Alrighty lets commit my mini wardrobe contest plan to "paper" before I talk myself out of it. My concept here is Double Duty Basics - since the mini wardrobe is just that at only 4 pieces I wanted to create pieces that can be dressed up or down for a variety of looks and that will co ordinate with other pieces I already own & future projects.
The dress fabric is a stretch cotton print, I've made a muslin of the bodice, lengthened the skirt part, cut it out and have started sewing the front panels together. I think this will be quick to make (it sure needs to be!).
The blouse is a TNT and will be in a self striped white cotton, this is cut out and I know I can make this fairly fast too.
The remaining jacket/top and pants are where I may come unstuck. Both are new patterns and I don't even have the fabrics yet. I need to purchase some black silk dupioni for the jacket/top and some cotton type fabric of the pants. I'm planning to purchase those tomorrow and hopefully get the dress finished too.