Yesterday I was frustrated with my stash- and this morning I woke up with a GREAT idea!
I have this huge stack of beautiful fabrics, but not a lot of valid combinations. It's like having a bucket full of words that I can't make a sentence with. Or a basket full of letters, yet I cannot make a word.
A bunch of notes; ummm... that analogy doesn't work! I DO have harmony and a few melodies - but hey I want more!
So what do I need? (Vanna, I'll take an "M"!)
I figured it out!! I want to use these prints to sew jacket /shirts.
- I am a pear, I need to keep the visual interest up on top.
- I like dresses (a very recent discovery, thanks to my black & white tank dress)
- I like sewing with knits
I need solid color knits! That's when I remembered having a set of swatches from Christine Jonson. I got them out, played around with different colors and color combinations. I could picture contrasting bands around neckline, midriff, maybe even som colorblocking? We shall see! Then I whipped out my Guterman chart and ordered the thread.
Now I feel as though my stash WILL reflect the wardrobe to be sewn. I am feeling much better about my stash now.
How do you feel about your stash? Does it look like the wardrobe you are planning to sew? Do you find it as hard as I do; to find coordinates?
*Hope your Thursday is a fine one*