In my attempt to be a stylish 60something, I bought a Craftsy class titled "Sew to Flatter-Plan Your Best Wardrobe" and am working my way through the chapters on color and fabric properties. One of our first assignments was to sort the stash. I am not a stash collector so this job only took 30 minutes or so. I was able to identify what fabrics are best suited to my coloring and plan some pieces to add to my casual, retired lifestyle.
First up is a maxi dress from Style Arc in a tribal print. I love the knit because it is black and cream, which works for my coloring. The geometric print is angular, as are my features. The overall aesthetic is casual with a touch of elegance. The cream and taupe striped knit will be a cardi for a cool night.
Next up will be a day dress for those times when I need to look polished and businesslike. I chose a vintage pattern and a print with a fall vibe. Looking at the combination I see now I have recreated my 7th grade sewing project!
I have 2 projects for cool weather ahead using a color which has been missing for a few years in my wardrobe. The first is a cape in a cranberry wool tweed from Gorgeous Fabrics (a giant thank you to Ann for the gift of lining-such a nice thing to do!). I am using Silhouette's new cape pattern pictured below. I also want to make the Chicago jacket by The Sewing Workshop. It will be made in some well aged wool flannel.
I also pulled some knits which are highly textured and plan to make a few casual cardis for the winter. We'll see... plans are subject to change.
I am off to take a nap as tonight will be a challenge. Go Hillary!!