Yes, still not finished off the various things that are part sewn, or finished taking photos for the ones that I HAVE finished. Disgraceful. However, as the weather is finally being a little cooler, with a little more oxygen, I’ve managed to get some cutting out done, even if only in fits and starts.
Now despite my inertia of late, I’ve been pondering, perusing fabrics in my mind’s eye, and matching things together. I’m not ABSOLUTELY 100% overjoyed with some choices, but I need some stuff for the new job, and I have a green/blue/purple colour scheme in mind.
The unblogged things I’ve made adhere nicely to that, with a heather coloured pair of trousers, a denim coat, and a green T shirt [which the wife has promptly stolen].
SO what have I cut out? With no further ado, and just in the order I cut them, we have:
Style Arc Jacinta maxi dress in green and royal blue ponte- could be good, coul be horrible…
Style Arc Melody tunic in striped stretch cotton
I don’t like that poofy sleeve though, so I pleated some out of the pattern piece…not calculated, just winged it!
Style Arc Halle skirt in navy ponte [navy? moi? I know, but it seems that just 41 years after abandoning school uniform, I can deal with it]
McCall’s 5056 skirt, shorter length this time, in the rest of the striped cotton, panelled with black stretch poplin- this could look awful or fantastic, let’s see!
Style Arc Nina cardigan, in a luscious black/green/grey stripe knit from The Italian Textile Company. Not cheap, don’t care. I tried to match stripes when cutting out, let’s see how that comes out…
New Look 6086 in a STUNNING heavy silk satin, randomly splashed with gold paint. This was a one-off random remnant, can’t remember where from. Apparently it was a studio experiment, and this small piece remained-still quite pricey though. It’s VERY heavy, slightly crêpe textured, which probably makes it a ‘marocaine’ as best I can tell. I just managed to squeeze it out- hope it works. I opted for the vest shape with the wider bra-friendly straps. top left on the pattern cover.
Two Style Arc Avery tops, one in cotton astronomical print, the other in my Disney Ursula print, both teamed with different purple jersey remnants from stash. This was some serious fussy cutting to squeeze them out of the scant metres of the fabrics I’d bought. This quilting stuff’s PRICEY!
I decided that the length of funky tattoo print cotton was exactly the right length for a no-waste maxi skirt, so it’s been torn into three pieces, front, back and a waistband. We’ll see how it turns out- maybe good for my ‘Dress Like Frida’ entry?
That’s nine. Still to cut, the Bombshell swimsuit from Closet Case Files, the Okistyle ‘Em’ dress, a toile for the Okistyle ‘Salt’ jacket, and the bodice for my Klimt dress, using V1312, my much-loved Mizono dress. Not too dusty!
Tomorrow I’m off into town [Brum] to meet Catherine [Catherine Daze]and Kim [The Material Lady]. Some small amounts of fabric may be bought, but I only really need a length of plain jersey and some interfacing. I WILL BE STRONG!