My constipated sewing brain needs a bomb up the derriere, so I decided to dig out my autumnal fabric stash for assessment. I was surprised to find co-ordination... and actually, there may be something approaching a capsule wardrobe to be made from this little lot.
The following photos all feature the same gorgeous chocolatey wool / viscose mix to the far left. That is because it only arrived today and I was checking its potential for matchiness. It's from Little Shop of Treasures on eeebaaay.
Boom! It works with everything! Even if it looks like a different colour in every picture!
I want to make a brown pleated skirt, using one of these 1970's patterns. However, I am horribly reminded of the St Angela's Ursuline Convent School for Girls' uniform. Although I am now many many miles away from Newham, I do not wish to be mistaken for a truanting pupil. What if a nun sees me and tells me off for wearing heels?!
The teal and brown plaid is destined to be made into some sort of pintucked blouse, but I need to make sure it is well-fitted. I am not sure that the boxy Japanese design I had ear-marked will be suitable. I can't stand it when my shirts end up bunched around my ears, popping out of my waistband and generally misbehaving. I never wear my Rockabilly blouse because of this - tsk!
The green Liberty print is calling out to be made into a Sencha. Even though I know I will regret making yet another sleeveless blouse so late in the season. It tones perfectly with my Audrey-in-Unst cardigan.
The other two fabrics are a flower-printed babycord with occasional grey sequins, and a pinstriped heavy cotton which is almost a flannel but is definitely trouser-weight. I have enough of the cord to make a wiggle-dress, but I am not sure I would wear it very often. I am hesitating over turning this into another Ginger skirt. But it seems like a shame not to make full use of the yardage.
Maybe I need to challenge myself and make and wear the dress.
So... a pleated skirt, a wiggle-dress, a pair of trousers and two tops? This could be a plan!