Friday, August 9, 2013
2013 6 Piece Autumn Collection
I seem to have started on my autumn 6PAC already, though it is already turning out to be a bit different than I had initially thought... Though I definitely don't need any more tops, I found that I wanted to make a lace top to go with my bluerose pinafore, since I will be the "crone of honor"* at the wedding of two of my friends later this month. Didn't want to wear my one "party dress" yet again.
And, the Eileen Fisher top remodeling project gives me a second top.
Looked in closet to see what was near the end of lifespan, and noticed that the brown corduroy pinafore with all the pockets is looking pretty shabby, so a new brown pinafore is in order - the plan is to use the brown brushed denim twill, and the overall-pinafore pattern for that one.
I also still miss my dark grey bird pinafore that wore entirely out, so will use some more of that fabric - it doesn't wear like iron, only lasts about three years, but I have enough, so... am thinking about combining some Alabama Chanin style applique on the bodice, was thinking about doing that with some madder red jersey in the pomegranate stencil, but am not sure I want to introduce red as an accent color. I tried it out on my digital sketch, and it might be too obtrusive?? (I pretty much don't ever wear red, because I have roseacea, and I feel like anything red calls attention to the red areas on my face) Maybe if I do some embellishment in grey on grey it will look less obtrusive and a bit more subtle/sophisticated?
The other things I'm hoping to have time to sew are some new basic dresses, one in a narrow striped cotton (black with grey and blue) and a popover dress in grey rayon in a textural windowpane-ish plaid. The idea is to create some highly useful, go with most of the things, layers. These sorts of dresses get worn either on their own or underneath pinafores.
* am too old to be the maid of honor, not qualifed to be the matron of honor