Instead of sewing I've been trying to finalise my selections for the August Wardrobe in a Week at Stitchers Guild. These are the fabrics I've chosen. I'm making a 4 piece mini wardrobe for a short trip to Thailand in October.
The brown is leftover from a pair of jeans I made earlier in the year and will become a pair of Burdastyle Ruby shorts.
The orange will become an blouse that can double as a jacket using BWOF 05-2008-105
The halter on the left is a wrap dress and is dated 1974. The pattern on the right is from 1984 I think. I'd make the version in blue on the far right. I have three metres of this stuff so I may well make a little top as well, but I'll see when it's cut out.
The fourth piece in this wardrobe will most likely be a white knit top, perhaps a crossover tank top to go with the shorts and under the orange blouse. The great thing is that these all continue the vanilla choc orange theme I started at the end of last summer and have continued through winter. If I add some of the things I made last summer, I will have a well rounded wardrobe for a six day trip!
I've also joined the Chanel jacket sewalong. I've shortlisted these three patterns, but as this is more a Chanel inspired sewalong than a strict adherence to the Chanel style, I may well stretch the boundaries a little and choose something else.As for fabric, I do have two pieces of beautiful boucle winging their way to me, but today I pulled out piece of green wool I bought at a Lincraft sale in Brisbane a few months ago. It's a rough weave wool and looks a little like an old army blanket and something about it touched a creative nerve. I like the juxtaposition of a rough wool with the fine couture details and embellishment. I'll sleep on that one and let you know ...