SWAP 2018 planning again
I’ve narrowed the pattern choices down, and started allocating fabrics. I really want to try to do this from stash, but the majority of my stash is not nice new cut lengths, but raggedy random remnants!
Here’s a pic of the chosen black fabrics- which look grey here, but without the tweak you wouldn’t see anything! Interestingly, I’ve ended up with more ‘dressy’ black fabric than casual, let’s see what transpires. I’d forgotten about that lovely textures stuff on the left, it has a dull sheen, and is very drapey. Not a huge piece though. I have pulled out the first steampunk skirt I made too- it’s a lightweight black taffeta, doesn’t work with anything I made later, and has a lot of fabric- I want to see if I can recut and re-purpose.
StyleArc Daisy wide leg trousers [possibly linen, possibly the taffeta]
V9114 Kathryn Brenne skirt
V 2971Koos van den Akker skirt [cotton, with math print and some red highlights]
V1415 Tom & Linda Platt tunic [maybe satin, maybe using some of that textured black]
V8793 Tilton T shirt [plain black viscose jersey, nice for layering
Also a bit bright, but shows the textures. these reds are actually between cherry and burgundy, rich wine colours. Two stretch velvets, a remnant of twill-like jersey, and a bit of that raspberry plissé [I think I lurrrrvve her]
B6287 tunic, all pieced for texture
**I can include a previously made article if I want, so could add one of my Mizono dresses here [with the cherry blossom] or maybe cut the StyleArc Toni I made ages ago and turn it into a long waistcoat à la Ruth of Core Couture…shameless design theft!
The greys are a nice mix of matt and shiny, with two remnants of marl jersey
Style Arc Lani tunic- mixed fabrics. I may hunt for anothr grey jersey remnant to make the upper bodice- easier to fit!
B6287 again- maybe plain grey, maybe mixed red and grey
**RTW Vera Wang leggings from TK Maxx. One of the only RTW things I’ve bought in years, and I love them. I’ll have to try to copy them they are so comfy and look good too.
My two prints-because I have them, and they work.
Maths cotton will partner with plain black on the Koos skirt
Another V8793 T shirt in the stripe, also for layering
Now the sharp eyed amongst you will be wondering why a maths teacher can’t add up? 11 items only allowed, and I may want to make K4173 up as another tunic. I also haven’t mentioned that lovely OOP V8734 kaftan/kimono thingy- it needs the right fabric though so we’ll see. I’m slightly over shooting so that I can pick the best combo once they’re done, so there lol
Unusually for me, I seem to have more woven than knit in this lot, but hey ho. I do need some plain-ish trousers and skirts to go with my funkier tops.