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Monday, 8 October 2012

Fabric Purchased

So I wasn't going to buy anymore fabirc, but I purchased some nice charcoal trousers on sale a little while ago and wanted a charcoal grey top to make a column. The stash had nothing suitable in stock, as grey is not one of my best colours.
The fabric has been lightened by the flash and is a darker grey than shown. This is a really nice ponte da roma type fabric, so should wash and wear like iron. I plan to make a soft roll collar top as this is a very practical winter style for me, and then a knee length elastic waist skirt from the leftovers.

Although simple that will then give me a charcoal grey trouser column or a charcoal grey skirt column which can be worn under various strong colour jackets.

I've another 5 projects first, though may switch the order if this one starts bugging me to be sewn!

I suspect stashes could do with more basics and less sparkly shiny stuff!

I am still thinking about patchwork loose covers for my sofa and armchair.
And really enjoyed these designer versions from Kelly Swallow.




5 comments:

zippiknits said...

Gray is one of my favorite neutrals. It will be good to see what you come up with for that piece.

The chairs are stunning. Wish I had the courage to re-upholster my two big chairs in that way.

Janine said...

Charcoal grey goes with just about anything including sparkly stuff ! A simple dark grey skirt will be very useful and look professional as well .

Linda T said...

What cheery furniture!

RhondaBuss said...

Oh please do the patch work upholstery. I have loved this look for such a long time. I think it looks so bright and inviting.

Karen said...

Definitely do the chairs! My friend is doing her sofa cushions!