SewingPlum has a very interesting article on how a Wardrobe in a weekend could be adapted for different body shapes.
It refers to an article on Sew Inspirational about a 6 piece wardrobe made in a weekend. I have to agree that all those floaty layers with not much shaping are not massively flattering to most body shapes.
The example wardrobe has two sleeves tops, a pair of trousers, a skirt and two floaty overshirt/jacket type thingies.
If I was going to do something like this (and you never know I might, as I am sufficiently addicted to wardrobe and speed sewing) mine would have to be something more like.
Cap sleeve knit top from Simplicity 4699.
This is super simple, a front and back, cleverly shaped to give a boat neck and little cap sleeves
Cowl neck knit top from HotPatterns 1089.
This could be worn alone or with the boat neck from the first top showing under the cowl.
Simplicity 2603 cardi wrap.
Can be worn over either of the previous tops, and can be tied in many different variations.
Straight skirt with invisible zip from Simplicity 9825.
Simple and neat can be worn with all the tops.
Burda trousers of some sort, probably my current favourites with side pockets and a back zip.
This is only 5 pieces, but I think that's probably all even I could manage in a weekend, so I could probably allow myself to buy a matching cardigan, though the belted cardi from Simplicity 6735 is very wearable.
In fact the whole wardrobe from 6735 is very wearable and on a serger could be really quite quick to sew.
I'm not sure when I might have such a weekend, but if I did get one..... perhaps I'd give the above a go!