We've been discussing this on the SWAP thread and I've decided: now IS the time!
Some time ago, I proposed a six-piece seasonal collection sewing plan which suits me better than SWAP, although that is a great contest and I've seen some wonderful garments come out of it. The plan is outlined on the Wardrobe and Capsule Planning References thread and also on my blog
In summary: Each season (3 months) you sew six pieces that co-ordinate. If you pick four colours (ideally 3 neutrals and an accent) in a year you *should* have a very easy wardrobe to pick from. But each season would still co-ordinate if you wanted to shift colours between seasons. The collection for Autumn should include:
Skirt or trousers (neutral)
3 blouses/tops (1 to match, 2 to complement)
1 Layering top/cardigan (to match skirt/trousers)
Jacket (co-ordinating neutral)
I should emphasize though that this formula is for a temperate climate in a transitional season. Other climates would of course need to vary.
My colours are mid-blue, navy, cream, and pink/plum for this season. The pieces I have planned are
1) lined trousers in navy wool gabardine, from my TNT Vogue 7881.
2) a navy short-sleeved silk blouse (currently a UFO from a Burda pattern)
3) a long-sleeved cream-coloured cotton top of some kind.... (no fabric/pattern yet)
4) a lightish pink long-sleeved cotton top of some kind...(no fabric/pattern yet)
5) a navy hand-knit sweater vest that I started last year. Gorgeous though!
6) a heathered mid-blue wool jacket, lined in navy silk. I am very anxious about this, I've never made a jacket before.
I will prioritise 1) 2) and 5) even though they are all navy!
Does anyone else want to play?