After reading Sophie's post yesterday morning it felt like she had been reading my mind! Sophie talks about the fact that it is just much more exciting to buy and sew with prints than with solid colours. The only issue, offcourse, is that you can only mix so much print items together. A good solid item on the other hand can be worn with a lot of other items..
|Lining with a print doesn't count right?|
Two weeks ago I went fabric shopping while on holiday in Italy and I already knew that I had to buy more solid colours for my fall sewing plans. So I made a list..
The patterns I want to sew this fall are:
- The Robson trenchcoat by Sewaholic
- The Minoru jacket by Sewaholic (maybe even two): finished!
- Archer shirts by Grainline Studio: check them out, here and here
- a shirt from Drape Drape
- two Victoria blazers from By Hand London
And before I start working on those, I want to:
|My Saltspring dress, it is actually black silk|
|This was the 50% off stash|
|Knits in all sorts and patterns|
- Two fabrics for my Archer blouse, the blue one with the small purple dots is cotton, and the other one is a polyester. I don't usually like polyester fabrics, but this one felt super soft and was only 2 euro's per meter, so this will be my wearable muslin.
|Cotton and the polyester|
- Water repellent fabric for my Robson trenchcoat. This coat needs a lot of fabric! Around 4.5 meters if I remember correctly.. That's why I chose this fabric, it is slightly grey with a hint of a denim look (but nothing too much, trust me!) and the best part, it was on sale so only 2.5 euro's per meter! The Robson coat is unlined, so no excuse for prints here.
|The Minoru jacket on the left and the Robson on the right|
- Fabric for my two Minoru jackets, one in water repellent fabric (camel colour) and the other one in wool! At first I only got the water repellent one, but when I arrived home I wished that I had also gotten some wool to make it. So two days later I went back to the fabric store and found some lovely wool, which absolutely made my day!
|The water repellent fabric and it's lining.|
|Wool in close-up|
|Another lining with print!|
- For my Victoria blazer I got a silk linnen, I didn't get a lining, but I'm sure I have something suitable in my stash. I also have some fabric I got in Paris in March which I want to use for a Victoria blazer, it is a gorgeous fabric with some shimmer in it!
- And then I got some black jersey to make this shirt out of, it is from the book Drape Drape. I also got some other black thicker jersey to make a sweater of some sort..
Overall I'm really happy with my choices and can't wait to start sewing my Minoru jacket! I think that will be the first one on my to do list :)
What do you think about my fabric choices? Do you have a fall sewing plan?