Final selection (a couple more might have sneaked in…)
When pulling fabric from my stash there were a fair few that I’d bought with a purpose in mind (rather than grabbing them in a frenzy of colour, like a magpie, which is my other modus operandi), therefore in my choice of palette, I already had the bones of a plan. As mentioned in a previous post, one reason I picked this colour-way was to use the turquoise/orange/brown African wax-print I bought last summer. This was at the height of a micro ‘ethnic’ trend and I wanted to make a pencil skirt, but life was getting in the way and last year’s summer wasn’t exactly tropical…
As it stands, here is it is:
1) Colette Clovers in indigo stretch cord; I made a muslin for these back in October last year, then got hung up on the fit and never progressed
2) A simple self-drafted skirt in the turquoise linen and,
3) one in the African wax fabric.
1&2) I’ve been obsessed with a number of versions of Vogue V1247 that have been knocking around other blogs, mainly this one (the first I saw).
But I’m not sure if it will suit me (the tent effect), we will see; regardless, I’m planning two of these tops, a wearable muslin with a blue silk and the ‘real’ one out of the patterned chiffon/gauze;
3) A peplum top with the turquoise linen;
4) One shirt from the pattern magic books with brown cotton;
5) A top, as yet un-designed from the white furry lace fabric;
6) One from the African wax fabric;
7) AND, if I’ve the will after all of these, one from a small piece of brown double gauze (likely to be something like a Colette Sorbetto).
First up, the Clovers and a blue silk V1247.