Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Everything In Black & White

I admit, I was a little worried I wouldn't get my mini wardrobe completed by the deadline for the contest sponsored by Pattern Review. I didn't publicly proclaim I was going to participate in the contest, instead I quietly worked on my set and kept my fingers crossed time would allow me to get it done in time. Yes it was only four pieces, but sometimes I can be very productive and other times I am not. This time I pulled it off with little time to spare - miracles never cease!

I made a story board for a visual of what my set entailed.


Here are the three combinations I came up with. The pieces are very versatile for me and are a great base in my closet.
This is a close up of the tank top I made. It's from Ottobre Woman 2-2007 and I love it! It's super simple to sew up and will definitely be making more of these for my closet. It has the perfect coverage too - no peek-a-boo bra straps! Here is my review on PR if you'd like to read more ~ review.


If you're interested in learning more about my storyboard and the patterns I used, you can see my contest entry review here.

If you haven't already checked out all the fabulous entries in the contest, you must do so right away! You can also vote for your favorite (that is if you can choose a favorite - there are so many great ones, it's hard!). Here is a direct link to the contest page.

14 comments:

Gwen said...

Great mini-wardrobe! I especially love the skirt! :)

Birgitte said...

I love your wardrobe- it suits you beautifully. Congrats on finishing in time too !

Lori said...

All your garments are great, that is a very cute mini-wardrobe.

Mary said...

That looks great! Love the fabrics and pieces you chose.

toy said...

simple but pretty, your stuff looks great on you

stacysews said...

I love the patterns you chose for the mini swap - you did a great job on them!

amy said...

What a great wardrobe. I really like the white tee with the black neckine!

Sewer-Sewist (Sarah said...

I really love the versatility of your mini-wardrobe. The styles you chose are so fresh, but the black and white are classic. Just fabulous, Melissa!

~Sarah

Sigrid said...

Love the mini wardrobe you made. And I like the idea of it too, it's less intimidating than the regular wardrobe with 10-12 items. And your post reminds me that I made the same Ottobre tank top from a scrap of fabric 2 months ago (only 10 minutes of work on it left, but still not done).

Rhoto said...

You can be PROUD of your mix-n-match mini-wardrobe, Melissa!! It's also an easy one to add colours to, eh!!
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal

Dawn said...

I love your wardrobe! Black and white is so classy. It can be dressed up or down.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

So cute! I always forget how versatile black and white is. You look fresh (in a springtime way, not in a frisky way) but can wear those pieces many times without people noticing.

Jeannine said...

Oh, I love your mini wardrobe, and to be honest, nobody can say they have no black or white in their closet.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderfull combinations for the summer! Thanks for Your information on all the patterns also; Your garments are a real inspiration for us "lurkers". Keep up the good work, please!!!