One maybe, and one I would love to. Make, that is. And they are in reverse order [in true tradition of the ‘Ta Da’ merchants]-
At # 3 we have the ‘I would love to’ jacket. Now what’s not to like about this pattern? Can’t you just see the many possibilities – and the fabrics?
Although it is only an artist’s impression, it gives a good idea of what this pattern would look like in different fabrics.[click on the pictures to enlarge ] I can see the short version in denim even, but I would really love to make this in a special fabric [which I don’t have of course].
This dress I have been mulling over all Summer and perhaps it is a bit late now, although I could make the sleeved version in an autumn fabric [which I don’t have of course].#2 Vogue Options V8902,
And finally, #1, a down to earth practicality. I have had a long beige trench coat that I absolutely love and wear on those not-so-cold Winter days or when it is wet. It is now showing signs of its age and I feel it is time to make a new one. I have sent away for three samples of fabric [because of course of I haven’t got the right fabric] and hopefully will get round to choosing one of them and making this version. I will lengthen the pattern as I don’t really like wearing three-quarter length coats, I might also modify the front flaps to look more trench….we’ll see. This is Vogue V8884.
So, I’ve decided to scrap the idea of Fabrics Anonymous. I don’t really need it as clearly I don’t really have a problem with fabric. Well, actually I do – I obviously don’t have enough as the above three projects show. I am sure you will all agree with me that it is quite sensible of me to look for the right fabrics for these lovely patterns. Perhaps it is not a problem with fabric that I have, but a problem with patterns….now there’s a thought – Patterns Anonymous? nah!