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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Berry SWAP instead?

The fabrics have been in my stash for a long time, except the corduroy which was originally rust coloured and I dyed with Dylon machine dye in 51 Burgundy. This has been in the craft supplies for years. And the bright pinksatin was acquired from my mum's stash earlier last year when she was clearing out a bit before moving.

At left, 4m of a knit which is a space dye of burgundy, pink, ivory and dark brown. This fabric has been in my stash for a long time and moved house with me 3 times, maybe it should get sewn now.
This would be a turtle neck top, a simple shell top and a cardigan jacket.

2nd left is the 2m length of 115cm wide corduroy fabric. This had been in my stash a reasonable length of time too, but only recently became purple.
This would be casual cord trousers, and any leftover scraps would be made into waistcoat fronts.

The centre fabric is the lovely plum ponte. This too has been in the stash for a very long time and very much wants to be a shift dress for work. Its very wide and I have 3m of it, so I am hoping that with clever cutting it can be a dress, cardigan jacket and a little straight skirt.

2nd from right is a hot pink satin. There's 1.5m of this and it is a lovely fabric. This would be a soft shell with a draped/cowl neckline.

At right, 1.5m of a very wide crossways border print fabric. Also a very long lived member of the stash, I am imagining a simple woven tee style blouse showcasing the border print, and a matching longer length straight skirt.

This can be made to work with the current SWAP rules as follows:-
3 PAC1 - Ponte suit + blouse
Plum ponte jacket and matching straight skirt, worn with hot pink satin drape neck blouse (peeks at neckline).

3 PAC2 - Cord trousers + top and cardi
Plum cord trouser worn with space knit turtleneck top and space knit cardigan jacket

3 PAC3 -  border print skirt + top, plus another top
Plum/cream border print skirt and blouse, alternative top of a space knit shell.

wild cards
Plum ponte dress
plum cord waistcoat

Should issues occur with the plum pieces other substitutions would be things like a cream knit top, cream textured shell, black wide leg pants and etc


Jenni said...

What a fabulous plan. Would the ponte become that vogue wardrobe pattern? I like this plan a lot. Very work appropriate colour whilst not being boring and very you.

BeaJay said...

Sounds lovely. Those fabrics are gorgeous.

Sharon said...

Great colours and plan, look forward to seeing what patterns you are going to use for the ponte.