Winter 6PAC time is here!
I couldn't wait any longer! I've waited and waited, but so many of you are done with Autumn, ejvc is so busy right now, and today someone mentioned Winter 6 PAC coming soon, then all the SWAP talk!!!!! So I caved in.What is this 6PAC of which you speak?
An often well thought out group of 6 garments to form a go-to core for your wardrobe. Sometimes less thought out because someone can't wait to start sewing. Originally in Autumn, hence 6 P
ollection. Kind of goofy the rest of the year, but it stuck. You'll notice I referred to this as 6 Pieces, Amazing Clothing
. Because I know that's what you'll make.What are the Rules?
No Rules. Just really strong suggestions, so you get the most use out of what you make. Use the suggestions you like, file the rest for some other time. This is a Sew Along, not a contest or competition. No purchase needed, unless you need items to finish your set.Winter? It's only October!
I know! It's still in the 90's here. The 6PAC's start a month or so before the season to give you time to finish garments before you need them. Clever, right?Any new twist this time?
Glad you asked. Yes! Elizabeth likes to say "Gorgeous but dull is our motto." Usually you are encouraged to sew a bunch of boring workhorse neutrals. Black, gray, navy, cream, taaaaannn
....Sorry! I dozed off for a moment. Feel free to stick to really boring neutrals; they can be useful. But this is Winter! It's drab enough! I will encourage you to consider a bit more color, so the snow plows and truck drivers can see you! Not clown bright, unless that suits you, but maybe a blue brighter than navy, a red or burgundy, a green other than olive, or just a brighter shade of olive. Use a plaid or a herringbone. You still make basic workhorse garments but with a little more color punch.
Here is an early post from ejvc to give you a foundation on Seasonal Sewing Collections
Here is the original suggested list for winter:
WINTERSo, what am I supposed to be doing?
Trousers (dark neutral)
2 Tops (1 to match, 1 to complement)
2 layering tops/cardigans/jackets (1 to match, 1 to complement)
Coat (dark netural)
You are sewing 6 garments that work together and fit your life and your climate. You are picking pieces that can become workhorses for you
, in your life. Obviously if you are a Massage Therapist in a seaside resort your selections will be very different from a NYC Corporate Attorney. Just choose garments, patterns and fabrics that are worth your time and talent- things that will last, if you want them to. That way you really get a big reward from this type of sewing.
You might not need a coat. If it's Summer coming on in your area, sew for Summer. Depending on how extensive your wearable wardrobe is, you might go for another bottom piece and drop one of the layering pieces. If 6 is too much, make an outfit, say pants, top, and a nice vest or jacket. If time allows, make a 2nd 2 piece outfit and see if you can't just get them to work together.
Use this thread to post ideas, questions, cheer on one another. You know the drill!! I'm sure I've left out something key, but I needed to get the ball rolling.