I've picked up some really nice fabrics over the last couple of weeks - some online, some local; made up of winter white, greys, browns and blacks - some great basic neutrals. There was no plan for these - just good fabrics at a great price. Then, whilst returning home from a work related trip I saw lots of clusters of birch trees by the side of the road, and the colors immediately reminded me of my fabric . . . . so a collection idea was born!
Here are a few photos of my gorgeous inspiration:
And here is my fabric:
OK, so I need some more brown in this as well - but we are talking 'inspiration' here! The fabrics are:
Row 1: rayon textured black/white suiting, poly blouse weight black/white animal print
Row 2: wool charcoal with a cream woven stripe and a black wool with a cream woven stripe, black Ponte knit, white Ponte knit
Row 3: White cotton thin wale corduroy with a little stretch, white/brown/black poly satin blouse weight.
I plan on making a Sinbad & Sailor O'Keefe skirt with a draped front, a couple of shell tops (and I may even trial a pattern other than Sorbetto. I know, call me crazy!!), a cardigan or two, a dress . . . . and who knows what else! I plan this to be an ongoing collection - adding more garments as and when, as I would really like to make up this cape with some lovely fleece that I also recently bought :)