Anyway, here's the storyboard:
The collection is called "Pretty in Pink and Black" and it all started with the pink and black leopard print. As I've shared before, leopard is the Princess's favorite "color." Here's how the plan breaks down so far.
Toffee Apple from AS&E- An A-line top with tie straps and a smocked insert in pink leopard
McCalls 5306- A sleeveless cropped top with two ruffles in white pique trimmed in pink
Christy from Maja's Heirlooms- A button front top with smocked sleeves in pink microcheck and black
Haley's Halter from Sew Beautiful- A smocked halter top in pink and leopard
Toffee Apple- Capri pants in black with a ruffled hem in leopard
Shorts- Elastic waist shorts in pink cotton with white dots, possibly reversible with b&w gingham
Simplicity 4147- A tiered skirt out of black cotton with white dots, trimmed in pink
Haley's Capris- Capri pants out of leopard with contrast hem in black
Larkin by Maja's Heirlooms- An A-line dress with bishop style smocked bodice in leopard and black
Simplicity 3513- Short sleeve cropped jacket with round yoke and peter pan collar in pink pique
Purse- Pattern undetermined
Of course all wardrobe pieces are subject to change and/or substitution at my whim. This is just the "first draft." I waffle back and forth over being all excited and motivated about this big project, and feeling like I've bitten off more than I can chew. I've started on Larkin, the dress with the smocked bodice. The smocking doesn't show up so well on the pleated leopard and I'm thinking a design change is in order, but I haven't decided yet just what it should be. Perhaps it will come to me in my sleep. (Is it odd to dream about sewing?)
So, I'm off to cut. I have a lingerie bag full of ribbon and trim in the washer right now and I hope to make at least a little bit of progress this week. Maybe I can get at least the shorts cut out and maybe start putting them together tonight.