I have been going through my pattern collection and the BMV website and perusing various indie pattern designers looking for inspiration. I made another Pinterest board to keep track of my ideas.
The problem is, and it's not really a problem, is that I have lost around 30 pounds this year, and I am not interested in making or wearing the standard boxy scrubs. I have made a couple of scrubs using Sewaholic's Belcarra Blouse, and I really like them, and even though I am most definitely not a pear shape, the pattern is flattering and achieves the impossible by making me look like I have a waist! Definitely a winner.
However, I don't want to make the same top over and over and over again. You can make a pattern look different with the use of piping, bias trims, zippers as trims etc, but the sewing gets so boring. In the running are the Belcarra, McCalls 7093, the Pendrell (with different sleeves than the pattern because I hate the sleeves as drafted), and/or Kwik Sew 3979. I might even do a muslin. First time for everything.
The pants/capris are going to be made from Loes Hinse Cruise pants. I love the way they fit me and I will add plenty of pockets, a minimum of four pockets per pair. At least one decision is easy.
Last, but most difficult. Seeing as I am sewing this as a whole wardrobe, I need a jacket. It is going to be Sewaholic's Minoru. With the standard addition of external patch pockets and without the hood. I have already made one of these and have worn it constantly. It will be made from black corduroy which is in the stash.
In conclusion. This will be overall a very easy sew. I can make a Belcarra in a day, same for the Cruise pants. The Minoru is another story, especially in corduroy, but I want to be challenged somehow.
Any opinions? What do you think?