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Two Wardrobe Plans

I have been thinking about two wardrobe plans for some time – the first I posted here.

The second is my Vogue Elements wardrobe. Back in the 90s, Vogue introduced a line called Elements and it featured modern classics with a bit of an edge (so sez their marketing). I loved them. I bought many, but not all, and I keep an Ebay watch for the ones I do not have but want. I figure eventually someone will sell the ones I want. So. I’ve decided I want to make these – they are still all in style (in fact the skinny cigarette pants and wide leg trousers are both back IN, and they led the trend with boot cut flares too). Same with vests, pencil skirts, skinny shorts and cropped jackets.

And I’m going to make them from stash. Yep. Stash.

So this weekend I challenge myself to organize my stash by color/season/coordinates and then pick through them to sew the Vogue Elements that I have (sixteen patterns). Here’s a pic of them.

Vogue Elements Patterns

So here’s the list:


Cocoon reversible coat (also short, in sport nylon, Mid thigh or knee length coat

Hip length or waist length jacket


A-line skort, princess seam pencil skirt, a-line bias long or short skirt, short or long wrap skirt


Wrap dress, column dress


Skinny pants, cropped or long; wide leg trousers with or without cuffs, boot cut knit pants


Layered v-neck bias or scoop neck bias chiffon tops, 3/4 sleeve bias or sleeveless bias boat neck knit tops, wrap top, vest/top.

And as you can see, they mix and match in a very funky fashion – lots of colors/textures/styles mix well. Which is just what I’m going to do with stash.

I’m geeked – I’ve not sewn most of these yet. And that’s my goal – sew the pattern and fabric stash on this project!

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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