I have a linen blend blue fabric (with shades of brown flowers) that goes really well with denim. I thought some denim for the contrast would be great. Then I had a bit of a look through the stash and came up with this brown striped stretch denim. Mmm, that will go nice particularly if I top stitch with brown thread. I have enough of this fabric (hopefully) to make a pair of pants to match. I also have brown jeans and blue jeans that will both go really well with the proposed jacket.
So far I have laid the pattern out so that it resembles how it will look - ie match up the letters. Then I have cut the muslin and put the pieces into groups - front, back and sleeve. I have started to sew them together and so far so good.
I haven't forgotten the Chanel jacket but I wanted something that I could make now and wear within two weeks. This burst of motivation has come from a visit to Shepparton last Friday. I am popping up there (about 2 hour drive north of Melbourne) pretty often as both my parents are in hospital there. I was stopped mid sentence by three different nurses at three different meetings about the jacket I was wearing. All commented how gorgeous it was and were even more impressed when I said I made it myself! Don't you just love it when that happens? And the jacket just happens to be made from a pink version of the blue fabric above. I bought both when I couldn't decide which one I liked most. Here is a photo:
The fabric has a lovely sheen to it, which makes it just that bit extra special. So of course, I am hoping to get the Marfy done by the next time I go up to Shepparton. There is no way I will get the Chanel done by then!