So for my 6PAC I’m thinking of slightly altering ejvc’s suggested guidelines. I’ve futzed around with colour selections.
The first piece I have decided on is a lightweight wool coat. I’m thinking the army green coating and Burda 104-12-2012:
I’m thinking green knit fabric (as it’s the only knit fabric I own) and Style Arc’s Susan top.
Hopefully the pattern will work for me and if I find some knit fabrics so I can make up a few of these to compensate for the long of long sleeves in my autumn and winter wardrobe. I also have a printed copy Jalie 2005 to try if the Susan top doesn’t work out. These are the only knit top patterns I own.
I would also like a shirt. I’m planning to use Burda 105 10-2012 as it looks like a decent shirt pattern.
The only shirting I have is the maroon houndstooth so I guess I’m using that unless I can find some other soft shirtings. I just have reservations about how the maroon shirting will looking with the olive green coat. I’m hoping to that both the shirt and knit top pattern will work out well so I can use them again for winter 6PAC.
I’m currently having problems deciding on what to make for the fourth piece. This is mostly because I’m unsure of what fabric to use as I’ll need to buy something. I’m also not sure whether to make something more like a layering piece or a jacket proper. I think I’ll start with the shirt, the knit top, and coat and then make a decision. The fifth piece in the 6PAC are a pair of jeans I already own. Slightly cheating I know, but it makes this doable for me. For the sixth piece I would like a pair of wool trousers but to be honest they aren’t so strongly needed and could be substituted with jeans. I’ll see how I feel about sewing trousers in October. It might be advisable to substitute jeans so I have some time to make more tops.
The first thing I really need to do before all of this is work on my sewlution figuring just what my fitting issues are with my shoulders. My current suspicions are that for my upper body I need to make corrections for small bone structure with thin neck and wrists, a narrow back, being short-waisted, having over straight posture, narrow shoulders, a slightly high bust point, flared ribs, wide upper chest, and a 50/50 chance of needing a fba (depending on brand) and altering square shoulders. So the first thing I’ll be doing after I finish my essays due in a couple of weeks and recovering from this horrid virus is to fit Vogue 1004 (the fitting shell).