I'm still letting SWAP percolate at the back of my mind.
definitely want to do work week and weekend as my theme. And I want both
a brown leather skirt and some sort of jeans in the weekend part, but
the week part hasn't clicked for me yet. Since I definitely want a
matching tailored suit with both trousers and skirt (and maybe an extra
of a little waistcoat) I need a good amount of yardage. As yet I haven't
found anything in the stash which says 'use me' plus is suitable and
given the sheer volume of stash it seems imprudent to buy specifically
for this contest when I have so much fabric already. I need 4 to 5
metres of suiting fabric, and it may be that actually I don't have that
much of the right thing in my stash.
If I broke away from the
matching suit idea and mixed a plain dark navy trouser with a navy based
tweed jacket then maybe I'd be on to something. A skirt could then be
either from the plain navy or the navy tweed depending on the remaining
yardage. And I could probably wear that jacket with a lot more other
bottoms in my wardrobe. I shall think on.
[Ruthie rummages in stash]
New plan emerges in various fabrics containing dark navy blue. (I realise this parks the brown leather skirt).
Above we have the fabrics for the working week. Draping over the edge of the ironing board you can see the navy and white flecked tweed fabric, this will be a jacket and the bridging piece between the two collections. There are two suiting fabrics to the left, one plain navy, the other a navy self stripe, these can both be tailored trousers, any leftovers from either of the trouser fabrics or the jacket fabric can be a skirt or if very limited then waistcoat fronts.
Tops are a navy and tan print knit, a silky bold print for a blouse and a fan print knit for another knit top.
Next we move into the weekend, the same tweed jacket still works, but now is paired with dark denim jeans or navy babycord trousers at right. Tops are more casual too, two different stripe knits, made into simple tees and a casual print cotton shirting.
Its all already in stash, it expands the navy already in my wardrobe and hopefully works with some existing work trousers also. All it needs is a name! Week and Weekend Blues?