Good intentions, ah yes, I have those. The SWAP-based destashing is going well, using up yardage and remnants galore. SO of course, fate intervenes, despite the abject poverty of January.
When lovely kind fellow sewers offer me yardage that they no longer want, it’s hard to refuse- especially when it’s GORGEOUS! First all these lovely silks
then someone else offered up some tartan cotton, just as I’m pondering possibilities for my Westwood-inspired Oki-Style outfit [I blame Ruth for that, showing me pattern sites is just EVIL]. There’s LOADS, and the purpley/greeny/bluey one is exactly what I’m after for this suit idea [I suspect job hunting may be on the horizon again very soon dammit]
The idea is to make the two items in the plaid [and yes, the jacket at least will need a toile!] then to make a toning ‘plain’ jacket in a lightweight wool [maybe teal/aqua/purple?] and a plain black skirt or trousers, thus getting four suits… at 58, I think any interviewer needs to see me as having plenty of life still in me, so I don’t want boring and conservative!
Then the red tartan sang to me this morning, pointing over my shoulder [honest] at the Brenne skirt pattern on top of the heap. Always heals of heaps here.
In the same post as the tartan [I could hardly breathe] came the gorgeous length of grey midweight chenille from ANOTHER stash clearing.
The tones work beautifully together. A Victorian/Edwardian cape may be in the offing here…
I’ve also started musing about those stunning silk brocades. I could go for incorporating them into a historical outfit, but I do so love silk, and wouldn’t want it wasting away in a wardrobe most of the time. It’s too dressy for absolute everyday wear [and brocade is snaggy isn’t it?] so maybe luxurious lining for a coat, or how about this little delight or something on these lines?
Ooh ideas ideas aren’t they fun?