So, I’ve narrowed down my projects for the Fall Palette Challenge. I’m excited to get started on this; I’ve been thinking about a few of these pieces for a while, and now I’m inspired to get going!
- Trench Coat: from a vintage Lutterloh pattern, in a light grey water-resistant fabric I picked up at Joann’s on clearance. I’m contemplating painting some stripes with a textile paint from Dharma Trading– I have no idea if this can be pulled off, so I’ve emailed them to see if they can help. The coat will be lined with an eggplant & cream argyle satin.
- Peasant Tee Shirt: I’ll be making this in a teal rayon knit from Simplicity 2484, one of my vintage patterns.
- Kimono Sleeved Blouse: This blouse should work for me through all seasons (with layering, of course). I’ve already converted Simplicity 9969 into a blouse pattern, and this will be sewn out of a white cotton poplin. I’ll also insert some lace at the shoulders. Depending on how ambitious I’m feeling, I may redraft the front and add a convertible collar.
- Pencil Skirt: For this I’ll be using a basic skirt draft that I made during my sewing class last spring. The fabric is a metallic tweed, so it should work for nicer events.
- Scallop Waist Skirt: A cut of blue moleskin that’s been in my stash for at least 7 years is finally going to be used! I’m pairing it with a free half-circle skirt pattern from Vivat Veritas.
- Swing Dress: I made up a muslin for this during Casey’s Swing Dress Sew-Along, but never sewed up the finished project. I’ll be using an eggplant polyester crepe (not my favorite, but it is in the stash).