It's not that I don't like color, I just don't love wearing it.Since I've let my hair go white I have been limiting the colors I wear. I like gray and black on me, so that's what I've been buying. I will add some color accents to all of this black, gray, ivory and white with scarves until it gets too hot to wear them. I also bought a pair of cobalt blue sandals. There are some pieces from last season, like a cobalt blue cardigan that will look good with these non colors.
These are my knit choices including a cotton double knit(top right) from Diane von Furstenberg that will be a motorcycle jacket for spring. It is the only piece of fabric that I've bought from Sawyer Brook. Unlined, but basically like my leather jacket. I'll add back in some ease in the sleeve cap.
The snake print left side, second down, is the newest addition to the collection and I've got enough for a top and a dress. I love textured or layered knits and I've got two of those, third down on the left and third down on the right, both from Marcy Tilton. I've been finding more and more fabrics that I love on her website lately. She has lots of blacks and grays and other 'non' colors that I like. Third down is a layered knit that looks almost hand dyed with cuts that show the black underlayer. Under that is a rayon knit print with a touch of cobalt blue. There's another knit from Marcy third down on the right. It's another gray and black textured, layered knit from Marcy. Below that is another animal print in rayon and lycra.
Next down is a pale gray Donna Karan stretch linen, below that is an Armani black and gray small checked rayon lycra blend from a Fabric Mart sale. A piece of that Marc Jacob's denim is on the bottom. On the right is the black cotton double knit and a rayon acetate crepe with a raised stripe from Manhattan Fabrics recent sale. Next is a black and teal cotton snake print from Metro Textiles and last is black cotton and lycra sateen, also from Metro.
Last up are some of my blouse choices. From the top down, white linen, a gray cotton shirting with a fine metallic stripe from a visit to Waechter's three summers ago. Next is a cotton print from Emmaonesock also a few years old. I told you I'd been planning to make blouses for awhile! Below that is a black and white stretch silk from Mood. The bottom two are from emmaonesock, a gold layered over gray linen and a black and white cotton shirting. That last one is Hugo Boss and it's presently on Elliot Berman's website for half price. Where by the way I picked up 4 yards of a French cotton voile for Marcy Tilton's new dress for Vogue,
What other patterns will I use? I have tnt patterns for pants and jeans now so I'll use those and this 'sleeveless blazer', Burda 111 4/13.
For one blouse I'll use Katherine Tiltons portrait collar blouse V8834
For the striped knit I like this one by Katherine Tilton as well V8710
That's it for now. I have lots of sewing ahead, hopefully my sewing mojo won't let me down!