So, I wanted to share the planning I have been doing. I hope to create a mini-collection from the patterns, and have been scheming about this for weeks! I looked through the fabrics I already had before settling on a colour scheme, so that I can do some stash busting while I'm at it!
Here is what I came up with:
The colours I went for are cornflower blue, black, cream, navy, orange and steel blue. I want the pieces to be bright and fun, but elegant at the same time. I'd like to share the fabrics I chose, but I am still deciding on a few of them, so they will be revealed one by one as I start each project!
I made inspiration pages for each pattern in the book, too. Since I am starting with the Meringue skirt here is my inspiration page for that pattern:
I love the embellished skirt in the bottom right hand corner of the first page! I'd love to make a Meringue like that one day... In the meantime, the fabric I actually chose?
|Sorry it's so wrinkly!!!|
I decided that the Meringues I like best are the ones where the scallops are more than just scallops, they are linked to the fabric in some way - like in the embellished version I pointed out. When I saw this fabric, I thought it would be perfect for this concept! Here's a rough idea of what I'm trying to achieve:
I'm going to cut the scallops based on the print of the fabric. I hope it works out!!
I've also started planning my mini-wardrobe based on the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook. I've gone for a more colourful summery palette and feel for this one:
I love the planning stage of sewing! In fact, I'm itching to start designing a mini-collection for the patterns in Gertie's new book!!!