This is going to have a lot of photos.
I’ve finally taken the time to work through the curious kiwi’s amazing tutorial on visualising fabric and patterns. I really don’t know why I didn’t do it before. The first one took AGES, but once you get the hang of it it’s quick and I’m able to get enthusiastic about projects that have withered for a while.
Frocktober will have to start with this dress...
I bought the couture dress course back in January, and I’ve watched most of the lessons. However, I was procrastinating over starting the dress as I considered several fabrics from my stash.
|A summer evening...|
|A classy work option|
Now I can actually visualise what they might look like if I got my A into G and actually started sewing them.
I’ve been hankering after a jumpsuit ever since I considered one for the Burda Sew a long in May, but did a jacket instead. Now I can see just what my fabrics would look like.
Although I’ve also recently bought the Tania Culottes and wonder whether the pastel print would look good as a Tania? Wonder no more!
And with summer round the corner I can get excited about flowery print dresses and skirts too…
…and even the long promised jeans…
On a more serious note, that nice pinky sort of tweed would make a great jacket...
... with a matching skirt of course...
The down side to this is that I’m actually having to go through and acknowledge my fabric stash, and tell myself again that I MUST stop buying fabric until it has diminished:
|150 x 160|
|135 x 220|
|110 x 100|
|220 x 150|
|120 x 90|
|130 x 200|
|150 x 400|
|150 x 750|
|110 x 400|
|150 x 300|
|110 x 200|
|150 x 120|
|150 x 200|
|150 x 300|
|150 x 100|
This is less than half of what I have hidden in various cubby holes so I don’t have to face the real size of my stash.
Do other people know how much fabric they actually own?