I have been giving some thought to what I want to wear when vacationing in London. I don’t want to look like a tourist…but I’m sure it will be obvious that we are tourists. What with the “London A to Z” and the massive camera around Stein’s neck.
I ordered fabric from fabric.com after going through my patterns and it arrived today. Here is what I’m thinking.
First thought were some tops. This pattern I won through the Pattern Pyramid for Plus Sizes. Enter my giveaway here! This fabric was on discount for $3.49 a yard. I got 2 yards. I love both versions of the top but will likely add the sleeves so I’m more comfortable. I just like sleeves.
I liked the look of the fabric online but in person, I LOVE it. It has a nubby surface and the colour is so vivid. I wanted to make a skirt BUT then I noticed that my red and black floral, up above, perfectly matches the red nubby.
But I can’t wear an oversized top with a full skirt. I’ll look like a blob, non? Full top needs slim bottoms. Full bottoms and slim top. Am I right? What if I belt it?
So, what about this as an option? Then I won’t be able wear the fabrics together. Worst case, I have a red cotton dress and a rayon floral top for separates. I have to decide what I’m going to actually wear. Decisions!
Now what I am most excited about.
I am going to make a Sewaholic Minoru rain jacket with laminated cotton in a rain drop print! Isn’t it amazing?! And the adorable London print is going to be my lining!
This means that I have to put the velvet Gertie coat on hold for now. Not really bothering me as we are having a crazy warm winter. Not too many days calling for a full-length velvet coat. That also means that I won’t fulfill my Fearless February goal of bound buttonholes. I decided that I can change my goal to fearlessly sew with laminated cotton. I’ve never done that before! And I’m nervous since the fabric shows all needle holes so you can’t rip out stitches and re-stitch.
What do you think of my mini-wardrobe? Red skirt or dress? Or something totally different?
What I’m listening to: Freedom at 21 by Jack White