So I was picking out patterns for some fabrics that I already had, and out of the blue Mom just gave me a stack of wool fabrics!
These were also from her mom's stash, and probably dated to the 60s and 70s. I have fallen in love with wool in the last couple of years, so I was more than happy to take these off of her hands!
Most of the pieces are between two and three yards, and range from 54" to 61" wide.
|This piece I'm hoping will be enough to make a new tailcoat for Brian the Engineer!|
|I love the micro-plaid design of this one.|
|This is the smallest cut of the group, and has some moth damage.|
|Close-up shot of the moth holes. I'll have to cut around those.|
|This one has a nice weight and feel, and a lovely variegated yarn.|
|This one is in two pieces.|
|Same texture, different color|
|The one thing I know is that whatever garment I make from this piece has to be able to be worn with each of the two coordinating ones above.|
|This one is a lovely lightweight crepe.|
|I'm thinking the right-hand view would be perfect in this fabric.|
|This is the fabric with moth holes, so I'll make a skirt that takes up a relatively small amount of fabric. That way I can cut around the problem area without too much trouble.|
|For the three coordinating fabrics, I want a purple dress and a blue dress, and a jacket that can be worn with either.|
|I like the view with the contrasting collar.|
|An elegant crepe deserves an elegant design.|