Catching up on the Spring Palette Challenge I need to disclose my fabric and pattern goals. And I must say, this was so much easier as all the colors for the fabrics were already picked. Funny enough too, I started recalling those things that I had intended the fabric for in the first place and thinking, “It’s high time I made that now.” Weird, going about this whole thing with a palette and it’s all just falling into place.
I found a perfect foggy wool gabardine for a pair of high waisted trousers at my local fabric store. Hancock’s to be exact. 50% off too. The only piece of wool in the entire store I’m convinced. What with this retro Simplicity pattern, it seemed like the perfect fit. And you know how I feel about pants.
Another bottom is going to turn out from the caterpillar green wool crepe, while that strawberry fluff floral cotton (which is a vintage twin sheet, but I assure you, its clean and there are no suspicious spots on it) is going to be a top. Both are intended for two patterns I’m in the midst of testing for this lovely company. I’m terribly excited about them and will be absolutely, positively thrilled when I can show them to you!
The eggshell polka dot swatch (which looks exactly like this, I dare say we shop in the same place) is from Fashion Fabrics Club. It’s a silk shirting which I do intend for a blouse made from this vintage McCall’s pattern. I’m going for that doubled tulip collar, sleeveless view (4) that’s actually mocked up in polka dots (click on image for larger view). And you wonder where I get my inspiration from? Ha.
Last but most certainly not least, I have this lovely Sky crepe de chine. I’ve been dreaming about using this fabric and saving it for the perfect occasion. This fabric was bought locally at Hancock’s and I’ll be following along with Casey’s Swing Dress Sewalong (though I’ll be rather behind) for this. It will need an underlining and a slip I’m sure. But I’m awfully excited about it.
And that rounds up my Spring Palette Picks. I tell you, somewhat shockingly, that all of these fabrics were in my stash. I’m amazed at how much fabric I really have. Truly amazed. It’s official though, its time to start destashing. The fabric’s gotta be used or else! All in all, I have 5 projects ahead. 2 blouses, 2 bottoms and 1 dress. I think that makes a fairly well rounded spring wardrobe. What have you decided to work on for Spring? I do so love hearing about other’s projects because I usually end up wanting the pattern they’ve picked and then inevitably, I go and buy it. What fabrics do you see yourself in for Spring? Silks? Cottons? Florals?
Happy Spring Picking!