I just had validation that the new color palette is going to work. It took me a minute to decide what my Winter Six-Pack would consist of. Amazing! That little task alone paid for the color analysis. Usually, I would be wringing my hands and testing my less-than-artistic brain for hours trying to figure that out.
The funny thing is that I had just purchased two pieces of fabric to test my newfound color skills. Those two pieces, plus some oddballs I’d had in my stash for years, will make up my Winter Six-Pack. Here are the fabrics:
The top piece is a brown wool gabardine I might use for pants. The second piece is a viyella print (believe it or not) that I found at a local fabric store. The third piece is wool jersey for the skirt and cardi. The last piece is a rayon knit I’ve had in my stash for a few years. The fabric that isn’t here is the jacket fabric. I’m making the new Koos jacket and am still working on the fabric for that piece:
This is the plan:
1 jacket (in multiple shades of brown)
1 skirt (in a rust wool jersey)
1 cardi/vest-type thing to go with the skirt (the same wool jersey as the skirt)
1 woven top (the multi color viyella)
1 knit top (in a rust, orange, and brown knit)
1 pants (brown wool)
The first piece is actually finished. It’s this out of print Vogue Woman pattern:
I hesitated to pay the price for this pattern, but it’s a real sleeper. I saw it on a fellow sewist at sewing camp and had to have it. This is now a TNT pattern for me, so I’m thrilled I bought it after all. Here is my version:
The pattern calls for a stable knit, so I made mine out of a wool jersey. I have a bit more of this fabric left, and want to make something to go with this skirt. I could use some help with the selection of the coordinate. Here are some options:
Marcy Tilton for Vogue 8779:
I think the long skirt with the short swing jacket will look a little vintage. That might work. On the other hand, are the proportions right for that look? And, if I make this jacket, I have to deal with putting a separating zipper in a knit. I’ve never done that and this fabric is a nightmare to rip out! Ask me how I know.
Here is another option. It’s the new Katherine Tilton vest, Vogue 8777:
I love the back detail of this vest, but will the proportions be right with the long skirt? Will the whole profile be “long and skinny”?
Would love any feedback on the cardi/vest piece, or any other suggestions you might have.