A thoughtful plan
When it comes to sewing I’m easily distracted with the next pattern/fabric/project. I’m terrible at sticking to a sewing plan. Here’s hoping that things are about to change!
In my recent post about my Scout with 3/4 sleeves I indicated that I’d like to make three more from my liberty stash to fill a gap in my wardrobe. Last night I put on the said Scout and proceeded to try on every jacket, jumper, shrug and cardigan in my wardrobe. The results were surprising! The ones that worked were put in a pile, the rest were put away. I then had a great time matching the ‘yes pile’ with lovely liberty tana lawn in my stash.
If I share my results with you, I’m hoping it will be added motivation to follow through. This is what I came up with.
Clockwise from top right: Cropped red duffel coat, fair isle cardigan, merino shrug & cropped purple jumper.
Clockwise from top right: Cropped red duffel coat, chartreuse jacket, tartan jacket, brown jumper, fair isle cardigan & olive green jacket.
Clockwise from top right: Brown jumper, merino shrug, grey shrug, cropped purple jumper & mushroom cardigan
I’m hoping that the prints and colourways are different enough that no-one will notice they are all the same pattern. That being said, in honour of my quirky Gabby Dresses, there might be a rogue sleeve in another fabric.
And my reward from following through on this plan? I trip to Odette (previously known as Patchwork on Central Park) to endulge in their 20% off liberty sale!
How wonderful that the pieces that “work” all magically have matching Liberty fabrics. It’s going to be great with them all co ordinating.
Thanks Susan. Maybe the matching liberty has something to do with this size of my liberty stash…
A great sewing plan! I’m sure no one will notice they will all be the same pattern because the fabric is so lovely. How nice to have a TNT pattern to go to.
Thanks Rosi. The Scout is definitely a TNT pattern for me.
It’s fun to see you match your cardis coats with your fabric. Your Liberty is so pretty, it doesn’t matter if it is the same pattern. Tried and tested is good.
I have been matching fabric to my bottoms too. I have skirts that have no suitable tops, so I am going to fill that gap with hand sewns.
I really enjoyed my wardrobe and pattern play. The navy fabric was purchased specifically as I have some maroon jeans that are really hard to find tops in my wardrobe to the wear with them! Are you planning to use any new patterns?
In my opinion, when someone is wearing a lovely Liberty print the emphasis is on the print, no one is looking at anything else. So don’t think about it, have fun, as you have some great combinations there.
Thank-you for your supportive words.
Your organisation is mucho impressive! And inspiring!
Fingers crossed I last the distance…
That is inspiring. I think I may have to pull all my clothes out and really look at what works together. Looking forward to seeing your new tops.
It was an very interesting exercise Louise. My assumptions of what would work were proven wrong on several occassions. I can see I will be undertaking similar exercises again. BTW just saw you new Japanese Dress and I love it. Awesome fabric and style. 8 year old opinions don’t count… well not today anyway!
Thank you very much, think he was being cheeky really! As I was going through my wardrobe what struck me was how few of my clothes fit together nicely!
You are so organised! I wish I had that kind of wardrobe organisation and vision, particular with regard to my work clothes. I am planning to review my wardrobe with regard to the gaps… I’m trying not to sew just for the sake of it at the moment. Trying being the operative word.
My wardrobe organisation is a new thing, but I’m definitely a convert. I’m sure I’ll fall off the bandwagon, but that’s okay too!
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