Yesterday I prewashed my dark linen fabrics, thinking I'd start with a skirt or pants from my tentative summer sewing plan. I love it when the weather finally gets warm enough for outside line drying again! Isn't this a sight after every fabric lover's heart?
Ironically, while the dark linens were drying outside in the sun, I shifted around some of my unwashed stash and happened upon a fabric combination I'd never thought of so far:
The boucle fabric has been bought with, well, not even the plan, but the wish to someday make a chanel-style jacket. The flowery linen print was bought for a long, flowing linen dress. Seeing the two together in these, for me, perfect spring colors, has crystallized my plan as follows:
Make a chanel-style jacket, not allowing myself to be held back by perfectionism and lack of experience, as well as I'm able to at this moment. Make a sheath dress to go with the jacket. Hopefully, finish both before spring turns into summer.
As somebody said on their blog: Challenge yourself. There's always more fabric if it doesn't work out.
In order to motivate myself, I'll document my process here in detail. I've given some thought to choosing patterns and style; more on that to come.