In the interests of appropriate fabric stash maintenance, I made myself go to Gay Naffine’s and Lucy Gill’s disposal of unwanted fabrics from their summer fashion collections.
Really I’m doing Gay and Lucy a service aren’t I?
And giving some unwanted and unloved fabrics a new home where they will live happily with other fabrics. Instead of living sadly with the knowledge that they missed out on an outing as a high fashion garment on a gorgeous and perfectly groomed socialite, these fabrics will get made into garments worn over and over again by ordinary members of society. Now that has got to be better than sadly accumulating dust at the back of the fashion workroom, being mocked by the current seasons fabrics as the younger, newer and hipper stuff get constructed into garments.
Ombre silk cotton blend, light grey through to french navy. Not sure what this will be, perhaps a floaty summer tunic or top.
Silk cotton sheer with abstract pattern in green, brown, and lavender on white. Not sure about this one either, but I love the colours!
Medium weight ivory cotton poly metallic blend tone on tone loveliness with shiny slightly raised dots. This will be a great office basic, either a sheath dress, or a top.
Medium weight lavender poly cotton, great sheen to it. It looks like the warp and weft are different shades of lavender. This might end up as a shirt or it could be a skirt.
Medium weight cafe latte and ivory cotton poly metallic blend, same as the ivory tone on tone one above. This one is going to be a pencil skirt.
Viscose knit with an abstract pattern in red, lavender, beige and white. Not sure about this one, but it feels as great as it looks. I have 1.5 m so I might make a dress but more likely it will be a top
Blouse weight red crinkle poly cotton. A top to go with the cafe latte skirt
Graphic olive, red, pink and dusty light green silk charmeuse. A simple but gorgeous top. I need a red skirt too! Should have bought some more fabric…
Medium weight white stretch cotton self stripe. You can’t have enough of basics like this!
Turquoise linen nylon blend. I had purchased this at a previous sale and made the jacket that took forever. Now I can turn the jacket into a spring suit ( yes I know,its summer in a few days time, just sayin’)
Black cotton nylon blend with sheer stripes (almost like a burnt out stripe).Button up shirt perhaps?
Black and white graphic reversible jacquard polyester cotton. This I truly love. It will make a great dress suit for the office. What side to use?!
I also purchased a white cotton voile with silver metallic circles, but I forgot to take a photo before it went in the washing machine. This is going to be a summer top.