my book? I'm down to the really fun part: planning the color palette, gathering swatches, and finalizing the designs. The book will have a whopping TEN patterns, with variations on each. As you can probably guess, the inspiration for most of the designs was Vogue's New Book for Better Sewing, but updated for today.
I'm struggling a bit with the balance of garments, though. Right now three out of the ten garments are dresses. Does that seem like a low number to you? I know my wardrobe is certainly more than 30% dresses. So, I'm thinking about ditching the bolero jacket and adding another dress. (The rest of the garments include two skirts, two blouses, a jacket, and a coat.) People don't really seem so keen on boleros anyway, right? And there's a gap in the dress styles where I could fit a killer Joan Holloway-inspired daytime sheath dress.
Would you mind sharing your innermost thoughts in the comments? Please let me know if you like your sewing books with 10% more dresses—or if you're one of those rare bolero enthusiasts. Thanks so much!
P.S. The lovely dress pattern above is from The Blue Gardenia, bust size 38". Speaking of which, don't forget to enter The Blue Gardenia giveaway!