My first set of plans are to use bits of stash that are annoying me - they are not really big enough to make a whole garment with, but too nice to throw away. I'm going to use a Sandra Betzina dress pattern, but shorten it to make a top.
I'll have to find something else for the side panels and lining - I'm going to raid the scrap basket to see what is hiding in there that can be used.
I have made the muslin -that was an easy job to do today:
The muslin doesn't really look very inspiring, but it looks quite nice on. And I can squeeze the main pieces (not the sides) out of the lovely linen.
If I like the result, I'll make a second version using this lovely fabric as the centre panel:
This is a nice quality craft cotton - I only purchased half a metre (112 wide) as I was going to use it as a trim and copy a Prada jacket two years ago - but I never did, and I don't like that idea anymore in any case. It was expensive ($24.99 per metre), so it needs to be used while it can be - and with colour blocking still a trend, I think it's now or never. I'll put it with some navy cotton.
I've also got some leftover stripe fabric, so I'll make a couple of skirts - this is sort of a fabric I like now, but not to stash. This striped fabric was cheap and was bought to fill wardrobe gaps now, using quick and simple patterns, but was not something I would buy to stash because it is just too good to resist :) I like it, but I like it for now, if you understand what I mean ....
Well, that's the start of the next batch of plans - in between catching up with all the officework I have ignored for the last few weeks - of course, I've done the have- to- do jobs, but not the others !
Do have a good week everyone, where- ever you are,