I found this stunning striped silk jersey at Fashion Fabrics Club last month, and it has inspired me to start working on an early fall wardrobe capsule. We have some friends who live in Sedona, Arizona, and this reminded me so much of the colors there, that I'm calling it my "Sedona Sunset" SWAP. (SWAP stands for Sewing With A Plan.) Not everything will be worn together, but it helps me set a general direction of where I want to go. I love the planning process.
I also had two sandwashed silks- a blue and a tomato red. I've got about 5 yards of the blue, but just 2 of the red. Both will probably be tunic style tops, maybe some track type pants out of the blue if I can squeeze it out of what I've got left.
I got a coral linen/rayon sweater knit and a royal blue linen knit at the same time I bought the silk. I've got about 3 yards to work with of the coral, and just one yard of the blue, so the coral will probably be a long cardigan and shell, and the blue a sleeveless top.
All of these are top or dress weight, and I needed something that I could pull in for skirts or pants. From my stash, I have 1 yard of a nice printed sateen with the same color palette for a skirt, and then 2 yards of a stretch dark blue denim for some pants. I have white pants and skirts that I will use as well.
And last, but not least! I found a Isaac Mizrahi leather purse in coral as the icing on the cake. I got it at our local thrift store for $20. Buying it meant I was now committed to the plan!
Next step, preshrinking- even the silks. I don't like drycleaning, so better to shrink it now, than later.
Then- picking out the patterns, always the hardest part!!! I'm hoping to get 10 pieces done from these by Labor Day which is 6 weeks away. I've definitely got my work cut out for me!
Have you started thinking about Fall sewing yet?