starting with these pieces gives me time to find the ULTIMATE..piece of fabric for my summer/fall block anchor, the trenchy, tied waist, button up jackety cardigan thing I have in my mind. I have several pattern contenders in the ring, not sure which will be winner, I have to look at them for awhile and do some more cyber stalking to see if I have JUST EXACTLY WHAT I WANT, before I commit. This is the piece I am most excited to have. I love it in my mind, I want to be sure I love it in realityThe spring block will be a skirt and a bohemian dress.   That is the plan...