Mini Wardrobe Plan: Cream Stretch Sateen, Periwinkle Eyelet, Seeing Dots

It’s officially summer and our sewing time gets pushed to the side in favor of spending time with family and friends.  I’ve put together another 3pc Mini Wardrobe Plan (MWP) to make good use of our limited time with the sewing machine.  All fabrics are from Sew Much Fabric

Cream Stretch Sateen, Periwinkle Eyelet, Seeing Dots

The Basic Fabric: Cream Stretch Sateen

This Cream Stretch Sateen is the back bone of this MWP.  Making a jacket, skirt and pants/shorts would be ideal additions to your closet but if you are going to select one item do a jacket. Yes it’s hot outside but you still need a jacket for the icy AC.  The satin weave on this fabric makes is perfect for the office or weekend glam.  And this fabric will blend right in with the previous MWP.  Whatever you make with this fabric I think you will find yourself reaching for it time and time again. Try accessorizing with chunky wood or turquoise jewelry.  Pattern Suggestions: Colette AniseBurda Style 6/2011 #111, Vogue 1183, Jalie #2561

The Trending Fabric: Periwinkle Eyelet

Certain fabrics are always trending for the spring/summer and eyelet is one of them.  A distant cousin to lace, you can get the look of lace without the expense.  And this beautiful periwinkle color takes this from a “girly” fabric to a more refined and sophisticated textile.   Traditional styles for eyelet are full skirts, shirt-dresses or breezy pheasant tops.  If you favor a nontraditional look try a pair of shorts, a pencil skirt (perfect with your new cream stretch sateen jacket), blazer or the current trend culottes. Pattern Suggestions: Burda Style 3/2014 #101 and #117A, Vogue 8949, Simplicity 1696

The Completer Fabric: Seeing Dots

Polka dots can be lady-like, dramatic or downright sassy.  And polka dots play nicely with other patterns like stripes, checks, florals and eyelet!  This cotton/linen blend fabric is light weight making it weather-perfect for summer into early fall.  Trending styles like the pleated midi skirts, origami shirts, peplum tops or a bow-tie blouse (to go with your cream stretch sateen jacket and periwinkle eyelet pencil skirt) will give you that pulled together look.  You can also use this fabric as a lining under the periwinkle eyelet.   Pattern Suggestions: HP 1171 What’s New, Pussycat? Blouse,  McCalls 6706,Burda Style 5/2014 #133, Grainline Studio Archer Shirt

All of these fabrics will work with one, two or all three of the fabrics from the previous MWP.  Getting major mileage out of your sewing time is easy with fabrics that mix and match!


  1. becki-c
    July 11, 2014 / 2:54 am

    Hmmm, do those polka dots go with the navy?

  2. Sarah Liz
    July 11, 2014 / 7:34 am

    I agree – getting the max out of mini wardrobes that work back with each other is a great idea. I love this fabric selection, can't wait to see the finished plan.

  3. Nakisha
    July 11, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    LOVE. Especially the polka-dots!

  4. Jennifer C
    July 11, 2014 / 1:43 pm

    Beautiful fabrics! I've never done a MWP. I pretty much sew randomly whatever catches my interest but I often think I should

  5. Roz
    July 11, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    @Becki-no the dots are not quite the right hue for the navy@Sarah Liz, Nakisha, Jennifer CThank you!@Jennifer C-I think there is room for both types of sewing.

  6. becki-c
    July 11, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    That periwinkle would make a cute skirt though. white underlining is an easy option but what about something modern like pink or yellow?

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