I am still madly creating things for the Christmas Market on Saturday. However in the odd moments of down time I have of course started thinking about SWAP (Sewing With A Plan).
This would be a few challenges for me - making a (speed)
tailored jacket, making jeans, sewing my first ever leather garment, and
creating a suit for work. I would then have mostly knit tops as they
are my simple pieces, but things I wear a lot out of the home-sewn
section of my wardrobe.
The blue and brown prompted a thought of a length of suiting fabric given to me a few years ago. This is a really nice check with includes both blue and brown. I wonder if 3.4 metres of 150cm wide fabric is enough for a simple jacket, a pair of wide leg trousers and a skirt in a size 16? (That's 3 3/4 yards of 60" folks, BUT its a 3" check)
Here's a shot of the fabric, with a 6" gauge showing the size of the check.
If I go with this plan I have quite a few challenges
1 - sewing a suit good enough to wear for work
2 - sewing a jacket that fits (see 1)
3 - matching the check on 3 garments!
4 - sewing a blouse good enough to wear to work
5 - sewing a garment from leather
6 - sewing jeans good enough to wear out
The co-ordinating knit tops should not be too much of a problem, but are only 5 of the 11 pieces!